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: 10/08/2012

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
How Eminent Domain Has Affected Rural Life History,
Multicultural- Other
An expansion of an earlier program entitled Vanished Hamlets to a much wider national scope. A slide show and lecture discussing the ways in which rural culture throughout the nation have been affected and disrupted by the imposition of Eminent Domain.
$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
Specters of a Bygone Era: Mansions and Castles of the Hudson Valley Part 1 History
Slide show and lecture illustrating some of the great estates and buildings and the powerful people who built them. Featured architecture varies from Tudor, neo-Gothic, Greek Revival, Moorish, and others.
$201- $350
How To Read the Woods (AKA Landscape Archaeology) History,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Into this century what are now park woodlands were inhabited by small communities. As one travels these areas, evidence of former habitations can be seen--evidence such as foundations, stone walls, wells fruit trees, trash heaps, latrine pits, and introduced plant species are common and obvious. But most people don't realize what they are looking at when they see it. This show is an introduction to what is actually a form of archaeology which explains to those who frequently hike or otherwise are in the forest and fields, how to differentiate between the works of man and the works of nature. Can also be done in conjunction with a field trip.
$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
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
Current Problems in Horticulture and Agriculture Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
Concentrates on the numerous diseases, pests, and environmental factors whicha re currently causing damage to trees and shrubs throughout the nation, with the Hudson Valley in particular.
$201- $350
History and Nature Study Hikes and Field Trips History,
Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment
This program is for groups who are interested in history archaeology, architecture, ornithology, zoology, geology, botany, forestry, horticultue, or any related subject. The subect of concentration is determined by the hosting agency but the site will be chosen by the presenter.
$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
The Mining Industry of the Hudson Valley History,
Science
A lecture and slide presentation of the mines and mining industry of the region and the reasons for its demise. Primarily focusses on iron mines but also discusses lesser known mines such as zinc, copper, mica, and nickel.
$201- $350
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