The following event was originally scheduled for Tuesday (March 13, 2018), but thanks to Nor’Easter #3, it was postponed. The new date is Monday, March 19.
The Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) Volunteers present: “Early Colonial New York Piano Makers,” an illustrated lecture by piano conservator and historian, Wally Stock. The lecture will include makers in Albany, Troy and Nassau during the period from 1830’s through the 1890’s.
Originally from Malden Bridge in Chatham, Wally Stock’s ancestors were some of the early Dutch settlers of Albany. Mr. Stock taught a course in 1991 on the ‘History and Development of the Piano’ at the New York State Museum. He services and restores antique pianos and pianos of all makes at his business, Stock Piano Services, founded in 1973.
Prior to the public program, the CCHS Volunteers will hold a brief meeting at 6:30pm. New volunteers are always welcome and training is provided. Volunteer opportunities exist in many of CCHS’s operations, including at the c.1819 James Vanderpoel House, the 1737 Luykas Van Alen House, the c.1850 Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse, and the CCHS Museum & Library. Anyone interested in volunteering is welcome to attend the meeting and can check the CCHS Volunteers web page for more information: cchsny.org/volunteer.
Monday, March 19 2018, from 7 – 8pm
Van Buren Hall
6 Chatham Street
Kinderhook, NY 12106
Free and open to the Public
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