Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Stage name: Dr. Andrew J. Smith
Performer name: Dr. Andrew J. Smith
Phone: 845-942-5063
Mailing address: 61 Central Highway
Stony Point, NY 10980
E-mail address: as10984@aol.com
Previous appearances at: Nanuet Library, Newburgh Library, American Canoe Assn., Hudson River Masonic Lodge, Cornwall Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 04/29/2014

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
History By Happenstance History
Discussion of various historicla events and inventions which came to be by accident or at least "the law of unintended consequences".
$201- $350
How Natives and Settlers of the Region Used Edible and Medicinal Plants History,
Nature- Environment,
Science
A slide show and lecture explaining how the earliest settlers and the local Indian tribes relied on commonly growing wild plants and fungi to supplement their meager diets and to treat ailments. Many are right under our noses and were familiar fare to our ancestors> Many are far more nutritious than garden variery vegetables and yet are ignored by modern man.
$201- $350
Colonial Era Dutch Houses of the Hudson Valley History
a tour of the Colonial-era Dutch houses of the region focussing on Rockland and Bergen Counties. Many are still extant, but many have undergone extensive refurbishment and modifications, while others still (which are featured) have been razed. Also discusses efforts to preserve structures of this period and some failures. Gistories of the families who owned them and how they made their livings are included.
$201- $350
Generals and Admirals of the American Revolution History
Lecture and slide show which discusses the generals and some admirals of both sides of the Revolution and their roles and contributions. Some are big names like Washington and Cornwallis, while others are lesser known but played important roles nonetheless.
$201- $350
A Forgotten Art: Walking Stick and Handle Making History,
Multicultural- Other
This program examines the forgottena rt of walking and hiking stick making. Historical and cultural differences of the use of walking and hiking sticks, the different kinds of wood and amterials used in making sticks, the varieties of sticks and canes, and the different types of materials specially suited for each type, artwork and adornments used on sticks, applications of finishes and stains (including natural finishes) for different purposes and tastes.
$201- $350
Art and Science of Mantracking, Search, and Rescue Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Other,
Science
This subject encompasses the current state of tracking people who are either lost or fugitives. It discusses the many facets of planning and conducting searches and rescues, especially from the point of view of tracking a person who may or may not wish to be found. Given current attention and public interest in an open manhunt incident, this subject is very topical and will explain much to a concerned public as well as law enforcement or others who may become involved in such an investigation in the future.
$201- $350
Principles of Stewardship Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
the basic theories and principles of land stewardship and management. Includes biodiversity studies, mapping, and the importance of producing a baseline database for the wildlife past, present, and future.
$201- $350
Bring in the Seasons Nature- Environment,
Nature- Other,
Science
This program is held preferably in the beginning of each season and will involve a hands-on field trip into a nearby woodland. Attention will be directed to the various natural changes which are harbingers of each season such as plantlife, animals, weather patterns, some of which are obvious and some of which are subtle.
$201- $350
Famous Free Masons in American History History
A lecture and slide show on famous Americans who belonged to the Masonic Fraternit. These include personalities from government, entertainment, business and industry. Tthe time frame ranges from Colonial times to today.
$201- $350
From the Sublime to the Ridiculous Performing Arts- Storytelling
A lighthearted look at the spectrum of odd, funny, and downright strange things which people in law enforcement, firefighting, emergency services, parks anbd recreation, government, education, and customer service fields experience on a daily basis. Most are amusing commentaries on the current stream of interest of the general public, but others are more serious and may have impact on our lives from a public policy standpoint.
$201- $350
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