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
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
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
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
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
Specters of a Bygone Era: Mansions and Castles of the Hudson Valley Part 1 History
Slide show and lecture illustrating some of the great estates and buildings and the powerful people who built them. Featured architecture varies from Tudor, neo-Gothic, Greek Revival, Moorish, and others.
$201- $350
Legendary Critters of the Hudson Valley History,
Nature- Animals,
Other
The colonists of the Hudson Valley and the Indians of the area believed that the nearby woodlands and waterways were the home of some very fascinating creatures. The Jersey Devil was the most famous of these, but there were others such as serpents, trolls, and giants. Local examples are compared with similar legends from around the world.
$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
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
People and Events of the American Revolution in the Hudson Valley History
Program focuses on several secondary figures of the American Revolution and their participation, roles and events important to the Hudson Valley and beyond.
$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
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