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Museum Village to host Special Guest Speakers on Tuesday Nights

  |   June 8, 2011  |  Comment

Adding to the popularity of Museum Village’s Tuesday Night Car Show, the museum will also be presenting special guest speakers on subjects relating to the museum’s collection.  Everyone is welcome to enjoy the cars and speakers.

Here is the schedule of speakers for June:

June 7, 7:00PM – 8:00PM: Bloomeries, Mines, and Furnaces; 17th & 18th Century Iron Production in the Hudson Region.  Local educator Doc Barnes talks about iron mining in the Hudson Valley.

June 14, 6:30PM – 7:30PM: “The World in Your Backyard”; an Historical Archaeology Project with Educator Andy Angstrom.

Educator Andy Angstrom shares his discovery of an early 20th Century site associated with the Ashokan Reservoir and the methodology he used to uncover, research, and share his findings.  This is a great presentation of interest to both children and parents alike.

June 21, 7:00PM – 8:00PM: Native American History Presentation

In conjunction with the display of birch bark and dug-out canoes, Museum Village Interpreter Ray Olsen will present an overview of Native American cultures and more specific local populations of the past through objects.

June 28, 7:00PM – 8:30PM: Bladesmith Adriaan Gerber Demonstrates Forge Welding and Edge Tool Making at the Museum Village Smithy

This will be a live demonstration of forge welding and knife making at Museum Village’s smithy by a professional blacksmith. The first meeting of the Hudson Valley Blacksmith Association will follow the demonstration. All who are interested are welcome to join in.

For more information, please e-mail us at [email protected] or visit us at our website: www.museumvillage.org Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Museum Village is a living history museum preserving a vast collection of eclectic, 19th century artifacts for educational purposes. Using these artifacts and reproductions, we provide hands-on experiences and exhibits illustrating the transition from a rural to an industrial culture and economy in America, provoking thought and discussion about history.

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