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Columbia County Historical Society Lecture: “Gotham Goes Global: New York City from 1825-1925”

This Saturday, the Columbia County Historical Society presents the next lecture of the 2022 Winter-Spring Lecture Series –  Gotham Goes Global: New York City from 1825-1925, a zoom discussion by Dr. Gary Darden.

Dr. Gary Darden will speak about the changes and influences that caused the city of New Amsterdam to become an international center during this 100 year period.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Gary H. Darden, PhD
20-year Manhattan resident, Gary Darden is a 6th generation Texas native educated in Virginia and Texas. His Ph.D. in American history is from Rutgers University. He has served as history professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Morris County, NJ since 2005, and chair of the Department of Social Sciences & History since 2013.  

​The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer conversation.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 23, 2022  / 4:30pm

ADMISSION$10/$15
$10 for CCHS members
$15 for non-members

NOTE: TICKETS ARE  STRICTLY LIMITED

Tickets: cchsny.org/winter-lectures-2022.html

LOCATION: Online via Zoom
ZOOM LINK will be emailed after Payment, on DAY of Lecture

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Hudson Area Library and Leisler Institute Present a Talk on Slavery in New Netherlands, Apr 28

List of Purchasers of “a lot of male and female Negroes,” From a Slave
Auction in Manhattan, 29 May 1664. Source: Volume X, part III, pg. 228 New York Dutch
Colonial Manuscripts. 29 May 1664.

The Hudson Area Library History Room in collaboration with the Jacob Leisler Institute for the
Study of Early New York History presents Reconsidering Slavery in 17th century New
Netherland – What do We Know? What Can We Learn?, a talk by Dennis J. Maika on
Thursday, April 28th.

There has been a glaring gap in today’s important and critical discussion of American slavery
and its legacy: an accurate understanding of the lives of the enslaved and their enslavers in the
Northern colonies and how their experiences contributed to the institution of American slavery.
Many Americans are surprised to learn of the existence of Northern slavery and New Yorkers
may be stunned to learn that slavery was deeply entwined in their colonial and state history.
Historians have long recognized these connections but have been marginally successful in
bringing these stories to a wider audience. In recent years, a new cohort of New Netherland
historians has focused their attention on the experiences of the enslaved, slavery’s institutional
origins and development, the slave trade, and how slavery impacted New Netherland society.
Thus, the purpose of this talk is to provide a broader historical context in which to consider some
of these new revelations and the questions they raise. Hopefully, a better appreciation of slavery
in New Netherland will stimulate a more accurate and comprehensive understanding of
American slavery.

Dennis J. Maika is Senior Historian at the New Netherland Institute. A historian of colonial New
York with a Ph.D. in History from New York University, he has written numerous articles and
papers and served as a consultant for a variety of local history and education projects. His recent
article, “To ‘experiment with a parcel of negros’: Incentive, Collaboration, and Competition in
New Amsterdam’s Slave Trade,” was a winner of NNI’s 2021 Clague and Carol Van Slyke
Article Prize. He is currently working on a book about Manhattan merchants and their city
government in the Dutch and English periods of seventeenth-century New York history. As a
professional educator, he taught History and Psychology at the high school and college levels for
several decades.

The Jacob Leisler Library Lectures are made partially possible through the generous support of
the Van Dyke Family Foundation.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 28, 2022 / 6 – 7:30pm

LOCATION: The Hudson Area Library via Zoom

REGISTRATION: Visit HudsonAreaLibrary.org for the Zoom registration link

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For more information contact Brenda Shufelt, History Room Coordinator, at 518-828-1792 x106 or
brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org

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Columbia County Historical Society New Permanent Outdoor Exhibition

The Columbia County Historical Society announces a new permanent outdoor exhibit, ‘Early Heritage of Columbia County” Outdoor Narrative Panel Exhibit. The exhibit features eight narrative panels set along the treeline of its rural properties on 9-H: The c.1850 Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse and the 1737 Luykas Van Alen House located at 2589 NY-9H in the Town of Kinderhook.

“Treat yourselves to a 20 minute walk around the grounds of our rural properties to soak up a lot of history quickly.” said former Board President, Bob Peduzzi.

As the spring season beckons, the narrative panels are ready to be discovered–or rediscoveredddfor those who were able to view them before the winter snow covering.

Open now for viewing, and located on CCHS’ two contiguous rural properties located along Route 9H in Kinderhook, New York, the new exhibit is an accessible and educational ‘wayside’ narrative panel installation that will increase and reinforce awareness, knowledge, and preservation of our shared cultural heritage for our community and our visitors, including the broad, public audience of residents and visitors from both sides of the river. 

