Bethlehem Historical Association

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2015 -2016 Programs

Twenty-first Century Archaeology in New York State:  Presenter Dr. Christina Rieth, New York State Archaeologist  September 17, 2015   


New York Rent Wars of the 1840s: Presenter Dr. William Batt  October 15, 2015   

Inventors and Inventions: Presenter Don Rittner November 4, 2015 Inventors and Inventions of the Capital District overviews the importance of the Capital District  as the 19th century "Silicon Valley" of the East.  

Blacksmithing: Yesterday and Today: Presenter James Moran  November 19, 2015   


Civil War Home Front: The War’s Impact on the Family: Presenter Gene Gore January 21, 2016  Gore will draw from his knowledge of his Tufts and Newman family ancestors using them to explore the common experience of Northerners during the Civil War.  

Women’s Suffrage Talk and Storytelling: Presenter Bonnie Mion February 18, 2016  talk and storytelling about Women’s Suffrage that includes the suffrage activists in our local and regional area. 

The Wemples of Bethlehem: Presenter John Wemple, Jr. March 17, 2016 

Bethlehem Diners: Presenter Michael Engle  April 21, 2016  an illustrated talk about diners in Bethlehem and the Capital District.