Schedule of Events

Courses, exhibits, displays, events, and excursions scheduled as of 7/17/08.

Fall Semester Courses 2008

Sept. 2-Dec. 8, 2008 ~ Students of History 104: Race & Ethnicity will explore themes of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial. Leader: Professor Edythe Ann Quinn

Sept. 2-Dec. 8, 2008 ~ Students of History 222: Introduction to Historical Methods may engage in archival research of materials relevant to the theme. Leaders: Professor Cherilyn Lacy and Archivist Rebekah Ambrose-Dalton

Sept. 2-Dec. 8, 2008 ~ Students of History 251: Revisiting Roots will explore the development and ending of slavery in England, British West Indies, and the United States. Leader: Lecturer Harry Bradshaw Matthews

Sept. 2-Dec. 8, 2008 ~ Students of Music 364: Music History III will explore themes of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial. Leader: Professor Diane Paige

Sept. 2-Dec. 8, 2008 ~ Students of Sociology 240: Women and Social Change will explore themes of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial. Leader: Professor Katherine O'Donnell.

Exhibits and Displays

Sept. 5, 2008-May 21, 2009 ~ Exhibit/display of Abraham Lincoln, Isaac Newton Arnold and Freedom Journey Memorabilia, U.S. Pluralism Center. Leader: Lecturer Harry Bradshaw Matthews

Sept. 5, 2008-May 21, 2009 ~ Exhibit/display of Hartwick's Philophronean Society and other related Memorabilia, Yager Archives. Leader: Rebekah Ambrose-Dalton

TBA ~ Exhibit/display of Memorabilia Relevant to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial, Yager Museum. Leader: Donna Anderson

Events and Excursions

Sept. 17, 2008 ~ Abraham Lincoln and Isaac Newton Arnold: Friends, Politicians, and Legacies; Dinner Discussion. Leaders: Lecturer Harry Bradshaw Matthews and the Harriet Tubman Mentoring Project [HTMP], Chesebro, Dewar Union, 5-7 p.m.

Sept. 24, 2008 ~ Abraham Lincoln's Literary Legacy and other Civil War Writings. Leaders: Professor Edythe Ann Quinn and Professor Robert Bensen, Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, 7-9 p.m.

Sept. 29, 2008 ~ The Intersection of Race and Gender in the Anti-Slavery Movement. Leaders: Professor Cherilyn Lacy, and students in Introduction to Historical Methods, Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, 7-9 p.m.

[NOTE: Oct. 4, 2008 ~ Inauguration of Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich as Hartwick College President]

Oct. 14, 2008 ~ "We Are Slaves to Neoliberalism": Chiapas, Solidarity, and the Global Economic Justice Movement. Leader: Professor Katherine O'Donnell, Golisano Hall, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Oct. 17, 2008 ~ Presentation at NYSHA's October Conference for Teachers in Cooperstown, "Abraham Lincoln, Isaac Newton Arnold and Their Intersection with African Americans to end Slavery in the United States." Presenter: H.B. Matthews

Oct. 25, 2008 ~ Field Trip to Harriet Tubman House and Grave Site. Leaders: Pluralism Advisory Committee (PAC) and HTMP

Nov. 3, 2008 ~ Music of the Civil War. Leader: Professor Dianne Paige, Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, 7-9 p.m.

Nov. 15, 2008 ~ Field Trip to New York Historical Association's Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, to view exhibit "Through the Eyes of Others: African Americans and Identity in American Art. Leader: PAC, HTMP

Nov. 19, 2008 ~ Dedication Day Service with Ken Burns & Graveside Salute to the U.S. Colored Troops with keynote address by H.B. Matthews at USCT gravesite, Gettysburg’s National Cemetery, in conjunction with Pennsylvania’s Abraham Lincoln Commemoration.

