LOCAL BLACK HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: Come check out our Local History Section to find a terrific picture book about the first African American sculptor, who happened to be born in Greenbush, NY in 1844: "Edmonia Lewis: A Sculptor of Determination and Courage" written and illustrated by Town Historian, Bobbie Reno.
"There is nothing so beautiful as the free forest. To catch a fish when you are hungry, cut the boughs of a tree, make a fire to roast it, and eat it in the open air, is the greatest of all luxuries. I would not stay a week pent up in cities, if it were not for my passion for art." — Edmonia Lewis, quoted in "Letter From L. Maria Child," National Anti-Slavery Standard, 27 Feb. 1864. ... See MoreSee Less