Performers and Programs

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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
Emerging Theories of Pre-Columbian History History,
Multicultural- Native American
Diffusionism is a title for a branch of archaeology which asserts that there were Old World cultures in the Americas long before Columbus sailed. In recent years findings throughout the New World have necessitated a reevaluation of the Land Bridge Theory. This programs presents some of the evidence for this as well as some of the information arising from current research.
$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
People and Events of the American Revolution in the Hudson Valley History
Program focuses on several secondary figures of the American Revolution and their participation, roles and events important to the Hudson Valley and beyond.
$201- $350
Iona Island: A Forgotten Piece of History History
Iona Island served the nation's as a munitions depot for over half a century, it employed many local people, and was even a place at one time which served as an experiment for a wealthy and eccentric man's interests in botany and faming. Today it lies a dormant remnant and is off limits to the public - the secrecy of it ahs invited and inspired some interesting and fascinating rumors and legends of what can be found there.
$201- $350
Plant Identification For Beginners Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
A slide show and lecture offering an introdution to plant identification by using texts and field guides and by pointing out the characteristics to look for without getting into deep technical discussion and analysis> Nature study is often presented as too overpowering for many and this can be intimidating. this program is a user friendly approach to this field of study which should make it a fun experience rather than an overpowering one.
$201- $350
Our Disappearing Species Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment,
Science
This program focusses on species (mostly animals) which have either become extinct in recent centuries or are highly endangered. Some are extirpated from their original ranges but may be making a come back. A few were declared extinct but have later been found to still exist.
$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
Scenic Vistas of the Hudson Valley Nature- Other
this program is a slide show and discussion of many scenic areas on and near the Hudson River and as far inland as northwestern New Jersey. All are within an hour's drive and easily accessible. It is designed to further public appreciation of the unique scenery of the region.
$201- $350
Behind the Scenes History of the Palisades Intestate Park Commission History,
Literature- Other
The PIPC is now over a century old. It was founded, at least overtly, on the premise of land preservation. But there were other hidden and nefarious agendas which would never be considered in this day and age. the PIPC has a long history, but much of it has not been recorded or reported. In more recent times it sdarker side has been revealed. A lecture and discussion of this and other aspects of PIPC development behind the scenes then and today.
$201- $350
The Art of Tracking History,
Nature- Animals,
Science
The history and practice of tracking is explained by a pracitioner of the art. Basic theory and tools will be explained and followed by a hands-on instruction in the field.
$201- $350
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