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Upcoming Programs and Events


'Glassblower'; part of the SLHS logo See also Past Programs | Fundraisers and Special Events
2023:
  • Edmonia Lewis US postage stampFebruary 14: East Greenbush Town Historian Bobbie Reno will present a program on Edmonia Lewis, noted American sculptor of mixed African American and Native American heritage, born right here in Rensselaer County. No doubt you’ve seen her on a postage stamp, now come hear her story. [SLTH]
  • March 14: The Rensselaer Glassworks. Phil Bernnard of the National Bottle Museum will discuss Rensselaer Glassworks, which was one of Sand Lake’s early industries (and gave us “Glass Lake”). Come hear the history of the works, the succession of owners (successful and not so much) and the technology of glassmaking in the 18th and 19th centuries. Phil is asking attendees to bring any “Glass Lake glass” specimens they have. [SLTH]

  • April 11: Covid-19 History Project. Committee report and presentations and a sharing of experiences from the SLHS Covid History Project. Together we can make Covid history! [SLTH]

  • May 9: Annual Meeting. Details to be announced.

  • May or June: Annual Fundraising Gala. Date,  location and other details to be announced. Don’t miss this highlight of the year!

  • June 13: The Pretty Fantastic Mr. Fox (with special guests). A program on Albert Rodmond Fox, industrialist, glassworks owner, State Senator, mover-and-shaker, and the Fox who gave us Fox Mansion. Come learn more about one of Sand Lake’s early leaders and speculate on why we live in Averill Park and not “Foxboro.” [SLTH]
Sand Lake Town Hall

Unless otherwise indicated, meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., in the Courtroom at Sand Lake Town Hall [SLTH], 8428 NY 66, Sand Lake, New York 12153 outside link logo. Meetings are open to the public. They are free for Society members; a $5.00 donation is suggested for nonmembers.

Anyone can view live (or view recordings) via the "Town Hall Streams" / Sand Lake website outside link logo

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