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Thu, 26 Aug 2010 09:58:05 -0400
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Because of the interest generated by “Faces of Schenectady: 1715 -
1750” as well as brand-new research, support from the First Reformed
Church of Schenectady, and generous grants from the New York Council
the Humanities, and Schenectady County, the Schenectady County
Historical Society is offering a two day seminar this October!

For an application form go to

Participants will be able to experience, first hand, new research
related to eighteenth-century art, politics, and culture in
County. Along with one-of-a-kind lectures, SCHS is also offering a
one-on-one gallery talk with co-curator Ona Curran and a 17th century
Dutch Luncheon made possible by the Glen Sanders Mansion!

Take this chance to delve into the history of Schenectady County! 

FRIDAY October 15  

Exhibit Tour with Gallery Lecture Schenectady County Historical
32 Washington Avenue Schenectady NY 12305  

Registration  1:30   

2:00 - 3:15  Ona Curran  Nehemiah Partridge: His style, use of
mezzotints, English influence Clara Clack van Beek - Account ledger of
Annatje Beck,  tavern keeper and seller of dry goods 


3 :15 - 3:30  3:30 - 4:30  Ona Curran Peter Vanderlyn and John Heaton 

   Schenectady Portraits - Susanna Truax and Deborah Glen     
Other portraits - Albany, Hudson Valley      The Van Bergen
the Oliver portrait  

Evening Fare and Folklore (Additional $10.00 Fee)   First Reformed
Church of Schenectady 8 North Church Street, Schenectady NY 12305 
Buffet and Story Telling 5:30 - 7:30 Joe Doolittle

SATURDAY October 16    

Exhibit Open  9:00 - 9:30  Schenectady County Historical Society   
Registration  9:00             
 Lectures First Reformed Church of Schenectady  9:30  - 10:15  Susan
Blakney  17th Century Double Wedding Portrait  
10:15  - 11:15  Nancy Hagadorn  Ph.D.  Laurens Claese Van Der Volgen -
Cultural Broker and Interpreter   


11:15  - 11:30  11:30  - 12:30  John Townsend  The Mohawk Prayer Book 

LUNCHEON  12:30  -  2:15   

2:15  - 3:00  Karen Hess    The Indomitable Ariantje Coeymans: 
and Beads - Jewelry in Portraiture  

3:00  - 3:45  Rod Blackburn   Scripture Paintings  

3:45  - 4:30  Rod Blackburn and Ruth Piwonka   The Data Base of early
18th  century paintings   

4:30 - 5:00 Questions and Closing Remarks

Marilyn E. Douglas, Vice President
New Netherland Institute
Cultural Ed Center, Room 10D45
222 Madison Avenue
Albany NY 12230-0001
Phone 518.408.1212 (w) 
           Tues, Wed
            518.489.0418 (h)
Fax      518.473.0472
Mobile: 518.495.5993
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