The Lansingburgh Historical Society In celebration of the 200th birthday of Herman Melville (Typee, Moby-Dick), born 1819, the Lansingburgh Historical Society's 2019 Open Houses will include Meet The Artist events featuring local artists, painters, photographers, writers, and poets. The Herman Melville House 2 114th Street, at 1st Avenue, Troy, NY Meet the Artist Photographer Fred Coffey We are delighted to host local photographer Fred Coffey, who will showcase, and have available for purchase, his most recent works, featuring local landmarks. Fred's creativity and the quality of his work is inspirational. We invite you to take this opportunity to meet Fred and enjoy his work, while enjoying some tasty treats and refreshments! Your $5 donation to The Lansingburgh Historical Society open house helps us to continue our mission of preserving and promoting local history Saturday, March 9, 2019 10AM - 2 PM. (Flyer includes photos of Melville House and its historical marker; three photos by Fred Coffey: Nipper in Albany, Monument Square in Troy, Gardner Earl Chapel in Lansingburgh)

Saturday, March 9, 2019 10AM-2PM
Meet the Artist: Photographer Fred Coffeey

Saturday, August 3, 2019 – Herman Melville Bicentennial Celebration – , 2PM Stephen Collins portraying Herman Melville in the one-man play “Sailing Towards My Father.” It will be presented in the Gardner Earl Chapel in Oakwood Cemetery – a rare opportunity to see a play performed there. Admission is $ 15.00. Seating is limited please send your check to Lansingburgh Historical Society PO Box 219 Troy NY 12182- There will also be refreshments, a birthday cake and a sale of reasonably-priced used Melville books.

See also:

• Oakwood Cemetery, Troy

• Rensselaer County Historical Society, Troy

• Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway, Troy

• Van Schaick Mansion, Cohoes

• Brunswick Historical Society

• Knickerbocker Historical Society, Schaghticoke

• Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center

• Watervliet Historical Society

• Spindle City Historic Society, Cohoes

• Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy

• Kate Mullany National Historic Site, Troy