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
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.