The Historical Activities Committee organizes a number of lectures and activities for the National Society of Colonial Dames in the the State of New York. Some samples of events included: a day trip to New Haven, CT to visit the Yale University Art Gallery and their exhibit, "Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650 - 1830," a private tour of the New York Historical Societies' exhibit "The Battle of Brooklyn," and of course, the annual Fall and Winter Lecture Series.
The annual Fall and Winter Lecture Series is always a hit, featuring three expert scholars of the American Colonial period. The 2017 Winter Lecture Series included:
Peter Kenny, Co-President of the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust, presenting Restoring and Watching Over
Dr. Clifton Hood, Professor of American History and Government Hobart and William Smith Colleges, presenting The Pursuit of Privilege: The Upper Class and the Making of New York Since 1753
Louis Thomas, Journalist and Author, presenting Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams
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