What We’ve Been Up To…

If you’ve been wondering what we’ve been up to lately you’d be absolutely justified in doing so. It’s been pretty quiet on the blog front.

The reason for this is that the Friends have started sponsoring more programs. We’ve had some very successful events in the last three months and if you haven’t attended any of them you’ve been missing out on some great talks! In October we had Gladys Montgomery–a real estate agent who specializes in architecturally distinctive (historic) properties–come to speak. She gave a wonderful lecture on the Great Camps of the Victorian era in the Adirondacks, complete with hundreds of pictures to illustrate life there. In November, Janny Venema, Associate Director of the New Netherland Research Center, brought to life the world of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer. Our December program, cosponsored with the New York State Writers Institute, was with Willard Sterne Randall. He read from and spoke about his new book on Ethan Allen, who accomplished much more than his legacy suggests.

If you happened to miss these programs, don’t worry. We are in the process of planning some exciting events for 2012. Stay tuned to the events calendar and this blog right here for more information.

An even better way to stay up to date with our events is to become a member. For those looking to renew their memberships for 2012 (or to become a new member), remember that can you can do so online by clicking Become a Member here or in the sidebar.

As always, if you have any suggestions, questions, or comments you may leave a comment on one of our posts or email us at nyslfriends@yahoo.com.

p.s. Our weekly blog posts will be returning with gusto in the new year. :-)

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