The Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History, in Hudson, Columbia County, NY has been awarded a $900 grant from the Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation to help support the Institute’s public engagement programing. This grant will be used to fund library lectures as well as an internship program for area college and secondary school students.
The Institute’s lecture series, in partnership with the Hudson Area Library, aims to educate and present the latest scholarly research on colonial New York to the public. The internship program provides students interested in history an opportunity to gain work experience in such areas as archival research, transcribing documents, annotation, and other skills needed in the field.
The Jacob Leisler Institute library, rare book, and manuscript collections are open to the public by appointment. For more information, visit their website.
Photo of Jacob Leisler statue on North Avenue in New Rochelle courtesy Wikimedia user Anthony22.
James S. Kaplan says
As a 40 year resident of New Rochelle I applaud your efforts. You wouldn’t believe how many New Rochelle residents have never heard of him even though the statute on North Avenue calls him the City’s founder I don’t even think the City’s schools mention him,
Perhaps you could coordinate with the City’s Thomas Paine festival on June 16 which is supposed to kick off the long delayed effort to build a Thomas Paine International Center a few yards from the statute.