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Peter Feinman, New York and the Civil War

At the THV Institute two weeks ago the Civil War in the Hudson Valley was one of the subsets of programs offered. The offerings included a traditional lecture by Marist English Professor Mark Morreale, a visit to the Columbia County Historical Society, and a presentation about the New York State Museum’s upcoming Civil War exhibit featuring NYS Historian Robert Weible and Jason Schaaf of Marist’s Hudson River Valley Institute.

“Blast of new ideas” now available

Find out what institute participants are talking about. Presenters and facilitators at THV’s 2012 institute, “In Conflict & Crises: Teaching the Hudson Valley from Civil War to Civil Rights,” have been extraordinarily generous with handouts, presentations, and other resources. What did you learn or love at this year’s institute?

Questions from the institute

You ask. We answer.

The Morning After

Watch for video, workshop materials, and more. In the meantime, here are a couple of great pictures and two notes received.

Heard at the institute, day 1

I love seeing history made relevant as a guide for our future.

Are You About To Miss the Best Education Conference in the Hudson Valley?

The THV Summer Institute is right around the corner, July 24-26, in Hyde Park. Have you registered?

A New Deal for Youth

The Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site and the FDR Presidential Library will host A New Deal for Youth, one of five great field experiences participants can
select on the middle day of this year’s annual institute.

Hudson River Art Trail

Summer is a great time to explore the newly expanded Hudson River Art Trail. Last month I visited Thomas Cole National Historic Site, also known as Cedar Grove, to learn about the recent expansion of the trail.

On the Side of Angels

Participants at this year’s THV institute will choose form six day-long field experiences on Wednesday, July 25. At Mount Gulian Historic Site, Torrance Harvey–an actor and social studies teacher at Newburgh Free Academy–will portray James F. Brown in a living history performance, “On the Side of Angels.” Brown was enslaved in Maryland, escaped, gained his freedom, and became well-known as a master gardener in the Beacon-Newburgh area.

Using Primary Sources, Part 2: Backing Up

As promised, we’re doing occasional posts on primary sources available from the online collections of the Library of Congress.