preservation

Sarah LaDuke

  Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center is the House, Studio and Woodland garden of mid-century designer Russel Wright. It is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a World Monuments Watch Site.

Executive Director Allison Cross joined us now to discuss Manitoga’s on-going preservation efforts, this year’s artist residency artists choreographer Ivy Baldwin and sculptor Michele Oka Doner, and more.

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA is a nonprofit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.

Lisa Newman, Director of Communications at the Yiddish Book Center joins us this morning – as she has for the past few years – to present a great selection of Hanukkah books for the season. 

List:

  • “What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home” by Mark Mazower
  • “The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis” by David Fishman
  • “Miriam’s Kitchen” by Elizabeth Ehlrich
  • “The New Jewish Table” by Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray
  • “On the Landing” by Yenta Mash, translated by Ellen Cassedy
  • “Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Lower East Side” - photographs by Bruce Davidson
  • “A Living Lens: Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of the Forward” by Alana Newhouse and Pete Hamill
  • “The Borscht Belt: revisiting the remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland” by Marisa Scheinfeld and Stefan Kanfer
  • “A Rich Brew How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture” by Shacher Pinsker

Kids:

  • “Meet the Latkes” by Alan Silberberg
  • “The Parakeet Named Dreidel” by Isaac Bashevis Singer

The Great Jewish Books Book Club

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The Trustees of Reservations is a member-supported nonprofit conservation organization that preserves land, nature, and historic places in Massachusetts.

Their annual “Home Sweet Home” Historic Open House Day happens May 19th. It’s their fifth year opening up their historic homes for free for a special day of tours, workshops, activities and refreshments and this year’s theme is: The Art of the Garden: Inspiration Grows Here.

To tell us more we welcome Engagement Managers for The Trustees Andrea Caluori and Margaret Moulton.

Boxes of film reels from the Dawson City Recovery site—an entire lost archive in need of preservation, 1978.
Kathy Jones-Gates / Dawson City Archives


  “Dawson City: Frozen Time” is the latest film from award winning documentary filmmaker, Bill Morrison, whose previous films include “Decasia,” "The Miners' Hymns" and "The Great Flood."

 

The film will be presented by Pothole Pictures in Shelburne Falls on May 4th and 5th and at The Opalka Gallery at Sage College in Albany, NY on May 11. Morrison will attend the Pot Hole Pictures screening on May 4th and will be at The Opalka Gallery screening on May 11.

 

"Dawson City: Frozen Time" pieces together the strange true story of a collection of some 500 films dating, from 1910s to the 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered in 1978 buried in a subarctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory

Morrison used these permafrost protected, rare silent films and newsreels, archival footage, interviews and historical photographs to tell the story of Dawson City’s gold rush boom-and-bust and the remote location’s unlikely ties to several aspects of early film history.  

Lucas Willard / WAMC

The City of Amsterdam has gotten a financial boost to study the potential recreation opportunities around a set of historic buildings. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports leaders want to showcase the industrial history of the Montgomery County city by preserving a piece its past.

Wildflowers at Bartholomew’s Cobble
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The Trustees of Reservations enjoy and care for more than 100 special places – nearly 25,000 acres – all around Massachusetts.

As everything starts blooming, we’re going to learn what’s happening at Trustees sites this spring. 

We are joined by Trustees General Manager for the Southern Berkshires, Brian Cruey and Engagement Site Managers Carrieanne Petrik-Huff and Andrea Caluori.

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“This is the Karista Spring. Cheers!”

Steve Miller will tell you that each well in Saratoga Springs has its own taste and its own sound. Miller is president of the Friends of Saratoga Spa State Park, which has been working within the community to breathe new life into the springs that were all the rage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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As the warm weather arrives and summer tourism season begins, a leading conservation and preservation organization in Massachusetts is showcasing many of its properties.  The Trustees of Reservations owns beaches, forests, and parklands, as well as several cultural treasures.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the organization’s president Barbara Erickson.

Kevin Smith, Chairmen of the Woodstock land Conservancy; Patty Goodwin, President of the Woodstock Land Conservancy; and Laurie Ylvisaker, Maverick Board member, Woodstock Land Conservancy supporter and Vernal Fling committee member, join us to talk about this year's Vernal Fling honoring Congressman Maurice HInchey.