Genealogy Society: The Anti-Rent War:
Saturday, Jan. 25
For more than a half-century following the American Revolution, over 10 percent of the New York state population lived on leasehold property that they could not purchase from members of the landed aristocracy. These owners jealously guarded their rights to perpetual ownership, which traced from original Dutch or Royal land grants, and would allow only rental leases, often on onerous terms, to their farming tenants.
Presented by Michael P. Barrett.
Historical Society: Baum’s Journey to Bennington
Sunday, Jan. 26
This talk is about that aspect of the Saratoga Campaign of 1777 in which Lt. Col. Baum and about 800 German, British, Canadian, American and native troops sought supplies believed to be vulnerable in Bennington. The speaker will discuss the route taken by this army along with descriptions of the terrain and other incidents on the march.
Presented by Patrick Niles, a past president of the Washington County Historical Society and author of “Baum’s March to Disaster” in the 2014 Journal of the Washington County Historical Society.
Free Movie Monday: “The Art of Racing in the Rain”
Monday, Jan. 27
1 p.m. or 6 p.m.
Enjoy a free movie on the big screen in the Stedman Room. Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny Swift, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life.
Rated: PG, Run time: 1 hr. 49 mins. Registration is required: online or call 518-810-0314. Choose 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. showing.
Cookbook Club: Instant Pot
Tuesday, Jan. 28
Is your Instant Pot still in the box? Come to this workshop to learn how to use this very helpful kitchen appliance. You will get tips for getting the most from your Instant Pot as well as recipes for a winter soup, a healthy and hearty stew, and a delicious dessert. This class includes food samples and will be led by Maria Patrick, a certified health coach and owner of Core Four Health Coaching. Registration is required: online or call 518-810-0314.