The Conference on New York State History
June 7-8, 2002
Conference schedule and registration
Registration, exhibitions, and
sessions are in Palamountain Hall.
The Colored Orphan Asylum, Karen S. Franklin, Director, The Judaica Museum, and Melba--- Butler, Executive Director, Harlem Dowling-West Side Center for Children and Family Services
Asher Wright-s Thomas Indian School as Utopia and Dystopia, Frederick J. Stefon, Penn State--- Wilkes-Barre
Women of Property
Sarah Livingston Jay, Not Just a -Queen of Society,- Landa M. Freeman, John Jay Homestead--- State Historic Site
Martha Bradstreet, Prosecuting in Proper Person, Jessica E. Cook, Union College
10:30 - 10:45 AM- Break
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Immigrants and Communities
Mechanicville, The New World Paese, Paul Loatman, Mechanicville City Historian
-Hun Chemist Jailed!-: World War I and German Multinationals, Thomas Reimer, Encyclopedia of New York State
Public Presentation of Controversial Subjects
The Tempestuous Ocean of Amativeness: How Complex Marriage was Introduced into the------ Oneida Community, Lawrence Foster, Georgia Tech
How Do We -Read- Historic Sites: An Approach to the Presentation of Social Movements in Nineteenth-Century New York, Giles Wayland-Smith, Allegheny College (emeritus)
12:15 - 2:00 Lunch
Commentary: -New York City History After September Eleventh"
Kenneth T. Jackson, The New-York Historical Society and Columbia University
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Artists and the Iroquois
-Benjamin West and the Iroquois,- Arthur Einhorn, Jefferson County Community College;--- Thomas Abler, Waterloo University
-George Catlin and the Iroquois,- Lawrence M. Hauptman, SUNY New Paltz; George Hammell,--- New York State Museum
Comment: Doris Migwan, McCord Museum, McGill University
The Revolutionary War
Notoriously Disaffected: Fleet Prison and its Inmates, Meryl Rutz, Cambria County Area--- Community College
The Art of Liberation War: Armand-s Legion on the Neutral Ground, Thomas Hallier,--- Sorbonne/Columbia University
In Search of Catoneras, Long Island-s Pocahontas, John Strong, Long Island University--- (emeritus), Rick Van Tassel, James Van Tassel
The Josiah Fish Family of the Genesee Country, Carole J. O-Connell, independent scholar
3:45 - 4:00 PM-- Break
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Black New Yorkers
A Geography of Slavery and Freedom in Antebellum Ulster County and New York City: Isabella--- Van Wagenen and her Family, Myra Young Armstead, Bard College
Forty Acres and a Deed, Amy Godine, independent scholar
Something in Between: Creating Identity Among Second Generation West Indians in New York City, Sherri-Ann Butterfield, Rutgers University
A Time to be Born and a Time to Die: Demographic Profiles of Colonial New Paltz and New--- Rochelle, Paula Wheeler Carlo, Nassau Community College
French Emigr- in Upstate New York: The Journal of the Castorland Commissioners, John A. Gallucci, Colgate University
Languishing Churches- Lessons from Middle-Colony Dutch Church Registers, 1690-1772, Dirk Mouw, The University of Iowa
New York-s Canals
The Erie Canal: How Does the Dang Thing Work, Anyway, J.W. Bouchard, Hartgen - Archaelogical Associates
Searching for The Neck: New York-s First Canal, Philip Lord, Jr., New York State Museum
The St. Lawrence Seaway Project and its Impact on Cornwall and Massena, Claire Parham, Siena- --College
6:00 PM Reception, Palamountain Hall
7:00 PM Dinner, Murray and Aikins Dining Hall
-Facing East towards Colonial New York-
SATURDAY, JUNE 8
8:30 - 10:30 AM
Perspectives on Recent New York State Local History Writing
Archaeologists- View of New York History
Stewart Dean and the Worms in the Cricket Cage: The Archaeology of a Hometown Hero,--- Matthew Kirk
Beyond the Barricade: The Archaeology of Early Industry in Albany, David Klinge
Building Rensselaerswyck: 17th Century Domestic Architecture, Walter Wheeler
New York and Iroquoia in the Early Republic: European Perspectives
The Attach- Rejoinder: Francois Barbe de Marbois in Iroquoia, 1784, David A. Nichols,--- University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
A Bridge to America: Count Paolo Andreani-s Tour of New York, 1790, Karim M. Tiro, Xavier--- University Cincinnati
More Plants than Province: Frederick Pursh-s Map and the Changing Face of Iroquoia, -1754-1807, James Carrott, University of Wisconsin Madison
Comment: Nancy L. Hagedorn, Indiana State University
10:30 - 10:45 AM- Break
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Brooklyn Bridge: The Ideology of Opening Day, Richard Haw, John Jay College CUNY
Every Tongue is Loud in Celebrating His Praises: The Commemoration of Richard - Montgomery: Michael P. Gabriel, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Prewar Catskill Resorts and Austrian Immigrants, Doris Umbers, independent scholar
Landscape, Image and Social Change: The Catskill Resort Region 1820-1950, - James Darlington, Encyclopedia of New York State
A small, lively historic city, Saratoga Springs sets the tone for Skidmore. The city has evolved into a unique mixture of year-round resort, college town, and convention site. Saratoga Springs has long been famous for its many attractions, such as its mineral waters, Victorian charm, the nation-s oldest thoroughbred race track, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. New York-s scenic Adirondacks, the Berkshires in Massachusetts, and Vermont-s Green Mountains are within easy driving distance, as are Boston, New York City and Montreal, which are within 180 miles of the campus.
A bed and breakfast option is available on campus. Housing will be in an air-conditioned residence hall which is fairly typical of a college campus. Both single and double (2 single beds) rooms are available with shared bathroom facilities. Bed linens, one blanket, one pillow, and two bath towels per person will be provided. Extra pillows and blankets are available for rental. The college dining service provides cafeteria meals, offering a choice of at least two or three entrees, including a vegetarian alternative. The lodging rate with breakfast is $54 per person, per night.
Reservations for hotel, motel, or bed-and-breakfast rooms off campus may be explored through the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Although e-mail is preferred, you may call Kathy Denkenberger at 518-584-1531.
RECREATION AND TOURIST FACILITIES
On-campus, conference participants may enjoy Skidmore-s tennis, squash and racquetball courts, as well as an Olympic-size swimming pool located in its Sports and Recreation Center. There are nature trails for hiking and joggers enjoy the winding campus roads.
In addition, the Spa State Park is about three miles from campus and includes two golf courses, outdoor swimming pools, picnic areas, several mineral springs, and many trails for hiking and biking. The historic Roosevelt and Lincoln bath houses are in the Park; mineral baths, massages and herbal wraps are available by appointment by calling 518-584-2011.
Saratoga Springs is located 35 miles north of Albany. It is most conveniently reached from Exit 13N of the Northway (I-87). Greyhound and Adirondack Trailways bus lines offer daily service to and from New York City and Montreal. Amtrak operates three northbound and three southbound trains daily to Saratoga Springs, with a more frequent schedule to Albany.
From the Albany-Rensselaer railroad station and from the Albany International Airport, an hourly shuttle to Saratoga Springs ($6) is operated by Upstate Transit. Yellow Cab (518-434-2222) is on site at both locations, as well.
In Saratoga Springs, taxicabs to campus from the shuttle stop, bus depot, or train station may be arranged by calling Saratoga Central Dispatch (518-584-2700).