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Lewiston Council on the Arts for “Tuscarora Beadwork Exhibit 1812 to Present”
(Lewiston NY) Lewiston Council on the Arts was awarded a $3000 Implementation Grant for “Tuscarora Bead Work from 1812 to Present” from the New York Council for the Humanities.
The grant will fund a binational exhibit of Native American beadwork from the Tuscarora Reservation in Lewiston NY and the Six Nations Reservation in Ontario Canada to be held during Native American Heritage Month November. Local artists Rosemary Hill, Simon Brascoupe and Karen Hodge-Russell will curate the exhibit which will be located at the “Tuscarora & Friends Gallery” in Lewiston NY, a co-operative of regional artists. The exhibit will tell the social history of the Tuscarora and Six Nations people in the Niagara region through samples of tradition beadwork created between 1812 – present. Beadwork items are given as gifts to commemorate important life passages including births, weddings, graduations and anniversaries, and beaded clothing is worn at community social events, political meetings and during traditional celebrations, as a powerful expression of cultural identity. The exhibit will be free to the public and will be accompanied by talks and demonstrations by contemporary beaders.
Irene Rykaszewski, Executive Director of Lewiston Council on the Arts said she was very excited to help with this exhibit and the accompanying programs to celebrate National Native American Heritage Month. “Native Americans have a rich culture and a dynamic legacy and the Tuscarora & Friends Gallery, this special exhibit and the talks and demonstrations are a wonderful way to engage the community and build bridges between our cultures.
The Grand Opening will be held on Saturday, November 3rd from 4:00 - 6:00PM
Beading and Demo/Lecture - Saturday, November 10th from 4:00 - 6:00PM
Beading and Demo/Lecture - Sunday, November 11th from 4:00 - 6:00PM
Beading and Demo/Lecture - Saturday, November 17th - 4:00 - 6:00PM
For more information about this Project, contact: Lewiston Council on the Arts 754-0166,www.artcouncil.org
For more information about New York Council for the Humanities grants, contact:
New York Council for the Humanities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2012
BATAVIA — The Paolo Busti Foundation has been named the “Friends of Peace” award recipient for 2012.
Peace Garden Project Manager Barb Toal said it was a natural choice to recognize this group for its commitment to this project and to several other projects in our community.“Just like the Peace Garden committee, the Paolo Busti Board continues to find ways to support our community’s assets,” Toal said. “Through their years of volunteer efforts, the Paolo Busti Board of Directors has nurtured young people’s education through scholarship fundsand education.“That’s exactly what the Peace Garden project intends to do; to educate young and old as to the development of our land and the wondrous resources of Western New York,” Toal said. “This group continues to promote Peace in our community.”Former Congressman Barber Conable was the recipient of the first Friends of Peace award in 2011. Conable was chosen because of his insight and dedication to the betterment of our community and unselfish efforts to move forward in a positive direction.Paolo Busti was the principal agent of the Holland Land Company from 1800 until 1824. He established the Holland Land Company in Batavia. Joseph Ellicott worked for him as one of his surveyors of the Western New York region.“It is fitting to recognize Mr. Busti in this way,” said Paula Savage, president of the International Peace Garden Foundation. “Acres and acres of land were surveyed under his leadership, and the local Paolo Busti Foundation continues to positively promote his legacy.”The Paolo Busti Foundation was also the first local organization to welcome the Peace Garden Project, and make a commitment to purchase a flag.“Their Board of Directors was incredibly supportive of this project when we needed it the most,” said Marilyn Werner, fundraiser for the Friends of Batavia Peace Garden. “They gave us the boost we needed, on a snowy winter night, and it just took off after that. From the research I’ve done, I believe Mr. Paolo Busti would be very proud to promote this project and the Genesee Region.”“Celebration of Peace” dinner is set for April 28 at Terry Hills Restaurant in Batavia. U.S. Rep. Kathy Hochul is the featured speaker and will honor the Paolo Busti Foundation for its community dedication and speak on the value of volunteerism. Genesee County Legislator Frank C. Ferrando will host as master of ceremonies.Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce or by telephoning Barb Toal at (585) 344-2458.
