October 14, 2018
Cemetery historian and author of “These Sacred Grounds,” Kelly Grimaldi, will present “Walk Through History,” an interesting Powerpoint program featuring early graveyards including St. Agnes and Albany Rural cemeteries. Learn why rural cemeteries look the way they do.
Kelly’s book will be available for sale.
February 3, 2019
Cliff Brown, political science professor, will talk about his collaborative writing of “Twelve Years a Slave,” the saga of a free black man from Saratoga Springs, New York. The award-winning film of the same name is based on the book.
April 14, 2019
Jim Cochran, educator and historian, will present “Military Ballooning in the Civil War.” Starting with an interesting flight in Albany in 1833 and continuing to the balloon reconnaissance during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862-1863, Jim’s talk will have us wondering if the Civil War Balloon Corps can be called the first US Air Force.
November 18, 2018
Kay Olan of the Mohawk Nation, Wolf Clan, is a Native American storyteller and educator. Her cultural presentation will include oral stories and various artifacts of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois). The Native American culture is noted for its rich oral traditions, history in stories passed on from generation to generation.
March 17, 2019
In commemoration of Women’s History Month, the Greenbush Historical Society will host a talk on Anna Mary Robertson, more famously know as Grandma Moses. Learn about her early life in Eagle Bridge, living in Virginia after her marriage and her return to Eagle Bridge in 1905, her early artistic creations and when she began painting. Deana Mallory, Director or Public Programs for the Bennington Museum will give an illustrated talk. Deana is a resident of Petersburgh, NY and has a Bachelor's degree in anthropology and Master's degree in education.
May 19, 2019
Tom Lindsay and Michael Eck, performing on guitar, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele, are upstate New York’s premiere Acoustic Americana duo. They will explore our great history through music and songs such as the Montaukers, the Battle of Saratoga, and the Erie Canal.