Throughout the history of human settlement, people have sought to protect their living spaces both practically and magically. Walter Wheeler, Senior Architectural Historian of Hartgen Associates, looks at the inclusion of objects in buildings as protective charms, with focus on Hudson Valley region dwellings.
Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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John Ruszkiewicz of Pine Island shares memories of his service in Vietnam from his new book, My Vietnam Anecdotes, recalling some of his most memorable experiences during two tours of duty in 1966 and 1971. A native of the Black Dirt region, his service included instructing at West Point. After retirement from the Army in 1980 as a Lieutenant Colonel, he has operated his Pine Island farm and continued service to the community. He is President of the Drowned Lands Historical Society.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult, Teen
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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As part of the Library's Earth Day @ 50 Celebration, Warwick residents JoAnn and Paul Dolan will outline the strategies and challenges involved in the successful campaign to save the 22,000-acre Sterling Forest from environmentally destructive development. The Dolans worked with many others in Warwick, Tuxedo throughout New York and New Jersey to forge a diverse coalition and a team of environmental experts. The presentation will include a "how to" component to help activists understand how to pursue successful preservation projects. Mr. and Mrs. Dolan are donating copies of key documents and videos about the history of the project to the local history collection at the Library so that open access will be available to those studying the forest and this important successful preservation project. Please register to reserve your seat.
Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult, Teen, Tween
- JoAnn Dolan served as Executive Director of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, a member of the Board of Managers of the Appalachian Trail Conference and a member of the Board of the Palisades Interstate Park Conservancy. She helped coordinate the Public-Private Partnership to Save Sterling Forest and was also involved in working with the various experts, lawyers and scientists whose testimony was crucial to the preservation campaign.
- Paul Dolan is the former ABC News International Executive Director and worked at ABC for 35 years. He was awarded the Conservation Champion prize by ABC's parent company, the Walt Disney Company, in 2016 for work on preserving Sterling Forest. He was also given the Patriot of the Year Award in 2016 by the Sons of the Revolution of New York for helping find funds to restore the famous historic Fraunces Tavern in New York City after Hurricane Sandy.