We traveled to Middletown on October 6th to give a Historic Preservation 101 lecture at the historic Thrall Library. The Orange County Historian’s office sponsored this talk, which included information about the 3 Lustron houses in Orange County, 2 in Middletown and 1 in Highland Falls.
While Erin presented downstate in Middletown on October 6th, Frances gave a similar talk closer to home at the Mohawk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s meeting in the Colonie Town Library.
The following week Erin returned to her alma mater to speak to the Public Policy class at the University of Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Program. This annual talk introduces the preservation program graduate students to the types of issues a statewide historic preservation nonprofit faces. Presenting in conjunction with colleagues from the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Historic Preservation Offices, the class provides an opportunity to compare and contrast preservation policies in three neighboring states.
The month concluded with travel to Rochester, Little Valley, and Poughkeepsie. On October 24th, we presented Preserve New York grant checks to the Hochstein School of Music and Dance and Greece Historical Society. Preserve New York is a signature grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts and Preservation League of New York State.
League staff participated in a group discussion in Little Valley on October 26th, brainstorming possible adaptive uses for the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building with colleagues from the Landmark Society of Western New York. And on Friday, October 28th, we held office hours "on the road" as part of Greater Hudson Heritage Network’s Annual Conference, at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie.