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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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