A Message from the PCSNY President — June 21, 2020

Dear Friends,

As New Yorkers and Americans everywhere continue to tackle the coronavirus outbreak and challenge recent appalling acts of racism and violence endured by the Black community, the Pre-Columbian Society of New York invites your honest thoughts on how we can do more to serve everyone in our community—particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color—and truly hold ourselves accountable as a safe haven and source of fellowship in the coming months.

In addition, we welcome your feedback on the coming year’s program, and how we can most safely come together again as a society. Please assist us by answering the few brief questions contained in this survey, in addition to any other comments or suggestions you wish to share.

2020–2021 PCSNY Lecture Series Survey

Despite having to postpone our final lecture by former PCSNY President and founding Director Andrew Finegold—in what would have been a fitting celebration of five successful seasons—the PCSNY continues to thrive, thanks in no small part to you, our devoted members. The Board of Directors has been working to ensure the continuation of our lectures in the 2020–2021 season, and we are hopeful about the opportunities that lie ahead of us.

While it will not be possible to hold in-person lectures this fall, we hope to integrate virtual talks during the first half of the academic year; and if conditions allow, we will organize either two or three in-person lectures next spring. This is why your responses are crucial!

I thank you for your sustained commitment to the organization. Your membership is especially important to us this year, and we look forward to launching our annual membership drive in the coming weeks. I ask that you please consider renewing at whatever level feels most comfortable.

With warmest regards,

William T. Gassaway
President and Chairman
Pre-Columbian Society of New York

Contact us at info(at)pcsny(dot)org.