Posted in News on Thursday, March 8, 2012 12:57 am
War of 1812 tourists to invade area
BY MONICA WOLFSON, THE WINDSOR STAR
The War of 1812 will cause yet another invasion of the Windsor area, but this time it will involve armies of tourists.Area museums and historic sites are gearing up for the 200th anniversary of the war with the United States. Municipalities are planning celebrations and events commemorating history and attempting to relive it.In February, the Windsor Community Museum will unveil Living in 1812, its new collection demonstrating what life was like in 1812 from the French, English, black and aboriginal perspectives."It demonstrates what it was like living during a war," said Madelyn Della Vale, curator. "There was lots of starvation, the burning of pickets. I've dug up a lot of illustrations because there were no photographs at that time."The Hough House, which is home to the Windsor Community Museum on Pitt Street, was built shortly before the war and was occupied by American troops in the summer of 1812 before the British recaptured it. The Americans returned in 1813 and occupied the area until the end of the war in 1815."This building is really important historically," Della Vale said. "We have hardly anything left from that time period."Museum staff will be in costume and have activities for children during Windsor's birthday celebrations in May and will play a big role on Aug. 25 during the Capture of Detroit commemoration event at the festival plaza on the waterfront. During the celebrations the Windsor Symphony Orchestra will play new music it wrote for the occasion. Windsor will also host a tour of historic homes as part of Open Doors on Aug. 29.Fort Malden unveiled its newly renovated museum space in July. All the museum cases were redone and the flow of the exhibit changed, said Cari-Lyn Hawksworth, site manager. There are new pieces and wooden palisades built outside to give the fort a more authentic flair. Museum staff will host a recruitment meeting in February to attract volunteers to help run some of the events at the fort this summer.Fort Malden will host its annual July 1 celebrations, but it will also be one of the main venues during the Roots to Boots festival on the civic holiday weekend in August. Once trained, volunteers can help fire muskets, portray soldiers marching in parades and help usher tourists through the site."We are getting calls now from people planning summer vacations and want to know what events are happening," Hawksworth said. "There's an increase in interest because of the bicentennial."Park House museum in Navy Yard Park in Amherstburg is restored to look like it did in the 1840s, but one room is undergoing renovations to resemble the inside of a trading post, which is what the building was in 1812 when it was owned by the Northwest Trading Company. Along with the new exhibit, in the summer there will be a special exhibit of toy soldiers set up in battle configurations.On Aug. 25 there will also be a re-enactment by the Provincial Marine of the capture of U.S. vessel Cayahoga that will be visible from Navy Yard Park.Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island is creating a brochure marking 1812 sites, peace gardens, noting events and other regional attractions. It should be available by May.Read more: http://www.windsorstar.com/1812+tourists+invade+area/5910649/story.html#ixzz1hgA6tALw
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|Nellie Gardner ||IPGF is pleased to announce that Nellie Gardner has joined our team of professionals as our Resident Garden Authority. Nellie is a graduate of Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Science. She is owner and manager of Flower Fields, a reestablished cut flower farm in Spencerport, NY. As a Professional Agricultural Consultant, Nellie consults in speciality garden design including wildflower gardens, perennial, annual and cut flower, educational gardens and children's gardens. |
Written by Meaghan M. McDermott
Staff writer, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
HAMLIN — Work on the first of two area peace gardens commemorating the War of 1812 moved forward Tuesday with a groundbreaking at Mayer's Lake Ontario Winery.
"This is an important day for Mayer's," said winery owner David Bower Jr. "There is so much history in this area, and people just don't know that much about it."
The Bowers donated 11,500 square feet of land at their Hamlin-Parma Townline Road vineyard and tasting rooms facility to the garden effort. Materials and design were donated by Terry Tree and RM Landscape. Other funds for the project will be raised through donations.
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The Honorable Peter Kent, Canada’s Minister of the Environment
Paula Savage, President IPGF
Alison Partridge, Horticulture Center of the Pacific
Toronto, Canada . . . March 15, 2011 . . . A new awards ceremony tradition was started today at the closing event of Canada’s Garden Tourism Conference. The Garden Tourism Awards are presented to organizations and individuals who have distinguished themselves in the development and promotion of the garden experience as a tourism attraction. Read more »
Donna Lopez is the Director of Education for the International Peace Garden Foundation. Donna’s education credentials are extensive. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the Foundations efforts to focus on our international youth education and cultural exchange activities. Read more »
Barber B. Conable is recipient of the first ‘‘Batavia Friends of Peace’’ Award, the International Peace Garden Foundation has announced.
Conable, who served 20 years in the United States Congress and was president of the World Bank for six years, will be recognized at the Peace Garden dinner on Friday, Feb. 18 according to IPGF President Paula Savage.More at The Daily News Online
BATAVIA—Terry Anderson, a news correspondent held captive in Lebanon for nearly seven years, is returning to his hometown next month to highlight an International Peace Garden Kickoff dinner.
