Jun 01 Thursday
Award-winning artist Nora Krug’s powerful graphic memoir, Belonging: A German Reckons With History and Home, and her most recent book publication, an illustrated edition of Yale historian Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, will be the focus of an exhibition at Norman Rockwell Museum from March 18 through June 18, 2023. Each book takes inspiration from the artist’s personal experiences as well as the events of history through engagement with deep topical research, museum artifacts and flea market finds, vintage photography, oral histories, and personal conversations, with the goal of trying to understand, reckon with, and depict the past in order to take something revelatory and useful away from it.
Related EventNora Krug in Conversation, March 18th, 4:30pm - 5:30pmhttps://www.nrm.org/events/nora-krug-in-conversation/
Jun 02 Friday
Jun 03 Saturday
The inaugural Lenox Wine Fête will celebrate the small winemaker and introduce you to the wines you never knew you loved and needed. Our winemakers are true to the craft and aim to be kind to the earth in their vinification process. We hope to introduce you to sustainable wines that are pleasing to the palate and encourage you to be adventurous in trying wines outside of the big manufacturing machine. These are big wines made by small vintners with all of the attributes in your comfort zone. A portion of the event's proceeds will benefit the Lenox Library Association. A LIBRARIES ARE MAGICAL raffle for two months of the Taste Buds subscription to Dare Bottleshop will provide 100% of ticket sales to the Lenox Library.
Enjoy and à votre santé!!!
Jun 04 Sunday
North Chatham Free Library (NCFL) Hosts a Conversation with Author Paul Murray Discussing His Book, Seeing Jesus in the Eyes of the OppressedThis In-Person Event Takes Place at the NCFL on Sunday, June 4 at 3 P.M. at 4287 Rte. 203
North Chatham NY (May 16, 2023) On Sunday, June 4 at 3 P.M., the North Chatham Free Library will present a conversation with Paul Murray that will focus on issues of social justice, civil rights, and peace. Paul Murray’s book, Seeing Jesus in the Eyes of the Oppressed, tells the story of eight Franciscans and their communities who, following World War II, struggled to create a more just and equitable society. While many Americans enjoyed unprecedented prosperity in that era, these U.S. Franciscans focused on the forgotten members of society. As activists, they moved beyond traditional forms of charity and worked to establish racial and economic justice and promote peace and nonviolence.Paul Murray is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Siena College and a veteran of the Civil Rights Movement. During the summer of 1966 he volunteered in Madison County, Mississippi for a work camp sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee.
In the 70s, he returned to Jackson, Mississippi to teach Sociology at Millsaps College and served as an expert witness in voting rights cases for the Lawyer's Constitutional Defense Committee. He has published numerous articles about Catholic activists in the movement. His writing has won awards from the American Catholic Historical Association, the Mississippi Historical Association, and the Catholic Press Association.
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of The Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered in Columbia County by CREATE Council on the Arts.
Jun 05 Monday
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Jun 07 Wednesday
This presentation will focus on material from Hilary Russell’s Book Tugboats and Shipyards: the Russell’s of New York Harbor: 1844-1962. Hilary will describe high points of his family’s sail lighterage firm, tugboat company, shipyards, iron works and machine shop. Thad Kubis will read from the detailed and colorful first-person narratives of the tugboat captains. On one level this is an immigrant story of a family’s accomplishments over three generations. On another, it covers the advances in marine technology from the age of sail lighters and Hudson River Sloops, to steam and then to diesel. On a third level, the book chronicles the daily lives of the men on the boats – their work, their diet, their schedules, and their many adventures in New York Harbor, up the Hudson, through the canals, to the Great lakes, along the coast, and the ports from Maine to Virginia.