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FDR History Series – Books and Bridles: The Story of the Horse Back Librarians

Join us for the fourth of a series of history programs on FDR, presented by Jeff Urbin, educator from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library in Hyde Park. This presentation tells the story of the Pack Horse Library initiative, a little known program of the Roosevelt Administration’s WPA. Its mission, carried out almost entirely by …

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FDR History Series – Pearl Harbor

Program Description: Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor stunned the American public and galvanized support for the war. This session explores the questions “Should we have been, and could we have been, more prepared.” Date/Time: Monday, December 13, 6:00pm Location: Zoom – Please click here to join the webinar after 5:45pm on December 13. This program …

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Meet the Presidents: A Look at the American Presidency

Discover the evolution of the presidency and executive branch and how presidents have interpreted and fulfilled their leadership role with exhibition highlights from Meet the Presidents, an exhibit at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library. Highlights of the exhibit include the actual Bible used during George Washington’s inauguration in 1789 and a student scrapbook …

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Watch Jewish Commercial and Communal Activities in Colonial New York on YouTube

Local History Talk: Jewish Commercial and Communal Activities in Colonial New York by Noah GelfandWatch this video on YouTube Watch To Trade, Traffique, Buy & Sell as the Rest of the Inhabitants’: Jewish commercial and Communal Activities in Colonial New York by Dr. Noah Gelfand, the fourth installment of a series of virtual local history …

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Watch: The Mohicans’ Incorporation into the Iroquois League, 1671-1675

On Thursday, June 24, Dr. Evan Haefeli, historian of colonial North America and the Atlantic world at Texas A&M University, discussed the history of the Iroquois Confederacy’s relations with its Indigenous neighbors to the east and south, especially the people of the Hudson Valley, in a joint program with the Hudson Area Library History Room …

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Celebrate Juneteenth!

Juneteenth is an annual holiday that celebrates the emancipation of African Americans who were enslaved in the United States. It commemorates the arrival of Union troops to Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to announce the end of slavery – two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. In 2020, both New York Governor …

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