April 11, 2017
Slate Valley Museum Announces First Program in 2017 Library of America Project.
The Slate Valley Museum has been awarded a Library of America Grant for programming connected to the Library’s World War I and America project commemorating the centennial of World War I and the entry of United States forces on April 6, 1917. With the funds the Museum is planning three events through 2017 that will highlight writings and discussions around issues important to those who fought and the family and friends left behind.
Event: April 29, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Putting the ‘World’ in the First World War
The talk will be led by SUNY Albany professor Richard S. Fogarty, Associate Professor of History and Associate Dean for General Education at the University at Albany, SUNY. An historian of modern France and Europe with particular interests in the histories of culture, politics, war, and the military, he has written extensively on World War I, the French army, racism, and French and European attitudes toward Islam and Muslims. He is the author of Race and War in France: Colonial Subjects in the French Army, 1914-1918 and co-editor of Empires in World War I: Shifting Frontiers and Imperial Dynamics in a Global Conflict. He is now working on a study of North African Muslims as prisoners of war in Germany, with special attention to the place of Islam in the wider military and ideological struggle in Europe and the Middle East.
This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World World I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities. The Slate Valley Museum is the only grantee organization serving the (NYS) Capital District and the State of Vermont.
NEH grant helps fund major LOA program marking 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into World War
Library of America has been awarded a $550,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partial support of World War I and America, a national program marking the centenary of the nation’s entry into the war in 1917. The project will be undertaken in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum, the World War I Centenary Commission, the Wounded Warriors Project, and other organizations.
Education Programs at the Slate Valley Museum
Thank you for your interest in educational programs at the Slate Valley Museum. We offer a wide array of program opportunities for public schools, colleges and universities, homeschooling, and those interested in using the Museum for after school projects.
We can explore the history, science, and other subjects through the exploration of the people and technology that has powered the slate industry of the Slate Valley region in New York and Vermont.
We welcome your visit to the Slate Valley Museum or would be willing to tailor a program for your “classroom” environment.
Senior Programs: We offer programming for local senior centers, nursing homes, and by on-site visits, where appropriate, to highlight the cultural, historical, and geological background to the Slate Valley. Through discussion/demonstration, hands-on activities, and the Museum's online collections and database participants will learn more about the industry, the people, and the stone.
These services, in part, are funded through a grant from the Washington County Home for Aged Women, Inc.
Education Resources: Museum-based programs and/or class/school visitations developed to support curriculum and standards for your class or grade level. The Trunk Program, highlighting Welsh or Slovak life, is available for classroom use.
We are currently accepting requests for the 2016 - 2017 school year.
Museum-based Programs for school district may be supported by grant funding. Inquire regarding free or reduced cost for the desired program.
We thank Stewart's Shops Holiday Match Grant Program for supporting the Slate Valley Museum visitation program.
To inquiry about one of our programs email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call: 518-642-1417