Friday, September 28, 2012

Science and Technology Lecture Series

The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center proudly announces our third annual Science and Technology Lecture Series. Enjoy splendid food, fascinating facts, great conversation and engaging company though the Fall and Winter at 7pm on the second Tuesday of every month at McGreivey’s, one of this areas fine restaurants.

Programs run 7-8pm, registration starts at 6:30pm. Food & Drink available for PURCHASE all evening. Suggested donation is $6 per person ($5 members).

Come in out of the cold and join us for the following talks/discussions:

October 8th:Legendary Planes and Aviation in New York
Our guest speaker, Kevin Millington of the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville, will provide an overview of the museum, including its truly spectacular collection of planes, exhibits, and programs. He will also highlight the opening ceremony of the State Canal System this year in Waterford, which featured the transit of three historic combat jets from NYC to ESAM via the canal.

November 13th: “Three Cheers and a Tiger: the Knickerbocker Fire Company of the 1840s”
Join Museum Director and Town Historian Brad Utter as he shares some of the exciting facts learned from the newly discovered ledger book of the Kncikerbocker Engine Company #1. From a fire at a possible underground railroad site to racing everyday company activities, this book provides a lot of new incite into Waterford’s past.

December 11th: “Finding Griffin: Fact and Fiction.”
Authors Barbara Delaney and Russell Dunn will give a Powerpoint presentation about the abandoned Adirondack village of Griffin, which has been featured in several of their non-fiction books, as well as ‘fictionalized Griffin’ as it appears in the novel Finding Griffin. You will hear about the history of small nineteenth century tannery towns in the Adirondacks and readings from a contemporary novel set in Griffin and upstate New York.

January 8th- Archeology in Waterford by Hartgen Archeological Associates

February 12th: A Presentation about the new book “The 3D Guide to the Empire State Plaza and its Collection of Large Works of Art” with the authors. A Powerpoint presentation that covers topics about the building of the Empire State Plaza; the artists and their monumental art displayed on the Plaza; and stereography as a medium.

March 12th-"Divided by War: the Confederate Flag that Almost Flew Over Waterford in 1861"
Independent Historian Paul Schneider will explore the local impact of the Civil War on the Waterford community. Including a fascinating exchange of letters between the Eddy family of Waterford and some of their relatives in Columbia, South Carolina.

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McGreiveys Restaurant is located in the heart of the Village of Waterford at 91 Broad Street.

Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended 518-238-0809 or

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