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Searching for a usable past in the Hudson Valley

I passed a wonderful late June week traveling the Hudson River Valley from the Vanderbilt estate in Hyde Park, New York, south along alternating banks of the Hudson to the Edward Hopper house and museum in Nyack. In addition to the 3rd generation Vanderbilts with their (inherited) railroad fortune, my husband and I explored the architectural and material legacy of FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt, financial speculator Jay Gould, West Point, the Loyalist and slaveholding Philips family, 3 generations of Rockefellers, artist/inventor Samuel F. B. Morse, the writer Washington Irving, and artists Edward and Josephine N. Hopper.

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Busta Myth

The other day I was preparing handbooks for the newest members of my Board of Directors and my eye fell on a copy of our Code of Ethics. All staff, members of the Board and volunteers must adhere to the

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New Ideas for Online Giving

This time of year is known for many things: holidays, the beginning of winter, and a barrage of end-of-year fundraising appeals. Online giving is especially important in December, as people rush to make donations before the end of the tax

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Apr
22
Wed
12:00 pm PubComm 2015 @ Arch Street Meeting House
PubComm 2015 @ Arch Street Meeting House
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Please join us for the 5th annual PubComm at the Arch Street Meeting House! We invite students, professionals, and faculty from public history, museum studies, and historic preservation programs throughout the region for an afternoon of camaraderie, networking, discussions, and
Apr
23
Thu
all-day Conference: Human Trafficking in...
Conference: Human Trafficking in...
Apr 23 – Apr 26 all-day
Call for Papers Human Trafficking in Early America 23-25 April 2015 An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the University of Pennsylvania, and co-sponsored by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the Department of History at the University of Maryland, College
4:46 pm National Council for Preservatio... @ Delaware State University
National Council for Preservatio... @ Delaware State University
Apr 23 @ 4:46 pm – Apr 25 @ 5:46 pm
From Delaware Historical and Cultural Affairs blog: From April 23 to 25, 2015, the National Council for Preservation Education will be hosting “Learning from the Reservation: Using the Traditional Cultural Place Perspective for Better Decision Making in a Diverse Cultural
Apr
24
Fri
all-day Colored Conventions in the Ninet...
Colored Conventions in the Ninet...
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day
From coloredconventions.org: The Colored Conventions Project (coloredconventions.org) will host a two and half day symposium on April 24-26, 2015. Beginning in 1830 and continuing past the Civil War, once captive and free African Americans came together in national and state
Apr
25
Sat
9:00 am Emancipation 2015! Considering t... @ African American Museum
Emancipation 2015! Considering t... @ African American Museum
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park, Friends of Independence National Historical Park and Smithsonian Institution invite you to a FREE Symposium for Historians, Educators, Students and Other Lovers of History! Emancipation 2015! Considering the Relevancy and

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