2012 ACSCNY Membership Meeting

Posted on October 9, 2012 by

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On Sunday October 7, 2012 The Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York held its 17th annual membership meeting at the historic Wellington House in Fayetteville, New York. Members and friends exchanged news, enjoyed a delicious luncheon and heard an informative talk given by local preservation architect, Beth Crawford.

ACSCNY Business

During the business meeting, ACSCNY president David Rudd reported on the Society’s events held over the past year including: the Kenwood Neighborhood Walking Tour in Oneida, NY, the bookcase dedication at Craftsman Farms, and the recent trip to the Johnson Museum on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY.  The Society’s upcoming events — the Larry Kreisman talks at the Everson Museum and the dedication of the Arts and Crafts book collection at the Fayetteville Free Library — received mentions. Rudd also introduced Museum Director Sarah Lanigan, of the Stickley Museum at the Fayetteville Free Library to the group.  Sarah Lanigan has volunteered to assist the Society’s board. No new members were elected to the board at this time.

Syracuse Architecture at the Turn Of the Century

Beth Crawford’s presentation, “Syracuse Architecture at the Turn Of the Century” included illustrated slides of the work of several local architects working during that time period: Archimedes Russell, Albert Brockway, Gordon WrightAsa Merrick and James A. Randall. She discussed the diversity of styles represented in the city’s architecture in the late 1800s and explained the influence the École des Beaux-Arts, the Colombian Exposition of 1893, and the works of architects Louis Sullivan and Daniel Burnham upon Syracuse’s local architects during the early 1900s.

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