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Local Historians to Appear at Annual History Day Saturday, July 23, 9 am - noon
On Saturday, July 23, from 9 am to noon, Bright Hill Literary Center will celebrate its 5th Annual History Day by welcoming local historians Timothy Tuerden, Ray LaFever, and Edythe Quinn. The books that Duerden and LaFever will discuss are Picturing the Catskills: The Photography of Bob Wyer, 1938 - 1978andImages of America: Delaware County.Edythe Ann Quinn's book is Freedom Journey: Black Civil War Soldiers and The Hills Community, Westchester County, New York. The authors will also answer questions from the audience and sign copies of their books.The program, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Bright Hill Community Library at BHLC, 94 Church St., Treadwell, NY.
Picturing the Catskills
Robert Selden Wyer, better known as "Bob," was born in Plainfield, NJ and moved as a youngster to Delhi. After graduating from Delaware Academy, he took night courses at the Pratt I
Timothy Duerden and Ray LaFever serve as Executive Director and Archivist, respectively, of the Delaware County Historical Association in Delhi. Their book includes more than 200 images from the collections of DCHA, comprising the rich history of Delaware County. The Made in America series celebrates the history of counties, towns, and cities across the country.nstitute in Brooklyn while working at an advertising agency during the day. In the early 1930s, he returned to Delhi and worked for his father on the Delaware Express, the Walton
Images of America
Reporter and the Oneonta Daily Star as the Delaware County Correspondent. In his early reporting days, newspapers used few, if any photos, but in 1936 the Daily Star put in a photo engraving department and bought Wyer a camera; he learned how to develop film and make prints and discovered that he loved it. By 1942 he had set up shop at 10 Court Street in Delhi. Over the course of his long career Wyer won a number of state and national awards for his photographic work.
Edythe Quinn lives in the hills above Unadilla and is a Professor of History, having just celebrated her 21st year at Hartwick College. As a social historian, her major research has focused on The Hills, the largest Black community in Westchester County in the nineteenth century and the 36 Hills men who fought
in the Civil War, the subject of her book, FREEDOM JOURNEY. Edie began her research on The Hills while serving as the Harrison Town-Village historian from 1982-1985. Employing oral history, Quinn has also researched ethnic communities, including Italian-American and Lithuanian-American communities in Westchester County and Eastern-European immigrant dairy farmers in upstate New York. At Hartwick, she teaches Race and Ethnicity in American History, the Civil Right Movement, African Americans in the North, The Sixties, Vietnam War, and Environmental Injustice, among other courses. At Hartwick's 2015 Commencement, Edie received the Margaret Brigham Bunn Award, chosen by former students for their interactions with her as "the most outstanding faculty member with whom they studied."
Before and after the program, audience members are invited to view Bright Hill's Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser Exhibit in the Word & Image Gallery; among the artworks on view are works by WPA artists, donated by New York Artists Equity Association as well as by contemporary and regional artists. The exhibit and auction will conclude from 4 - 5 pm on Saturday, July 30. For more information about the readings and the exhibit call 607-829-5055 or email email@example.com.Admission is $3 (18 and under, free).
Bright Hill's 2016, 24th-year programs are made possible by grants from the New York State
"Landscape Near Sidney, NY" by Joan Dworkin - in the BH Silent Auction
Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Otis A. Thomson; A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor; A. C. Molinari; Dewar, and Tianaderrah Foundations; Stewart's Shops; the Abraham Kellogg Fund; the Delaware Youth Bureau, through the auspices of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services; the Delaware National Bank of Delhi, and with the support of Bright Hill's members and friends.
Bright Hill's facilities include the Bright Hill Community Library, home to more than 12,000 books and literary and art periodicals that may be borrowed by local residents; the complete catalog is online athttp://bhc.scoolaid.net/bin/hom. The library is a member of the South Central Regional Library Council of New York. The organization and library are located at 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846. Contact 607-829-5055 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Word & Image Gallery at Bright Hill
Bright Hill's Annual Silent Art Auction Fund-Raiser is in full swing through July 30, when there will be a closing bidding party from 4 -5 pm. for details, email@example.com or 607-829-5055
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Summer 3 - Long Ago and Not So Far Away Workshop - Grades 1 -8 (ages 6-14), 9 am - 2:30 pm for 5 consecutive days in July. Includes a trip to the Museum of the Earth, Ithaca on Day 1. July 25-29.
Summer 4 - Animation Workshop with Pooh Kay/ for MS students - Grades 5-8, limited to 7 students only; 9 am - 2:30 pm for 5 consecutive days in August. August 8-12.
Summer 5 - There Be Dragons: The Ancient Eastern World. Grades 1 -8 (ages 6-14); 9 am - 2:30 pm for 5 consecutive days in August. Includes a trip to the herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, on Day 1. Tues., Aug. 16- Fri., Aug. 20.
Bright Kids Book club - Grades 3-8, Saturdays, Noon - 1 pm.
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