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
Train Stations of the Hudson Valley Region PAst and Present History
This slide show and lecture program is devoted to the largely forgotten and overlooked insitution of the local train depot. When the West Shore Line ceased operation in 1959 along with it went may train stations. Unfortunately, most of them are now long since demolished, but a few still remain as libraries, offices, and even privte residences, many of which are covered in thsi program.
$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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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