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2015 -2016 Programs

Twenty-first Century Archaeology in New York State: Presenter Dr. Christina Rieth, New York State Archaeologist September 17, 2015


New York Rent Wars of the 1840s: Presenter Dr. William Batt October 15, 2015


Inventors and Inventions: Presenter Don Rittner November 4, 2015 Inventors and Inventions of the Capital District overviews the importance of the Capital District as the 19th century "Silicon Valley" of the East.


Blacksmithing: Yesterday and Today: Presenter James Moran November 19, 2015


Civil War Home Front: The War’s Impact on the Family: Presenter Gene Gore January 21, 2016 Gore will draw from his knowledge of his Tufts and Newman family ancestors using them to explore the common experience of Northerners during the Civil War.


Women’s Suffrage Talk and Storytelling: Presenter Bonnie Mion February 18, 2016 talk and storytelling about Women’s Suffrage that includes the suffrage activists in our local and regional area.


The Wemples of Bethlehem: Presenter John Wemple, Jr. March 17, 2016


Bethlehem Diners: Presenter Michael Engle April 21, 2016 an illustrated talk about diners in Bethlehem and the Capital District. 

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