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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Fourteen individuals and organizations from the mid-Atlantic region have been named as recipients of the American Association of Local and State History’s Leadership in History Awards.
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Building community has turned up as a priority in a wide variety of settings around the region lately, often with the humanities in the driver’s seat. Perhaps in the season when underground bulbs send up the flowers that remind us to appreciate the beauty in nature, it is reasonable to treat the humanities a bit like those flowers. Perhaps this is a chance to take a moment to give a sniff, let our spirits be lifted, and renew our hopes for our work in a troubled world.
From CCOHR: The Center for Oral History Research/INCITE has announced its 2014 Oral History Institute, “Second Generation Memories and Stories,” to be held June 16-27, 2014, at Columbia University in New York City. This year’s program will explore how “memories…
The New-York Historical Society recently opened Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America (September 26, 2013-March 9, 2014). The exhibition—curated by Barbara Dayer Gallati, curator emerita of American art at the Brooklyn Museum—explores the popularity of society portraiture across the U.S. in…
A garden may not be the first place one looks for public humanities programming, but the current exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden is an exciting show deserving the attention of a blog devoted to the humanities. “Wild Medicine”…
From H-Oralhist: The Oral History Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 OHA Awards. Winners will be honored at the 2013 OHA Annual Meeting, to be held from October 9-13, 2013 at the Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For more…
OHMA students learn about archival practice at a visit to the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University.
The National Endowment for the Humanities announced $33 million in grants for 173 humanities projects. Special congratulations to the Mid-Atlantic recipeients: District of Columbia: Folger Shakespeare Library Outright: $195,000 [Institutes for School Teachers] Project Director: Robert Young Project Title: Folger…
In June, Donald Judd’s five-story home and studio, in a historic cast-iron building at the corner of Spring and Mercer Streets in New York’s Soho, will re-open to the public after a three-year restoration. Judd bought the building in 1968…