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September 16, 2021 -- John S. Pipkin: Washington Park: The Moral High Ground  

We will look at the genteel but spirited debate over the “if” and “where” of the park; at Frederick Law Olmsted’s intervention in 1867; and at the most important maker of the park, William Egerton.


October 21, 2021-- David Hochfelder: 98 Acres in Albany

In 1962, the State of New York appropriated via eminent domain 40 blocks located south of the capitol building. The 98 Acres in Albany project tells the stories of those acres and the changes wrought by urban renewal.


November 18, 2021  --Ron Gariele: The Second Battle of Gettysburg

In 1913, a three-day program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg was organized. Over 53,000 Civil War veterans from both the North and South attended the encampment.



Thursday, March 17, 2022  - Phyllis Chapman: Women of the Revolution

Cosponsored with Tawasentha and Mohawk DAR



April 21, 2022 -- Jessie Serfilippi: An odious and immoral a thing: Alexander Hamilton's Hidden History with Slavery

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