Performers and Programs

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Stage name: Dr. Andrew J. Smith
Performer name: Dr. Andrew J. Smith
Phone: 845-942-5063
Mailing address: 61 Central Highway
Stony Point, NY 10980
E-mail address: as10984@aol.com
Previous appearances at: Nanuet Library, Newburgh Library, American Canoe Assn., Hudson River Masonic Lodge, Cornwall Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 04/29/2014

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Behind the Scenes History of the Palisades Intestate Park Commission History,
Literature- Other
The PIPC is now over a century old. It was founded, at least overtly, on the premise of land preservation. But there were other hidden and nefarious agendas which would never be considered in this day and age. the PIPC has a long history, but much of it has not been recorded or reported. In more recent times it sdarker side has been revealed. A lecture and discussion of this and other aspects of PIPC development behind the scenes then and today.
$201- $350
Colonial Era Dutch Houses of the Hudson Valley History
a tour of the Colonial-era Dutch houses of the region focussing on Rockland and Bergen Counties. Many are still extant, but many have undergone extensive refurbishment and modifications, while others still (which are featured) have been razed. Also discusses efforts to preserve structures of this period and some failures. Gistories of the families who owned them and how they made their livings are included.
$201- $350
Old Mills of the Hudson Valley History
A lecture and slide show about water-driven mills of Bergen, Rockland, and Orange Counties, the people who used them, and the principles which made them work. Some made electricity, some were blacksmith shops, some were saw mills, and othrs were gristmills, tanneries, or even print shops. All are interesting and are vestiges of the days when we were still a rural community.
$201- $350
Field Studies in History Health & Fitness- Other,
History
This is a walking/hiking tour over moderate terrain and through areas offering historical points of interest with a bit of scenic vistas in addition. The places visited depend upon the desires of the group. Suggested subjects: mines, Native American sites, historic buildings past and present, battle sites, vanished hamlets, landscape archaeology, and others.
$201- $350
Historical Tours History
An historical tour of the Hudson Valley can be designed for the interests of the sponsor. A van will be rented and a route and itinerary planned which will incorporate different historical points of interest or themes.
$201- $350
The Mining Industry of the Hudson Valley History,
Science
A lecture and slide presentation of the mines and mining industry of the region and the reasons for its demise. Primarily focusses on iron mines but also discusses lesser known mines such as zinc, copper, mica, and nickel.
$201- $350
Legends and Folklore of the Hudson Valley History,
Nature- Environment
A lecture and slide show detailing several folk tales and true stories of the region. Included are hauntings and ghosts, lost mines, peculiar landmarks. Many of these sites can still be visited by interested parties.
$201- $350
The State of Historic Preservation History
Addressing the current state of historic preservation ranging from buildings to photographs and documents. An inside view from experience on obtaining funding, government cooperation, community relations, and educating the public to recognize what is historically valuable and what to do when it is identified.
$201- $350
Curious Rocks: Manmade or Acts of Nature? History,
Multicultural- Native American,
Science
A lecture and slide show on peculiar rocks and rock formations throughout North America and how they bear striking resemblances to rock formations and structures in Europe and elsewhere such as dolmen, calendar sites, and the like. By themsleves they are just curious-looking rocks, but when viewed collectively patterns merge such as nature may not have created by sheer accident.
$201- $350
How Eminent Domain Has Affected Rural Life History,
Multicultural- Other
An expansion of an earlier program entitled Vanished Hamlets to a much wider national scope. A slide show and lecture discussing the ways in which rural culture throughout the nation have been affected and disrupted by the imposition of Eminent Domain.
$201- $350
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