Ice Age to Global Warming: Greater Capital Region

Date: July 7, 2008 - July 11, 2008

Location: Albany, Troy, Waterford
Contact Hours: 45
Cost: $295 (includes 3 dinners)
Cutoff Date: June 9
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Interdisciplinary program covering the art, history, literature, and ecology of the Greater Capital Region. Tour the homes, walk the grounds, see the exhibits, meet the curators, take home the curriculum material and ideas to energize your classes and stimulate minds. The program covers from Dutch settlement to the Erie Canal to the Underground Railroad to the Rockefeller years including behind the scene tours of museum labs, and sunset walks in the ravines of a cemetery topped of with a river cruise.

Monday, July 7: Waterford 9:00-8:30


  • 9:00 Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center
  • 1:00 Tugboat Urger (tentative)
  • 2:00 Peebles Island Tour
  • 3:00 Peebles Island Lab Tour
  • 5:30 AlbanyRural Cemetery/TrolleyTour and Dinner


Tuesday, July 8: Albany Institute of Art (9:00-8:30)


  • 9:00 Behind the Scenes Tour/Hudson River Art Exhibit Tour/Resources Workshop
  • 1:00 “Meet the People of Colonial Albany” – Steve Bielinski, Colonial Albany Social History Project
  • 2:00 “The Historyof the Greater Capital Region” –  Robert Arnold
  • 3:00 Teaching Local History Workshop – JoAnn Larson, NYS Education Department
  • 5:15 Albany Underground Railroad – Paul and Mary Liz Stewart, Underground Railroad HistoryProject of the Capital Region
  • 6:30 Albany Underground Railroad – Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence: dinner and tour


Wednesday, July 9: Albany 9:00-8:30


  • 9:00 “New York State Government” – Bob Ward, Rockefeller Institute and Maryanne Malecki, Education Director, WAMC
  • 10:45 The Youth Media Project: Student Town Meeting – Maryanne Malecki
  • 1:00 Politics of NYS Art, 1950’s-1960’s – Jennifer Warner, NYS Office of General Services,Curatorial/Tour Services
  • 2:00 NYS Capitol Tour – Stuart Lehman, NYS Office of General Services, Curatorial/Tour Services
  • 3:30 NYS Museum: Mohawk and Iroquois Village
  • 4:00 NYS Museum: Schuyler Flats Cemetery – Lisa Anderson, NAGPRA Coordinator
  • 4:30 NYS Museum Lab Tour – Christina Rieth, State Archaeologist and Director, Cultural ResourceSurvey Program
  • 5:30 TrolleyTour and Dinner: Aqua Ducks


Thursday, July 10: Troy 9:00-8:30


  • 9:00 “Kate Mullany: Trade Union Pioneer” – Paul Cole, American Labor Studies Center
  • 10:15 Washington Park Walk – Thomas Caroll, RiverSpark


  • 1:30 Rensselaer County Historical Society: Resources/Underground Railroad/House Tour
  • 7:30 “The Dutch Farm Survey” – Keith Cramer, The Dutch Barn Preservation Society

Friday, July11: Albany 8:30-4:30


  • 8:30 Historic Cherry Hill
  • 1:00 Schuyler Mansion
  • 2:45 FortCrailot Beacon Incline


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