GLENS FALLS – A program celebrating the 1916 presidential campaign of Glens Falls native Charles Evans Hughes is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren St. in Glens Falls. Exactly 100 years ago, Hughes — a former New York governor and U.S. Supreme Court justice — ran against, and was narrowly defeated by, incumbent President Woodrow Wilson. Hughes, the Republican Party’s nominee, will be portrayed by biographer William Loughrey, who will talk about Hughes’s career during an interview with Saratogian reporter Paul Post. After the 1916 election, Hughes later became U.S. Secretary of State and was […]
By Roger Green October 10, 2016 The Times Union The New York State Museum will be offering a six-week lecture/discussion series on Presidential campaign history at every Thursday, 6 to 8 pm, from October 13 until November 17. The discussion is being led by local author Giacomo Calabria, and it is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities. The series is free, open to the public, and you are most welcome to join! You can find the full details, including links to the syllabus here. Please register with Nicole LaFountain at [email protected] or call (518) 474-0575. “This series […]
Gwendolyn Craig, The Citizen • Jim Brady and Mickey Belosi, of Auburn, took a trip to New York City. On their itinerary was a stop in Harlem to walk in the footsteps of an author influencing a six-week, ongoing discussion nearly 30 years after he died — James Baldwin.
The New York Council for the Humanities has been awarded $200,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ program The Humanities in the Public Square, to support “The Democratic Dialogue Project,” a yearlong, statewide series of programming that will explore the meaning of democratic citizenship.