“While the challenges of this pandemic era has changed how we approach our programming, we have found new ways to engage with our community and present the history and heritage of Columbia County,” said former Executive Director, Lori Yarotsky, who implemented the project with funding from local and international grants. 

The prominent property at this location is an 18th century Dutch Colonial structure, the Luykas Van Alen House, a National Historic Landmark, comprising approximately 53 acres including the Van Alen family homestead. 

Adjacent to the Dutch structure is the Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse, a circa 1850 one-room schoolhouse, named after author Washington Irving’s fictional, Dutch character, a schoolteacher.

Also on the grounds is the trailhead to the Dutch Farming Heritage Trail, the 1.7 mile foot trail to Van Buren’s home, Lindenwald.

Stories portrayed on the eight panels include: 

DATE/TIME: Daily / Dawn to Dusk

ADMISSIONFree

LOCATION:
2589 NY-9H,
Kinderhook, NY 12037 

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Columbia County Historical Society Lecture: ’19th Century Photography in Columbia County’

This Saturday, the Columbia County Historical Society presents their third lecture of the 2022 Winter-Spring Lecture Series –  19th Century Photography in Columbia County, a zoom discussion by David Sokosh & Lisa Weilbacker.

Join Lisa Weilbacker and David Sokosh as they examine early photographs from the CCHS collection, discuss their place in the history of photography and share information about the County residents shown in the pictures. Sokosh will also show examples of his newly-made images, created using 19th Century photo processes

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

David Sokosh

Artist David Sokosh is a photographer living and working in Claverack, NY. He creates photographs using the 19th Century processes of Cyanotype and Wet-Plate Collodion (tintype) and makes artist’s books using letterpress printing and Cyanotype.  His current project: “Things That Look Like the MOON (but are not the moon), consists of portfolio prints and a hand-made, limited edition, artist book printed entirely with cyanotype. Other projects include:  “Objectified in the Time of Covid” and “John Rogers in the 21st Century, Contemporary Issues Seen Through a 19th Century Lens”. In Clinton Hill, Brooklyn Sokosh was formerly director of the gallery, Underbridge Pictures, which specialized in painted and photographed images of architecture. While in Brooklyn Sokosh worked with a number of nonprofits including the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and Clinton Hill Society, and served on the boards of both groups.

Sokosh’s artistic work is included in the permanent collections of Polaroid Corporation; the Kinsey Institute; Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, FL; Shelburne Museum, VT; Pfizer; and others; his work is represented in Hudson by Carrie Haddad Gallery.

Lisa Weilbacker

Lisa Weilbacker is Curator of Collections and Historic Properties and Executive Director at Columbia County Historical Society. 

​The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer conversation.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 19, 2022  / 4:30pm

ADMISSION$10/$15
$10 for CCHS members
$15 for non-members

NOTE: TICKETS ARE  STRICTLY LIMITED

Tickets: cchsny.org/winter-lectures-2022.html

LOCATION: Online via Zoom
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Columbia County Historical Society Lecture: ‘Life Along The Hudson The Livingstons in Columbia County’

‘Marienruh’ outside Rhinebeck, ©photo by Pieter Estersohn

The Columbia County Historical Society 2022 Winter-Spring Lecture Series continues with ‘Life Along The Hudson, The Livingstons in Columbia County,’ a zoom lecture by Pieter Estersohn on Saturday, February 19th. 

This scenic stretch of estates along the Hudson offers some of the finest examples of American architecture and landscape design, now photographed by Pieter Estersohn.  Thirty-five featured homes were designed in a range of styles by notable architects Stanford White, A. J. Davis, Calvert Vaux, Warren and Wetmore, and others. Pieter Estersohn reminds us that the Livingston family “had 250 years of access to the very best architecture, the best designers, the best real estate.”

Included are Dutch colonial cottages and grand Gothic Revival, Federal, Georgian, and Beaux-Arts residences. Constructed on land owned by the Livingston family, who settled in the area in the late seventeenth century.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Pieter Estersohn has worked on over 60 books on historic preservation, architecture, and decoration and has worked for every major shelter magazine. His last book, Life Along the Hudson, the Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family, was published by Rizzoli. Estersohn purchased Staats Hall, in nearby Red Hook in 2010, and restored the 1839 home using early 19th century techniques and materials. He is presently working on a book with Rizzoli on agriculture in the Hudson River Valley and the new wave of farmers taking the lead.

The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer conversation.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 19, 2022  / 4:30pm

ADMISSION$10/$15
$10 for CCHS members
$15 for non-members

NOTE: TICKETS ARE  STRICTLY LIMITED

Tickets: cchsny.org/winter-lectures-2022.html

LOCATION: Online via Zoom
ZOOM LINK will be emailed after Payment, on DAY of Lecture

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