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
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 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
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
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
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
Issues in Archaeology History,
Multicultural- Native American
This is a slide show and lecture explaining and illustrating Native American sites and artifacts common to the Hudson Valley and elsewhere. Typical rock shelters are shown as well as some common artifacts and their purposes. Explanation of the growing problem if vandalism and theft of Antie American sites and artifacts and the efforts to control the problem is discussed.
$201- $350
Iona Island: A Forgotten Piece of History History
Iona Island served the nation's as a munitions depot for over half a century, it employed many local people, and was even a place at one time which served as an experiment for a wealthy and eccentric man's interests in botany and faming. Today it lies a dormant remnant and is off limits to the public - the secrecy of it ahs invited and inspired some interesting and fascinating rumors and legends of what can be found there.
$201- $350
Works of the CCC and WPA History,
Multicultural- Other
This is a lecture and slid eshow about the Civilian Conseration Corps and Works Progres Administration of the GReat Depression era and the projects they worked on in our region. They built bridges, dams, roads, pipelines, aquaducts, and planted billions of trees all ove rthe antion. They built things to last and as proof, a lot of their creations are still in use today and are withstanding the test of time.
$201- $350
Old Churches of the Hudson Valley History
This is a slide show and lecture discussing churches of all faiths throughout the region. They date from the 18th Century to the 20th Century. Origins, cultures, and roles they played in the history of their areas as well as intersting anecdotes about some of the events and individuals who were involved are part and parcel of the story.
$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
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