In 1913, on the eve of Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration, Vassar alumna and lawyer Inez Milholland led a parade through Washington, DC astride a big white horse, wearing a crown and a long white cape, followed by some 10,000 suffragettes. Crowds of men jeered, spat on and harassed the marchers. Milholland was afterwards likened to Joan of Arc.
Friday, 3/24: New photographs of abandoned churches, convents and cemeteries will be presented, along with other structures on the verge of being torn down.
Family histories have fluidity. In cases like the Amrods of Saugerties (as well as Red Hook, and many branches throughout Dutchess and Ulster counties), they also have elements of the utmost solidity.
The only known horse-drawn wagon used for grassroots suffrage organizing that remains in existence today, the Spirit of 1776, will be a featured artifact in the exhibition.
Novel organizing techniques such as wagons took the women places in rural areas where they could otherwise not travel.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin is buried in a small cemetery at the Culinary Institute in Poughkeepsie. “It is doubtful,” Flannery O’Connor wrote, “if any Christian of this century can be fully aware of his religion until he has seen it in the cosmic light which Teilhard has cast upon it.”
The refuge for the Huguenots that became the New Paltz we know today will be the subject of an eight-week PowerPoint presentation and lecture series about the history of New Paltz to be conducted by Carol Johnson with technical help from Margaret Stanne, her assistant in managing the historical collections at Elting Library.
Thursday, March 9- Author talk/book-signing, Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Story of a Father and His Daughter in the Gilded Age. Uniquely situated within the Roosevelts as the younger brother of Theodore, father of Eleanor and even godfather to FDR, Elliott should have had a wonderful life.
Volunteers are needed to present guided tours of President Roosevelt’s birthplace and home, assist with backing up large tour groups and assisting staff at the information desk at the site’s Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center. Training is provided.
A former corner grocery store in Kingston’s Ponckhockie neighborhood has a new lease on life as a library and community center devoted to African-American history and culture.