Tony Award Nominee Actor Stephen Lang Receives 2018 Empire State Archives & History Award hosted by Lincoln Scholar, 2017 Award Laurette and APT Board Member Harold Holzer
What: 13th Annual Empire State Archives & History Award Event
Hosted by Lincoln Scholar and 2017 Award Laurette, Harold Holzer, this event will explore Mr. Lang’s decorated career as both an actor and history enthusiast. Known for iconic roles in Gettysburg and Gods and Generals, Lang has earned enduring critical and popular acclaim over the course of a distinguished career in theatre, television, and film. He is currently filming Avatar sequels, directed by James Cameron, and busy starring in His Dark Land, a play which dramatizes the story of the fabled World War I “Lost Battalion”—and its tragic commander Colonel Charles Whittlesey.
When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: State Education Building, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York
Ticket Info: $25 general admission; $15 Veterans and Students
Visit www.nysarchivestrust.org or call (518) 486-9349
Who: New York State Archives Partnership Trust
The mission of the New York State Archives Partnership Trust, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is to support education, preservation and outreach programs not financed by the State in order to make accessible over 350 years of New York’s colonial and state governments housed the State Archives. Papers implicating Benedict Arnold found on General John Andre during the Revolutionary War and New York’s first state constitution are just a fraction of the 200 million+ historical items safeguarded by the State Archives. www.nysarchivestrust.org
This award of distinction acknowledges the outstanding contributions by a national figure to advance the understanding and uses of history within our society. Previous honorees include C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb, historians Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael Beschloss, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., James McPherson, Robert Caro, Ron Chernow, Harold Holzer, and David McCullough, documentarian Ken Burns, and actors Sam Waterson and Richard Dreyfuss for their popularization of history and civic literacy.