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2024 Schedule

Maggie MacDowell Lecture Series

Saturday, March 16, 2024, 11AM

Performing Arts Center
Woodland Pond,
100 Woodland Pond Circle
New Paltz NY 12561

Contextualizing Enslavement at the William Brandow House

Join Greene County Historian Jonathan Palmer for a discussion of the legacy of Slavery at the William Brandow House in Athens, New York. This unique site, now preserved as part of a public nature preserve, presents a unique opportunity for historians to interpret the complex decline of chattel slavery in New York State thanks to a preserved trove of family papers associated directly with this house and the Brandow family. An examination of these documents and their context will shed light on the difficulties of uncovering painful legacies and the importance of interpreting these legacies at public historic sites.

Everyone is invited to attend this free presentation.

Jonathan Palmer is the fifth Greene County Historian and has served in that role since 2021. He is a native of Athens, New York with a background in Archives and Information Science. He is currently employed as the Ulster County Archivist through the Ulster County Clerk's Office in their Records Management Unit.

SAVE THE DATE: April 20, 2024, Tour in New Jersey, hosted by Carla Cielo.


2024 Event Schedule

Saturday Location Host
January 2024 No Meeting  
February 17, 2024 Annual Meeting and Election,
Elmendorph Inn, Red Hook NY
March 16, 2024 Maggie MacDowell Memorial Lecture,
Woodland Pond, New Paltz
Rob Sweeney
April 20, 2024 Tour in New Jersey Carla Cielo
May 18, 2024 Tour in Germantown area, with board meeting Emily Majer
June 14, 2024 Tour in Saugerties Rob Sweeney
July 20, 2024 Mohawk Valley Tour Judy St Leger
August 17, 2024 Tour in Greene County tentative
September 21, 2024 Tour in Ghent, Columbia County, with board meeting Emily Majer
October 19, 2024 Tour in Albany or Rensselaaer County Wally Wheeler
November 16, 2024 Tour of New World Dutch Barns in Dutchess County Bob Hedges
December 14, 2024 Holiday Dinner and board meeting Rob Sweeney and Eddie Catuzzo
January 2025 No Meeting  
February 15, 2025 Annual Meeting and Election,
Elmendorph Inn, Red Hook NY