Image courtesy of Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Thaddeus Kościuszko

Woody Childs sent along a link to an article entitled, "Revolutionary War Hero Thaddeus Kościuszko Ages Well in New Era of Social Justice," written by Amy Cohen for "Hidden City." Very interesting article--give it a read!

Thanks, Woody!

Click here for article

Crossing of the Dan Commemoration for 2021

The annual Crossing of the Dan commemoration in 2021 will be held on Saturday, February 20 in South Boston. Due to the virus concerns, it will be somewhat down-sized but will occur nevertheless. Be sure to mark your calendars for this annual event!

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Next Meeting: September 16, 2020 Topic & Speaker

Our September 16 meeting will again be a Zoom session, rather than an in-person gathering.  Thanks again to Peggy Watson, we will be utilizing the Osher network to present Norm Bollen speaking on his new book George Washington and the Mohawk Valley.   Norm is chairman of the board of the Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park.  He is former president of the Mohawk Valley Museum Consortium and the president and founder of Mohawk Country, Inc., a non-profit group which promotes historic preservation and heritage based tourism in the -Mohawk Valley. Norm has a life-long affiliation with the Fort Plain Museum beginning with its opening in the 1960s. He and his family were deeply involved with the museum participating in research, fundraising, visitor tours and archaeological digs.  Norm is a retired entrepreneur who began his "second career" with the fort in 2006.  He lives in Amsterdam, NY. 

To participate in a Zoom session, your computer will need a camera function, standard for most lap tops and tablets.  But I would suggest reviewing the camera function before that time.  We recommend that you join in 5 - 10 minutes before the start, to be sure that your equipment is working.  All attendees will be put in a waiting room, then admitted one by one. You will be muted on admittance, but will be able to unmute as soon as you’re in.  Peggy Watson will explain the meeting protocol.

Sign in information will be provided in the September newsletter, about a week before the meeting. 

We do realize that all members might not be able to view the program, but also feel that this approach is better than entirely missing another meeting.  As with July, we won't worry about the other parts of the meeting.