Revived in Wood Greek and Gothic Revival Churches
of the Roe Jan Region
Revived in Wood:
Greek and Gothic Revival Churches
of the Roe Jan Region
On Saturday, July 10th at 2pm
The exhibit will be open Saturdays and Sundays 2-4 pm, July to October 2021
At Long Last!
During the 19th century in America, two distinct architectural styles flourished side by side: the classical style of Ancient Greece and the Gothic style of Medieval Europe. But, unlike their classical and European antecedents built in stone, the characteristic architectural forms of each were revived and translated into wood, the nation’s most abundant material.
Though used in both civic and domestic architecture, both styles also found vivid expression in numerous rural churches dotting the American countryside.
Inspired by Arthur Baker’s seminal book of photographs, WOODEN CHURCHES: Columbia County Legacy, the RJHS summer exhibit explores many aspects of the Greek and Gothic styles, as seen in 17 wooden church buildings remaining in the five towns of the Roe Jan area: Ancram, Copake, Gallatin, Hillsdale and Taghkanic.
The exhibition, featuring photographs, objects, models, antique tools and photography equipment, documents, mementos, and memorabilia will be on view in the historic “Old Copake Falls Church,” now the RJHS Museum. An exhibition catalogue and guide to the churches will be available for purchase.
Scenes from Opening Weekend of "Revived in Wood"
Thanks to all who participated Sunday including Robin Bruce & the rest of the Board, the Taconic Inn, Bob Callahan, and special guests Gary Williams and Arthur Baker.
Photographer/Architect Arthur Baker & RJHS President Lesley Doyel
Jim Mackin speaking to Rita Jakubowski & husband Richard Wolf
Walt Zelley & Dale Peterson (bench), RJHS Treasurer Jane Peck, foreground
L to R : RJHS Board Member P.N. Fritsch (Nick), Rita Jakubowski, Richard Wolf, Peggy Anderson, Mike Fallon, Gary Williams, Elizabeth Hunter, Bob Hunter, RJHS President, Lesley Doyel
Did you miss Dale Peterson's July 18th Lecture about Richard Upjohn? Click the banner below and download an illustrated pdf transcript of this fascinating talk about one of the most influential architects of his (or any) time!
Remembering the resiliance of the Roe Jan Region
A special Pop-Up exhibit co-produced by the Copake Grange and the RJHS!
RIGHT TO VOTE!
Exhibit was presented in July 2020 at the
Copake Grange Hall
July 4th, marked the opening of the Copake Grange and Roeliff Jansen Historical Society's collaborative pop-up exhibit “100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote,” celebrating the 1920 ratification of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution.
The exhibit features original voting booths, ballot boxes, posters, children’s books and other memorabilia from the suffrage movement, which had first begun in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848. The exhibit also explores the important role that New York State, and grassroots efforts by women’s organizations, including the egalitarian Order of the Grange, played in the decades long struggle for woman suffrage in America.
Viewing continues on Saturday, July 11th, 10am-12 noon and Saturday, July 18th, 1-3 pm inside the Grange Hall. Masks are required and social distancing will be maintained for visitors.
Be sure to scroll down page to see four page booklet created for this show, illustrations, informational links, a photo gallery of the July 4th Opening, and even a 35 page recap of last summer's RJHS exhibition "The Hidden History of the Roe Jan Region"
Suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton speaks for Women's rights at the 1848 Convention in Seneca Falls , NY
CLICK ABOVE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE
SENECA FALLS CONVENTION OF 1848
To learn more, follow this LINK to read excellent article about the watershed Seneca Falls Convention on HISTORY.COM.
View the four page booklet created for this show via the Flipbook display below!
Select page first, then use the "Zoom" control to enlarge each page. Use the "+" and "-"controls to zoom in and out.
Exit "Zoom" to choose a different page. To turn pages, you must be out of the Zoom function.
Gallery of JULY 4TH 2020 Pop-up Exhibit
outside the Copake Grange
Full Sized Blowup of Suffragist
RJHS' Lesley Doyel and Copake Grange's Janet Mackin
Women's Suffrage Banners
Selfies with the Suffragist
Children's books on Women's Suffrage donated by Red Chair Press in South Egremont
One of two original vintage voting booths still owned by the Copake Grange
Historical picture of National Ballot Box & Stars display at Suffrage demonstration in 1919.
Lesley Doyel in front of replica of National Ballot Box & Stars display
Two latter day suffragists at the Grange Entrance