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.
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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?
You ask. We answer.
Watch for video, workshop materials, and more. In the meantime, here are a couple of great pictures and two notes received.
I love seeing history made relevant as a guide for our future.
The THV Summer Institute is right around the corner, July 24-26, in Hyde Park. Have you registered?
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.
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.
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.
As promised, we’re doing occasional posts on primary sources available from the online collections of the Library of Congress.