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Tales from the Black Woods: Experiences of 19th Century Black Adirondackers
October 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
The Whallonsburg Grange Hall will host five lectures for its fall Lyceum series on the theme of “Landscapes, Real and Imagined”. The series will examine different aspects of the historical and physical landscape, along with some that have been invented or interpreted. Presenters will discuss how what we “see” in the landscape is altered by our individual perspective and what we think we know about these places. Lectures will be followed by discussion from the audience.
On October 16, historian Amy Godine will speak on “Tales From the Black Woods: Experiences of 19th Century Black Adirondackers”. Her extensive research into the history of African Americans who lived and farmed in the pre-Civil War era Adirondacks has produced a trove of stories about these little-known residents.
All lectures begin at 7:30pm on Tuesdays. Admission is $5.00, students are free.