of Historical Agencies & Museums

25th Anniversary: Keepers’ Progress

Annual Meeting & Awards for Excellence

October 3, 2003            9:30 am - 2:30 pm

 At the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York.      

Together Is Better !

Please accept this invitation from Lower Hudson Conference to join in celebration of 25 years of service to the museums, historic sites and heritage organizations of the Hudson Valley and greater metropolitan region, as we take the measure of "Keepers’ Progress" in this National Heritage Area, through our Annual Meeting, Field Forum, and Awards for Excellence, October 3, 2003.

Keynote Address: "Preserving Regional Heritages," J. Winthrop Aldrich,

                                      retired NYS Deputy Commissioner for Historic Preservation

Field Forum:                 "Embracing Mission,"  forum led by LHC Trustee Stephen Long,

                                                 Curator & Director of Education, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, NYC,

                                                  Presented in cooperation with the Museum Association of New York (MANY)

Buffet Luncheon:   in the auditorium and on the terrace overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades;

                                                 Annual Meeting and Election of LHC Trustees, accompanying dessert.

Awards Presentation: Winners of the 2003 Historical Services Awards for Excellence (tba)

                                                  Presentation of the first Lower Hudson Conference Cultural Heritage Award.

After-Tour              of The Hudson River Museum’s "Hudson Riverama," exhibit,

                                                  with Director Michael Botwinick and museum staff.


Here's How to register___________________________________________:


Annual Meeting & Awards for Excellence Program

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                                     Registration Fee enclosed:

Early-Bird registration- to be received by Sept. 1, 2003:

[      ] $30/member       [      ] $40/non-member       [       ] $25 each for two or more from a member org.

Standard registration- received by Oct. 3, 2003: (Or you may pay at the door)

[      ] $40/member      [      ] $50/non-member       [      ] $35 each for two or more from a member org.

TOTAL ENCLOSED: $_________

total no. of persons registered:         __________

Please make checks payable to LOWER HUDSON CONFERENCE, and mail to:

LHC, 2199 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, New York, 10523. Receipts available upon request.

____________________________ See You October 3rd!______________________________

Questions about attending, exhibiting or awards sponsorship opportunities for the LHC Annual Meeting October 3, 2003 should be addressed to Tema Harnik, Administrator, Tel: 914/ 592-6726; e-mail: [log in to unmask] For additional information on this and other LHC programs, or membership, please visit www.lowerhudsonconference.org .