The 28th Conference on New York State History Slated for June 7-9 in Cooperstown
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COOPERSTOWN, NY —The 28th Annual Conference on New York State History, co-sponsored by the New York State Historical Association and the New York State Archives Partnership Trust, will bring together educators, public historians, archaeologists, librarians, genealogists and archivists to The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown, New York, from Thursday through Saturday, June 7-9, 2007.
The conference offers scholars of all levels a supportive setting in which to present their recent research and scholarship on the history of New York State and receive constructive comment from colleagues. This year, the conference’s Program Committee selected more than 70 papers by scholars from as far away as California and France on a wide range of topics including Local History, Education and Change, Urban History, Erie Canal Construction, and Colonial New York. Papers by educators and young scholars will highlight this year’s conference.
The highlight of the weekend will be the Wendell E. Tripp Lecture, “The Layers of New York History: A Look Across Time at Rensselaer County, “ which will be presented by Dr. Edward Countryman, of Southern Methodist University, from 12 to 1:30 pm. This lecture is free and open to the general public.
The conference also includes tours of Hyde Hall, Thayer Homestead, Hanford Mills, and the Iroquois Indian Museum, as well as specialized tours of the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum. Planned evening events include tours of historic Cooperstown, Otsego Lake cruises, banquet dinners, and musical entertainment by The Lockwood Family of Greenfield, featuring John Kirk and Trish Miller performing traditional music from the turn-of-the century.
Except for the Wendell E. Tripp Lecture, which is free and open to the public, the conference is open to all by registration, in advance or at the door. Overnight accommodations are available at nearby Hartwick College dormitories and at hotels. For a conference schedule, please e-mail the conference coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit online: www.nyhistory.net for more information.
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