The Friends are sponsoring a lunchtime program at the State Library next week on April 10, 2012. The program is free and open to the public, but we would appreciate it if you could register either online or by phone at 518-474-2274.
Here is the description of the program:
History Through the Land: Using 21st-century Technology and 18th-century Maps to Create New Maps of Rensselaer County Communities
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Time: 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Location: 7th floor Librarians Room, New York State Library, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany
People move or die, but the land is always there. Even if your house is only 50 years old, the history of the land on which it rests tells a story. Most early settlers had many acres of land which were subdivided into today’s building lots and developments. In a program sponsored by the Friends of the New York State Library, researcher Glenn Hankle will speak on the early surveys made by Van Allen, Gilbert and other persons hired by Van Rensselaer to divide Van Rensselaer’s East Manor. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the New York State Library. All are welcome to attend and registration is required.
Come along and enjoy your lunchtime with us. As always, this promises to be a great program!