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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