Saturday, March 7
In depth practical “how-to’s” of orchid care. Members of North Eastern New York Orchid Society will demonstrate aspects of orchid culture, ranging from repotting, watering techniques, deflasking, plant division, and mounting.
Program begins at 1 p.m.
Monday, March 9
Test your luck and your wits at the same time with four rounds of trivia bingo. Our questions might be challenging — but most are multiple choice. Take your best guess, learn something new, and compete for prizes.
Registration is required: online or call 518-810-0314.
Games begin at 6 p.m.
Noon Author Talk: History of Education
Thursday, March 12
Richard Ognibene, Professor of Education Emeritus, Siena College, will present a lecture in our Noon Talk timeslot on Thursday, March 12 starting at 12:15 p.m.
His talk is titled Innovative Higher Education in the Capital District in the Early 19th Century.
From Professor Ognibene: “Albany, Schenectady, and Troy flourished because wealth from river-based trade supported new enterprises and attracted new settlers. Social, economic, and political leaders recognized the need to produce educated citizens to sustain that prosperity, and to have places to educate their own children. Several institutions will be discussed: Union College (1795); Albany Academy (1813); Albany Female Academy (1814); Emma Willard’s Troy Female Seminary (1821); The Rensselaer School (RPI-1824); Albany Medical College (1839); The State Normal School at Albany (SUNY Albany-1844); and Albany Law School (1851).”
Ognibene is an educational historian whose career spanned four decades. He has edited and co-authored two books: A Persistent Reformer: Jonathan Kozol’s Work to Promote Equality in America, and Change in Early Nineteenth-Century Higher Education in New York’s Capital District.
Ognibene is retired from Siena College.