Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Seventeenth Capital Region Archives Dinner

The Capital Region Archives Dinner Committee, in co-operation with the New York State Archives Partnership Trust and Capital Area Archivists of New York, is proud to present the Seventeenth Annual Capital Region Archives Dinner. It will be held at the historic Gideon Putnam Spa Resort in Saratoga Springs, New York on Thursday October 4, 2012.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Jennifer Dorsey, Director of Siena College’s Center for Revolutionary Era Studies, who will be speaking about draft dodging during the War of 1812. Her talk is based on a larger research project based on the life of tenant farmer George Holcomb and the diary that Holcomb maintained for fifty years in Rensselaer County, New York.

 Each year, the Archives Dinner Committee recognizes individuals who or organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation and enhancement of local archives as part of our annual celebration. This year we will recognize the Conference on New York State History, the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center, and Town of Queensbury Historian Marilyn Van Dyke.

Tickets for this year's Archives Dinner are $35.00 each, and you have a choice of three entrees:
  • Slow roasted, thyme-rubbed turkey breast with cranberry pan gravy
  • Chef's choice of seafood du jour
  • Vegetable Napoleon in a sauce of fire-roasted tomatoes
I've had the pleasure of dining at the Gideon Putnam -- checking out prospective venues is one of the perks of being an Archives Dinner Committee member -- and I can assure you that the food will be delicious, the ambiance will be pleasing, and the service will be first-rate. 

If you're interested in attending this year's Archives Dinner, the deadline for making reservations is 1 October 2012.  For more information, consult the Archives Dinner Web site.

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