April 18, 2011 – Dutchess Community College’s History, Government and Economics Department is teaming with the Institute of History, Archaeology and Education to offer the Dutchess County History Conference on May 7. Sessions will be led by local historians and DCC faculty, and are free and open to the public.
Topics to be covered throughout the day include Dutchess County and the American Civil War, The Home Front at Roosevelt’s Home Town, Educational and Cultural Tourism and Preserving the Past in Dutchess County.
The program will begin at 9 a.m. in DCC’s Drumlin Hall cafeteria and conclude at approximately 5 p.m. Lunch is available for pre purchase, and e-mail registration is required at firstname.lastname@example.org. The day’s full schedule follows. For more information, contact DCC History, Government and Economics Department Chair Andrew Rieser at (845) 431-8513 .
9 a.m. – Welcome
9:15 a.m. – Travel Back 7,000 Years in a Time Machine
Stephanie Roberg-Lopez and Tom Lake, DCC faculty members
10:15 a.m. – It Really is Our History: Dutchess County and the American Civil War
Pete Bedrossian, New York State Office of Parks and Recreation
11:15 a.m. – The Home Front at Roosevelt’s Home Town
Carney Rhinevault, Hyde Park town historian
12:15 p.m. – Lunch ($7, pre purchase required)
1:15 p.m. – Preserving the Past in Dutchess County
Lance Ashworth, president, Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot
2:15 p.m. – Dutchess County – A Community Experience
George Lukacs, Poughkeepsie city historian, Kathleen Howe, New York State Historical Preservation Office, Jolanda Jensen, Nancy Cozean, Nancy Tanner, Bill McGuinness and Karen Zukowski
3:45 p.m. – Municipal Historian Roundtable: Education and Cultural Tourism
Mary Kay Vrba, Dutchess County Tourism
4:15 p.m. – Dutchess County School/Historic Organization Collaborations
Shaun Boyce, Arlington High School, and Betsy Kopstein, DC Historical Society executive director