- Tuesday, May 9 :
The Sand Lake Historical Society invites everyone to our Dinner / Annual meeting at the Church of the Covenant, Averill Park. Dine on a great meal, meet some of our members and enjoy a typical program/speaker. Seating for dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m.
The trustees, some of Sand Lake's (self-proclaimed) best cooks, will prepare an all-you-can-eat buffet, for only $16. It will feature pork loin roast, dressing, potatoes, green bean casserole, Caesar salad, mixed greens and vegetable salad, breads, applesauce and a variety of homemade desserts.
After the dinner, there will be a brief meeting, including presentation of nominees for the Board of Trustees: Joan Fuess, Bonnie Hellum, Jane Minotti, Mike Perry, Nancy Perry, Michelle Mosher Schultz. Also at this meeting, the winners of the silent auction for the mailboxes, decorated by local artists, will be announced.
Then hear local historian and Hudson-Mohawk Industrial Gateway Executive Director Michael P. Barrett's fascinating lecture: Russell Sage, the Money King. Sage was a politician, financier, railroad executive -- and robber baron -- of the 19th century. Barrett will speak about the founding of Russell Sage College and the interesting role Sage's second wife, Olivia Slocum, played in it.
Reservations must be made by May 4. Download a Reservation Form.
- Tuesday, June 13: Genealogy, or the study of family history, has been described as the “fastest-growing hobby in America.” With the popularity of television shows like Who Do You Think You Are?” along with the ease of sharing information via the Internet and the reconnecting of distant relatives using social media, it's no wonder more Americans than ever before are interested in discovering their roots. Professional genealogist Lisa Dougherty will help you get started in the pursuit of your own family history by offering guidelines for gathering information, conducting effective family interviews, and organizing your research.The traditional June “Strawberry Social” will be provided by the SLHS trustees. Also at the June meeting, membership will vote on proposed amendments to our Bylaws.