Tag: Lecture Series

Shakespeare & Company Free Friday Talks

Shakespeare & Company has launched a new, free lecture series to be held Fridays during the spring and summer. Hosted by educator and member of Shakespeare & Volunteer Company Ann Berman, the series will examine various themes surrounding many of the 2022 Season’s titles and will feature various directors, cast members, design-team members, or others at each presentation.

In the event of inclement weather, an indoor location will be chosen, and ticket holders notified via email.

DATES/TIME: April through August, 2022 / 10:30am

  • April 22 – The Approach: Ann Berman hosts co-Directors Mark Farrell and Tina Packer.
  • May 20 – An Iliad: Ann Berman hosts Director Jeffrey Mousseau.
  • June 17 – Much Ado About Nothing: Ann Berman hosts Director Kelly Galvin, Assistant Director Sarah Shin, and Patrick Brennan and Kiki Smith, design team members.
  • July 22 – Measure for Measure: Ann Berman hosts Director Alice Reagan and other guests.
  • August 26 – Golden Leaf Rag Time Blues: discussion with the Director and other guests.

TICKETS: Free, but required
Available here
Donations will be accepted at the end of each event.

LOCATION: Tina Packer Playhouse Tent
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240

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History Talk at Hudson Area Library: ‘Architectural Roots of New England Houses’, Jun 13

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The Hudson Area Library, in collaboration with the Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History & the Gotham Center for New York City History, presents: A Truly American Form: Anglo Dutch Houses, Their Roots, Form, and Legacy by Ian Stewart. In the former New Netherland a new house form arose in the latter years of the 18th century and became a common sight in New England in the first half of the 19th century.

This talk focuses on the framing of these houses and their various forms, as well as a brief discussion of their English and Dutch predecessors, and the circumstances which may have led to the creation of this hybrid. 

Ian Stewart is owner of New Netherland Timber Framing and Preservation, past president of the Board of Directors of the Preservation Trades Network, and a member of the Timber Framer’s Guild. He received a Master’s degree in Preservation Studies from Boston University’s School of American and New England Studies. His woodworking career began at SUNY New Paltz and, later, as a restoration craftsman at Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York. He is involved in preserving historic traditions in woodworking, timber framing, blacksmithing, and masonry skills. He received the New Netherland Institute’s Alice P. Kenney Award in 2018.

DATE/TIME:
Thursday, June 13, 2019 / 6 – 7:30pm

LOCATION:
Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th St. (at State St.)
Hudson, NY 12534

ADMISSION:
Free. All are welcome.

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Butterfly Lecture at Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Jun 2

“Where Have All the Monarchs Gone and What We Can Do About It?” by Maraleen Manos-Jones.

Environmental activist and master gardener Maraleen Manos-Jones is known as the “Butterfly Woman” as she has been raising, tagging, and releasing butterflies for over forty years. She is the author of The Spirit of Butterflies: Myth, Magic & Art, published by Harry Abrams. Manos-Jones was the first non-native woman to find the monarchs’ overwintering habitats in Mexico in 1977 after a two month search in the mountains, and she has returned to Mexico ever since working with the mountain people, helping to plant over six million trees around the monarch sanctuaries. She will share up-to-date information about the challenges the monarchs face and what concerned people living in the United States can do to help protect them.

“Maraleen is a great, impassioned, enthusiastic speaker, with fabulous stories and slides,” says Vivian Wachsberger, co-chair of Hidden Gardens. “The talk will be informative, educational, and entertaining.”

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, June 2 2018, at 10:30am

ADMISSION:
$15/advance $20/day of
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LOCATION:
Spencertown Academy Arts Center
790 NY-203
Spencertown, NY

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Columbia County Historical Society Presents Vassar Museum Director, Dr. James Mundy

The Columbia County Historical Society presents an illustrated lecture with Dr. James Mundy, the Vassar Museum Director. The lecture is titled, “What Can You Give Me for Seven Dollars?” ~ Building the Founding Collection of Hudson River School Art at Vassar College.

The Vassar College Collections & Hudson River School Paintings (1825-1875) are the theme of this April lecture sponsored by the Columbia County Historical Society.

Dr. James Mundy is a graduate of Vassar College, returned to campus in 1991 to become the first Anne Hendricks Bass Director of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. He earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University and has held teaching positions at Northwestern University and Mount Holyoke College. From 1986-91 he was the chief curator at the Milwaukee Art Museum. He has published and organized exhibitions on many diverse topics from Italian Renaissance art to American art and the history of photography,

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, April 28 2018, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

LOCATION:
Van Buren Hall
6 Chatham Street,
Kinderhook NY 12106

ADMISSION:
Tickets will be available at the door: $15 for CCHS members;
$20 for non-members.

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Historical Lecture ‘Barns of the Hudson Valley’ by Ted Hilscher

The Columbia County Historical Society presents the illustrated lecture ‘Barns of the Hudson Valley’ by Ted Hilscher.

What is the difference between English Barns and Dutch Barns? Hilscher will give an overview of local barns in the Hudson Valley, mostly in Columbia and Greene Counties.

Ted Hilscher is New Baltimore Town Historian and a professor of American History at Columbia Greene Community College.

DATE/TIME:
Tuesday, April 10 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

LOCATION:
Van Buren Hall
6 Chatham Street (Upstairs)
Kinderhook NY 12106

ADMISSION:
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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