Come meet New York State Paleontologist, Lisa Amati and bring your questions or fossils for expert identification. Explore fossils from our world famous collection and interact with real fossils at education stations designed for both children and adults. This is a great opportunity to learn about the work of a Paleontologist.
Grab a drink and join a rousing conversation about the history of Albany with Dr. Michael T. Lucas, Curator of Historical Archaeology and Dr. Charles T. Gehring, Director of the New Netherland Research Center. This fun, interactive program is free and located at the City Beer Hall in Albany, NY. Food and drink are not included.
This program is made possible by Downtown Albany BUsiness Improvement District and City Beer Hall.
For more information, please visit www.nysm.nysed.gov or call (518) 474-0575.
MEN OF BRONZE is the definitive story of the black American soldiers of the 369th combat regiment, known as the "Harlem Hellfighters," who served with the French Army in World War I. Although relegated to non-combat duty by the U.S. Command, the 369th was sent to France and spent more time in front-line trenches than any other American infantry unit. Fighting alongside French, Moroccan and Senegalese soldiers at the campaigns of Champagne-Marne and Meuse-Argonne, the courageous men of the 369th distinguished themselves in some of the fiercest battles of the Great War. MEN OF BRONZE uses photographs, interviews with veterans, and film from the French and American National Archives to recount the sage of the "Harlem Hellfighters," offering an inspiring tribute to these unsung heroes and an unforgettable look at World War I.
Following the screening, there will be a brief Q&A with Senior Historian Aaron Noble and State Historian Devin Lander.
Join a groovy trip back to Max Yasgur's historic hay field to experience the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Museum Director and Senior Curator Wade Lawrence invites you to learn about one of the pivotal moments of the sixties and the efforts currently being done to preserve and secure official historic designation for the festival site.
The day will begin with light refreshments and a casual meet and greet, followed by an engaging multimedia presentation about Woodstock and the cultural center that builds upon its legacy today. Following the presentation and Q&A, weather permitting, Mr. Lawrence will lead a walking tour of the historic site, pointing out the landscape clues about what happened there almost five decades ago and Bethel Woods' plans for the historic landscape's future.
The Museum at Bethel Woods is located at 200 Hurd Road, Bethel (Sullivan County), New York. Visit www.bethelwoodscenter.org for more details.
Celebrate New York State History Month with the curators at the New York State Museum when they give a behind the scenes tour of the history collections. Decorative Arts, Military, Transportation, Technology, Social History, Toys, Dolls, and Textiles––there is something for everyone.
Please register with Nicole LaFountain at (518) 474-0575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendors display and sell gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, and much more. This event is co-sponsored by the Capital District Mineral Club and the New York Academy of Mineralogy.
All proceeds benefit the Museum's mineral acquisition fund.