Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
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
A Forgotten Art: Walking Stick and Handle Making History,
Multicultural- Other
This program examines the forgottena rt of walking and hiking stick making. Historical and cultural differences of the use of walking and hiking sticks, the different kinds of wood and amterials used in making sticks, the varieties of sticks and canes, and the different types of materials specially suited for each type, artwork and adornments used on sticks, applications of finishes and stains (including natural finishes) for different purposes and tastes.
$201- $350
Generals and Admirals of the American Revolution History
Lecture and slide show which discusses the generals and some admirals of both sides of the Revolution and their roles and contributions. Some are big names like Washington and Cornwallis, while others are lesser known but played important roles nonetheless.
$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 Natives and Settlers of the Region Used Edible and Medicinal Plants History,
Nature- Environment,
Science
A slide show and lecture explaining how the earliest settlers and the local Indian tribes relied on commonly growing wild plants and fungi to supplement their meager diets and to treat ailments. Many are right under our noses and were familiar fare to our ancestors> Many are far more nutritious than garden variery vegetables and yet are ignored by modern man.
$201- $350
History and Nature Study Hikes and Field Trips History,
Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment
This program is for groups who are interested in history archaeology, architecture, ornithology, zoology, geology, botany, forestry, horticultue, or any related subject. The subect of concentration is determined by the hosting agency but the site will be chosen by the presenter.
$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
Specters of a Bygone Era: Mansions and Castles of the Hudson Valley Part 2 History
A slide show and lecture illustrating some of the great estates and buildings and the powerful and interseting people who built them. This is a sequel in the series, due to the great popularity of the subject.
$201- $350
The Art of Tracking History,
Nature- Animals,
Science
The history and practice of tracking is explained by a pracitioner of the art. Basic theory and tools will be explained and followed by a hands-on instruction in the field.
$201- $350
Schoolhouses of the Hudson Valley History,
Visual Arts- Other
Prior to 1950 there were over 40 school districts in Rockland County while today, hardly 50 years later, there are only seven. This program addresses the history of these schools, including some which still physically exist, although none function as schools, but usually as offices, residences, and community centers.
$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
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