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Lecture: 98 Acres in Albany
October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
As part of their Fall Lecture Series, the Bethlehem Historical Association is pleased to present David Hochfelder discussing his work with the 98 Acres in Albany project. The talk is October 21, 2 pm at the Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave, Delmar.
In 1962, the State of New York appropriated via eminent domain 40 blocks located south of the capitol building for the massive urban renewal project that resulted in the Empire State Plaza. Over a thousand buildings were demolished and thousands of people found their homes and livelihoods uprooted. The 98 Acres in Albany project tells the stories of those acres and the changes wrought by urban renewal.
David Hochfelder, PhD is an Associate Professor of History at SUNY Albany. Hochfelder’s research interests are in the U.S. history of technology, U.S. urban history, and digital scholarship. He is deeply involved in the 98Acres digital history of urban renewal project.
The talk is free and open to the public. Masks and social distancing will be required. For more information, please visit BethlehemHistorical.org.