Using archival footage, photographs and discussion, Miller will examine the early days of the state’s prison system and document the evolution toward rehabilitation and a more positive prison philosophy.
Almanac Weekly | History
After putting his stamp on many of Kingston and Poughkeepsie’s most important buildings, J. A. Wood created the onion-domed, minaret-studded landmark Tampa Bay Hotel.
Saturday, Dec. 1: Friends of Historic Saugerties presents “Native American Women of the Eastern Woodlands,” a talk by writer and Brooklyn College Political Science professor Sally Bermanzohn.
Thursday, Dec. 6: The yield of a unique British/Russian scholarly collaboration, The Kremlin Letters examines and makes sense of more than 600 messages exchanged between Joseph Stalin and the Allied leaders Churchill and Roosevelt during the Second World War.
Thursday, November 15: The Bicentennial Celebration will feature special exhibits, events and the first-ever relocation of the New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest tribunal, from its home in Albany.
Sunday, November 11: Did you know that the American Expeditionary Force asked an Ulster County man to create an improved gas mask?
Considering the other half of the Central Park design team.
Friday, Nov. 9: Theater piece at Vassar library in Poughkeepsie to honor first woman to obtain a doctorate.
The green-tinted visage and screeching voice of the Wicked Witch of the West became the stuff of nightmares, but by all accounts, Margaret Hamilton was a gentle person in real life, and got on well with children.
Opening on Saturday, October 27: Virginia Haggard was an accomplished and interesting woman in her own right who spoke several languages. She was the well-educated daughter of a diplomat and an aspiring artist herself.