Historic Records Appraisal Class Planned

Pictured is the New Woodstock Regional Historical Society building.

Collector Robert Chevako with one of the hundreds of items included in his “Past Technology” exhibit on display at the New Woodstock Free Library October and November.  The exhibit will begin with a reception and commentary on Friday, October 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library.

(New Woodstock, NY – Sept. 2012) A state Archives class entitled “Appraisal of Historic Records” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Woodstock Free Library.  State Regional Archivist Dr. Suzanne Etherington will present the workshop, which will introduce techniques to identify records that are necessary for adequate documentation of local governments and the communities they serve.

Identifying records which have enduring value is one of the most challenging tasks of an archival program.  Seating will be limited for this class. For more information contact Matthew Urtz at matthew.urtz@madisoncounty.ny.gov.

After the program the New Woodstock Regional Historical Society will open its doors for a free tour.

First exhibit of ‘Past Technology’ Collection Runs through November

Physicist, engineer, past president of the New Woodstock Regional Historical Society Robert Chevako will present the first public exhibit of his collection of technology artifacts during October and November at the New Woodstock Free Library.

A reception and commentary on the collection will be held Friday, Oct. 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library.  The product of decades of acquisition of objects that represent the advance of technology over the past century, Chevako’s collection includes electronic devices, rare examples of early radios, computers and other inventions that are part of the history of technological advancement.

Many of the items are in working condition.

For more information about this and other programs and events at the library, call 315.662.3134 or visit midyork.org/newwoodstock.

Norm Parry is library director for the New Woodstock Free Library. The library is open Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday and Wednesday evenings 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library also is open whenever the flags are flying out front. Children’s hour is every Tuesday at 11 a.m. Find and “like” the library on Facebook. For more information, visit midyork.org/newwoodstock or call (315) 662-3134.

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