The 29th Conference on New York State History
June 5-7 2008
Saratoga Springs, New York
New York State Historical Association
In collaboration with
New York State Archives Partnership Trust
New York Council for the Humanities
More than 60 papers on various topics in New York history will be presented over three days. For the complete Conference program: http://www.nyhistory.com/cnysh/2008CNYSHprogram.htm
Some of the Conference highlights will be:
The annual Wendell Tripp Lecture at lunch on Friday June 6th. "An Acceptable Refreshment: Eating and Drinking in the Hudson Valley, 1780-1860," by Martin Bruegel of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France.
Friday evening we will have a guest speaker sponsored by New York Council for the Humanities. Kevin Baker, the author of the historical novels _Dreamland_, _Paradise Alley_, and _Sometimes You See It Coming_ will speak about New York State history in his books.
Thursday, June 5th will be a full day of workshops and methodology sessions. Included are a County/Borough Historians’ Workshop with Robert W. Arnold and Carol Kammen and an Educators’ Workshop sponsored by the Upstate History Alliance.
On June 7th, Saturday afternoon, join us for a behind the scenes visit to Fort Ticonderoga, one of North America’s most important points of conflict, a battleground during both the French and Indian and Revolutionary wars. A walking tour of the Carillon Battlefield will be followed by two options, resources at Fort Ticonderoga for studying the French and Indian War, and construction and destruction of Carillon/Fort Ticonderoga, 1755-59. The underwater archeologist Joseph W. Zarzynski of Bateaux Below will present a program on "Lake George’s Sunken Fleet of 1758 and Its Role in the French and Indian War."
Saturday afternoon ends with a picnic dinner overlooking the majestic Champlain Valley.
Saratoga Springs NY 12866-0215
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