Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New York State Archives Partnership Trust to honor Richard Dreyfuss in Albany, New York, 28 September 2010

The New York State Archives Partnership Trust, Greenberg Traurig, the Albany Times Union and HistoryTM are sponsoring an engaging evening of conversation between Academy Award®-winning actor and 2010 Empire State Archives and History award honoree Richard Dreyfuss and nationally prominent Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer as they talk about Mr. Dreyfuss’ life, work and passion for history.

Many people are familiar with Dreyfuss's storied acting career, but most of them aren't aware of the depth of his passion for history and archives. In May 2004, Dreyfuss and Holzer took part in a similar Archives Partnership Trust-sponsored discussion concerning Ulysses S. Grant, and everyone in the audience was stunned by the depth of Dreyfuss's knowledge of Grant's autobiography and all of the recent scholarship concerning his military and Presidential careers and his personal life. Dreyfuss fielded almost all of the audience questions -- none of which concerned his acting career -- and did so with aplomb and wit. It was a superb event, and I'm really looking forward to seeing Dreyfuss receive a well-deserved award and engage in another discussion with his friend Holzer, who is a first-rate historian.

If you're going to be in Albany, New York on 28 September 2010, please consider attending this event, which will be held at 7:30 PM at The Egg (also known as the Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Performing Arts Center), which is part of the Empire State Plaza complex. Tickets are $10.00 per person (plus handling fees). To make reservations, simply call The Egg Box Office at (518) 473-1845.

You may also wish to attend a special reception honoring Richard Dreyfuss that will be held at The Egg from 5:30-7:00 PM on 28 September. Tickets for the reception are $50.00 per person for Archives Partnership Trust members, $65.00 per person for those who wish to become Trust members at the time they purchase their tickets, and $75.00 for non-members who wish to attend the reception, and everyone who purchases a ticket to the reception will receive a complimentary ticket to the program itself. All proceeds from the reception will support the programs of the New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust.

Reservations for the reception must be made by September 22, 2010, and reservations are confirmed when payment is received. No refunds are available. You may purchase reception tickets online or by calling the Archives Partnership Trust office at 518-486-9349. The Trust accepts Visa, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover. Personal checks can be made out to the Archives Partnership Trust and brought or mailed to to the Archives Partnership Trust, Cultural Education Center , Suite 9C49, Albany , NY 12230.

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