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.
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
The Jacob Leisler Institute, Studio 9 at the rear of 46 Green Street, will also be open to visitors during the Opening Reception of “Art & Politics,” Saturday, December 6, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
This open house is in conjunction with Gallery 46’s opening reception, located in the same building.
Both of these events precede the Hudson Opera House’s annual Winter Walk on Warren Street.