Thursday, June 23, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
"A Jewish Cinderella" by Edward Allan Brawley describes the life and work of Rose Pastor, a poor immigrant cigar factory worker from Poland, who married Graham Phelps Stokes, the son of one of the wealthiest men in New York. The couple met at the University Settlement House on Rivington Street in New York City and, having joined the Socialist Party in 1906, they worked together on behalf of the poor for ten years until their differing views on how that should be done began to drive them apart.
"Francis Marion Parrish" by Wayne Parrish tells of his ggg-grandfather as one of a handful of confederate soldiers who survived the war, but were too ill to be released at the war's end. Those few were removed when the Elmira Prison Camp closed to a military hospital, and he died on June 17, 1865.
"The Model Prison of the World - The Albany County Penetentiary And 19th Century Prison Reform by Dr. Robert G. Waite, a historian based in Shushan, New York. He earned a PhD in history from SUNY Binghamton and specializes in the history of law enforcement and crime. Currently, he is affiliated with the Memorial Site for German Resistance in Berlin, Germany.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
NYHR & ChemungHistory.com will be at the
Elmira Wisner Market, Wisner Park, Elmira, NY 14901
Thursday, June 30, 2011 10am - 2pm
Thursday, August 11, 2011 10am - 2pm
September 8, 2011 10am - 2pm
Books include BIG BOOK of Pictures, Queen City Adventure, In Their Honor: Soldiers of the Confederacy – The Elmira Prison Camp, Storefronts – Elmira, New York, and music cd Victorian Pride – Favorite Songs of New York State by Elmira's own George Bailey Orchestra.
Tent space courtesy of Community Arts of Elmira. Thanks!