Open to the Public, December 5, 2015

The Jacob Leisler Institute, located in Studio 9 at the far end of Green Street Studios, 46 Green Street, Hudson, New York, will be open to the public on Saturday, December 5, from 3 pm to 6 pm, preceding Hudson’s famed Winter Walk. Stop by and say hello, and also visit the galleries at Green Street Studios.

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Trustees Waterman and Jacobs’ Publication

Two Jacob Leisler Institute Board members have seen an earlier book publication go into its second print run (actually, printing-on-demand). Kees-Jan Waterman and Jaap Jacobs, together with third editor Charles Gehring, published Indianenverhalen: De vroegste beschrijvingen van Indianen langs de Hudsonrivier (1609-1680) in 2009. The first printing of 1,500 copies was sold out. While the main title is difficult to translate into English, the subtitle explains that it is a collection of almost all Dutch accounts of Native Americans in the Hudson Valley. The transcriptions have not been modernized or changed otherwise, and are not annotated. For a description (in Dutch) and ordering information, see:
http://www.walburgpers.nl/wi…/geschiedenis/indianenverhalen/

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Charles Zabriskie Jr. New Institute Trustee

The Institute is most pleased to announce that Charles Zabriskie Jr. was elected a Trustee of the Jacob Leisler Institute at the Institute’s Annual Meeting on August 29th, and has graciously accepted the position.

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Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early American History will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 29, at the Jacob Leisler Institute office, 46 Green Street, Hudson, New York.

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Mary Collins Institute Library Consultant

The Jacob Leisler Institute is pleased to announce that Mary Collins, genealogist at East Sixth St. Genealogy and a special collections librarian, has agreed to serve as library/archive consultant for the Jacob Leisler Institute. Mary has an MSLIS degree, with a concentration in rare books and special collections, as well as a Certificate in archives and records management from the Palmer School at Long Island University, and holds the accreditation of Certified Genealogist from the Board for Certification of Genealogists. She has worked most recently as Librarian to The Holland Society of New York. Her advice will be particularly helpful in organizing the Institute’s collection for research and in ensuring its permanent maintenance.

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Voorhees to speak at Niagara University

Jacob Leisler Institute Director Dr. David William Voorhees will be presenting a paper at the 36th Annual New York State History Conference at Niagara University at 1:30 on June 18, 2015. The title of his paper is, “‘Resolved to Live No Longer in Such a Danger’: The Ideological Structure of the 1689 New York Revolution.” In addition to his presentation, Dr. Kenneth Shefsiek of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, will present a paper entitled “‘Make an end of my misery’: Rev. Johannes Henricus Goetschius and the Negotiation of the Authority in 18th Century Dutch New York.” The chair for the session will be Dr. Thomas Beal of SUNY Oneonta. For further information: https://www.nysha.org/nysha/for_teachers/cnysh

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