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The International Peace Garden Foundation is pleased to announce that Emin Cakmak is the newly appointed Director of International Affairs for the Foundation. Based in Istanbul, Turkey, Cakmak will serve as coordinator for the Foundations international activities primarily concerning Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Read more »
Volunteer effort is a symbol of 200 years of harmony between U.S. and CanadaBy Nick MatteraNiagara Gazette
LEWISTON — A volunteer effort has received international notoriety at a small park with a big meaning in the Village of Lewiston.
The Binational Peace Garden helped transformed a former municipal parking lot just off Center Street into a flower-filled oasis, which symbolizes the 200 years of harmony existing between the U.S. and Canada.
More at http://niagara-gazette.com
With a nod of approval (no official vote could be taken) from the Legislature's Human Services Committee today, Marilyn Drilling and Barb Toal are ready to push forward with plans for a peace garden next to the Holland Land Office Museum.Read the full story here...
Paula Savage, President of the International Peace Garden foundation announced plans today for Istanbul, Turkey to become the site of the 2010 International Peace Garden. The dedication is scheduled to take place on April 22, 2010 and will coincide with ASTA’s International Tourism Expo.
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Modeled on the International Peace Garden concept that originated in Canada in 1990, a trail of Peace Gardens is being planned along the historic route where events of the War determined the future of Canada, the United States and the fate of many First Nations and Native American people. Read more »
Mark Hare, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
You never know when you plant a seed (or in this case, a tulip bulb), just what might grow.
Paula Savage lives in Batavia and works as director of tourism sales for Visit Rochester (formerly the Greater Rochester Visitors Association). Eighteen years ago, when she was living in Washington, D.C., and working to promote a higher profile (and more visitors) for the Canadian capital city of Ottawa, she had an idea. "I thought, 'Wouldn't it be a great idea if Ottawa gave some tulip bulbs to Washington for a peace garden?'"
Ottawa has been known for its tulips since its support for the exiled Dutch royal family during World War II. Queen Juliana gave birth to Princess Margriet in an Ottawa hospital, and after the war, Queen Juliana began to send thousands of bulbs to the Canadian city as a gesture of thanks.
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The 2007 International Peace Garden will be dedicated in Bern, Switzerland during a gala ceremony hosted by Mayor Alexander Tschappat on Thursday, May 3rd,2007.
During the 2006 Peace Garden Dedication in Dublin, Ireland Bern was nominated by then Lord Mayor Catharine Byrne.
The 7th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates took place in Rome from November 17 to 19 and was held, as were previous Summits, on the initiative of Mikhail Gorbachev and the Mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni.Read more »
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The 2006 International Peace Garden will be dedicated in Dublin, Ireland during a gala ceremony hosted by the Lord Mayor Cllr. Catherine Byrne on Wednesday, April 26th, 2006. Festivities will include a special performance by RTE' Co'r na nO'g, a youth choir praised for their recordings and their many opera and theatre appearances throughout Ireland.
Having grown up in a military family, Ria has traveled the world from a very early age. Ria is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan Collage and received her masters in Education from University of Virginia. Ria has spent most of her professional career in the hospitality industry. The last fifteen years have been with Marriott International. Presently, Ria is a Regional Trainer for Marriott Hotels based in the UK. Her affiliation to the International Peace Gardens started over ten years ago when she was a member of the delegation to plant the International Peace Garden in Pretoria, South Africa. Ria joined the International Peace Garden Foundation as a director in the Spring of 2005.
Washington, DC – The Pope John Paul II Cultural Center will dedicate the first Children’s International Peace Garden October 27, 2003 at 11 a.m. The children’s peace garden is one of several Cultural Center events honoring Pope John Paul II during the Silver Jubilee of his extraordinary pontificate.
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By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Two separate ceremonies commemorated the Sept. 11, 2001, victims Thursday. The first was a gathering east of the Centro Cultural Costarricense-Norteamericano in Sabana Norte where firemen and police again paid tribute to their counterparts who died that morning in New York City.
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September 1, 2003 - The most recent International Peace Garden will be dedicated in San Jose, Costa Rica on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003. The date was chosen to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, sending a fragrant and colorful message that world peace is every person’s right and responsibility.
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Washington, DC-April 3rd, 2003. The 2003 International Peace Garden will be dedicated in Rome, Italy in front of the Coliseum during a gala ceremony hosted by Mayor Veltroni on Friday, April 4th, 2003.
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Canada's Capital Region - The National Capital Commission (NCC), along with its partners and the Canadian Tulip Festival, had the honor of welcoming Her Royal Highness, Princess Margriet from the Netherlands at the Canada and the World Pavilion for the unveiling of the International Peace Garden.
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