Topic ID #22620 - posted 8/24/2012 2:30 AM

New York Civil War Symposium Announcement

Jennifer Palmer

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From:    Garet Livermore <g.livermore@NYSHA.ORG>
Subject: New York Civil War Symposium Announcement

Dear List Editor, could you post this?
Americana Symposium
Civil War Era Material Culture
Fenimore Art Museum

On September 29, the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown, =
New York, hosts its second annual Americana Symposium. This year the theme =
is "Civil War Era Material Culture" and will be held at the Fenimore Art Mu=
seum from 9am until 5pm.

The symposium brings together leading scholars and experts on American hist=
ory, art, and culture.  This year's presentations include:

*         "Seeing the Civil War: Artists, Photographers, Cartoonists, and P=
ictorial News and Views," Joshua Brown, American Social History Project/Cen=
ter for Media and Learning

*         "Photographic Techniques During the American Civil War," Mark Ost=
erman, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film

*         "Food in the Civil War," Andrew F. Smith, food and culinary histo=

*         "Emblems of Devotion: New York State's Civil War Battle Flags, 18=
61-1862," Christopher Morton, New York State Military Museum

After morning speaker sessions and an optional buffet lunch at noon, the 77=
th New York Regimental Balladeers perform in a special presentation, "Hard =
Times Come Again No More: America's Heart Songs". The balladeers preserve t=
he songs, tunes, history, and spirit of the Antebellum and Civil War period=
 using original musical arrangements and lyrics.

Symposium attendees also have the opportunity to explore the Fenimore Art M=
useum and The Farmers' Museum. Cooking demonstrations take place at The Far=
mers' Museum, and a reproduction regimental silk flag will be painted at th=
e Fenimore Art Museum. The symposium coincides with the Fenimore Art Museum=
's exhibition, On the Home Front: New York in the Civil War, which runs fro=
m September 8 through December 31, 2012. The exhibition features Civil War-=
era artifacts, artwork, photographs and clothing.

The public is invited to explore the exciting world of Americana. Registrat=
ion is limited and is $65 for NYSHA members and Archive Partnership Trust m=
embers, $75 non-members. For a complete schedule or to register online, vis=
it or call (607) 547-1453.

Garet D. Livermore
Vice President for Education
New York State Historical Association
The Farmers' Museum
PO Box 800
Cooperstown, NY 13326
607-547-1490 - voice
607-547-1499 - fax


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