On Saturday, December 8th at 2pm, humorist and snowman expert Bob
Eckstein, will give a multimedia presentation to discuss Schenectady’s
Massacre of 1690 (described as one of the bloodiest events in early American history).
The talk will be held at the George Franchere Education Center at the Mabee
Farm Historic Site.
Bob Eckstein spent seven years trying to solve the mystery of when did man make the first snowman and documenting their place in history for his popular book The History of the Snowman. As the world’s only snowman expert, he has appeared internationally in Canada, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and England in over 60 magazine and radio interviews including Good Morning America, NPR, BBC and People magazine.
Bob Eckstein will share the story how his book led him to try cartooning in 2007. Since then he appears regularly worldwide in publications like Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Reader’s Digest, Narrative, Playboy, The Spectator, Prospect, Chronicle of Higher Learning, America, and Saturday Evening Post. Last year he was nominated Gag Cartoonist of the Year. Before all this Bob appeared in The New York Times for over 25 years and was a columnist for The Village Voice, Time Out New York and New York Newsday plus has written hundreds of humor pieces for SPY, National Lampoon, Details, GQ, Playboy and many others.
Signed copies of Bob Eckstein’s book will be available after the presentation.
Mabee Farm Historic Site, 1100 Main St (Route 5s) Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
For more information, call (518) 374-0263 ext 4.