Ken Burns Speaks at State History Conference Sponsored by NYSHA

Publication Date: 
April 2014

Conference on New York State History
June 12-14, 2014
Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (04/17/2014) — Local historians and educators from across the state gather in Poughkeepsie at Marist College for the 2014 Conference on New York State History on June 12-14. The conference highlights the latest research on New York History and culture and is open to the public.

On Thursday, June 12, filmmaker Ken Burns talks about his new seven-part documentary, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” which weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The film is scheduled for release on PBS in the fall. Mr. Burns’ presentation is held at and sponsored by the FDR Presidential Library & Museum and the Home of FDR National Historic Site in Hyde Park, NY. It is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, June 14, Douglas Brinkley discusses “Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Hudson Valley.” Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University, has written more than 35 books and countless articles on a wide range of topics in American political, environmental, and military history. This presentation is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the New York Humanities Council, the New York State Historical Association, and the Hudson River Valley Institute.

Over 30 presentations and panel discussions will be held during the three-day conference. An annual event, the conference brings together academic and public historians, librarians, archivists, educators, publishers, and other interested individuals to discuss topics and issues related to the people of New York State in historical perspective. They share information and ideas regarding historical research, programming, and the collaboration of resources and services.

The New York State Historical Association is proud to sponsor the conference in partnership with the New York State Archives Partnership Trust and New York State Museum, and the New York Council for Humanities. This year’s conference is co-sponsored by Hudson River Valley Institute.

Registration is open to the public. To register and view the complete conference schedule, call 607-547-1453 or visit www.nysha.org. Registration is $115 for nonmembers, and $95 for members of NYSHA.

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Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: pr@nysha.org

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