January Term 2009

Jan. 5-30, 2009 ~ Students of History 251: Revisiting Roots will explore the development and ending of slavery in England, British West Indies, and the United States. Leader: Lecturer Harry Bradshaw Matthews

Jan. 5-30, 2009 ~ Students of Political Science 330: The Politics of Race and Ethnicity. Leader: Professor Laurel Elder

Jan. 12, 2009 ~ Abraham Lincoln Film Series and Discussion. Leader: TBA

Jan. 19, 2009 ~ Abraham Lincoln Film Series and Discussion. Leader: TBA

Jan. 26, 2009 ~ Abraham Lincoln Film Series and Discussion. Leader: TBA

Spring Semester 2009

Feb. 3, 2009 ~  WSKG Public Broadcasting, Off The Page, 1 p.m. live, Associate Dean Matthews discusses the Freedom Journey

Feb. 5, 2009 ~ New York State Library, 12:15-1:15 p.m., 7th Floor, Associate Dean Matthews discusses the Freedom Journey

Feb. 7, 2009 ~ City of Oneonta's Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Event, Performing Arts Center, 2-4 p.m. Leader: Commission on Community Relations and Human Rights and cosponsors, Dean Matthews moderates

Feb. 9-May 15, 2009 ~ Students of History 422: Advanced Historical Methods and/or Phi Alpha Theta will engage in research of the minutes of the Philophronean Society. Leaders: Professor Peter Wallace and Archivist Rebekah Ambrose-Dalton

Feb. 9-May 15, 2009 ~ Students of Art History 403: 19th Century Art will explore art of the Abolitionist Movement and the Civil War among its class lessons. Leader: Professor Doug Zullo

Feb. 12, 2009 ~ Hartwick College's Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Birthday Bash Events:

  • Noon-2 p.m., Hartwick and the Freedom Journey, Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall
  • 2:30-4 p.m., Freedom Journey Exhibit, 103A Bresee Hall
  • 7:30 p.m., Abraham Lincoln Birthday Program, Stack Lounge, Dewar Union

Feb. 21, 2009 ~ Remembering Local Soldiers of the Civil War: Families, Service, and Burials. Leader: Professor Julie Suarez-Hayes and Panelists. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, 7-9 p.m.

Feb. 28, 2009 ~ Underground Railroad Conference, Union College, Schenectady, NY. Leader: PALS, PAC, SOSU/BU & HTMP

Mar. 7, 2009 ~ Harriet Tubman's Civil War Dinner and Awards. Leaders: PALS, USCT Institute. Chesebro Room, Dewar Union, 7-9 p.m. 

Mar. 19, 2009 ~ Tribute to Mothers, Daughters, and Nieces of the Civil War: Women's History Month Awards Reception. Leaders: U.S. Pluralism Programs. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, 5-7 p.m.

Apr. 9, 2009 ~ RESCHEDULED for November 2009. Lincoln and Darwin: The Human Side of their Revolutionary Work. Leader: Brian Hagenbuch, Pine Lake Institute, Professor Stan Sessions, and Professor Robert Titus. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, 7-9 p.m.

Apr. 9, 2009 ~ Harriet Tubman Mentoring Project Presentations: “HTMP Meets Lincoln and Arnold.” Dinner discussion, Chesebro Room, Dewar Union, 5-7 p.m. Participants may bring dinner from the Commons to Chesebro.

Apr. 15, 2009 ~ Isaac Newton Arnold Day: Tribute to Anti-Slavery and Abolitionist Actions and Strategies in Otsego and Delaware Counties. Leaders: U.S. Pluralism Programs. Chesebro Room, Dewar Union, 5-7 p.m.

Apr. 22, 2009 ~ CANCELLED ~ Art of the Abolitionist Movement and the Civil War. Leader: Professor Doug Zullo. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, 7-9 p.m.

May 5, 2009 ~ CANCELLED ~ Concluding Celebration of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial. Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, 7-9 p.m.

Endorsed by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission

Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission

For more information contact:
Harry Bradshaw Matthews, Associate Dean
President, Hartwick College Honor Society
matthewsh@hartwick.edu