Topic ID #28414 - posted 4/25/2013 2:13 AM

34th Annual Conference on NY State History, Cooperstown, NY

Jennifer Palmer

Fwd from NYHIST-L:

34th Annual Conference on NY State History, Cooperstown, NY

The Conference on New York History will be at the New York State Historical
Association’s Cooperstown campus this June 6-8. The Conference is annual
meeting of academic and public historians, librarians, educators, publishers
and independent historians coming together to discuss the latest research,
publishing and programming on New York History. This is an exciting
conference with many interesting and informative presentations. Highlights
this year include:

•    The keynote speaker, Walter Stahr, author of Seward : Lincoln’s
Indispensable Man, will be sharing his research on his definitive new
biography of a great New Yorker of the 19th century.
•    Presentations by seventy New York historians on topics as diverse as
the Civil War Draft riots and the Rockefeller Drug Laws
•    Research, archival and publishing panels with representatives from
the New Academy of History, the State Historic Preservation Office and the
new editors of the New York History journal.
•    A special performance of Fiddle Tunes of the North Country by John
Kirk and Quickstep Music.  The music for this performance is based on the
rediscovered collection of sheet music and journals of Clarence Lockwood, a
North Country performer who traveled throughout the North Country  from
•    A Living History workshop of craftspeople from The Farmers’ Museum’s
interpretive staff.  The workshop includes hands-on components including
blacksmithing, open hearth cooking, printing and other skills

Register for the full Conference before May 15th for $90 or $70 for members
of the New York State Historical Association, Archives Partnership Trust or
Association of Public Historians of New York State.

For more information go to the Conference on New York State History website


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