The Museum Association of New York has announced Creating a Dutch Colonial Heritage Hudson Valley Tourism Experience with Russell Shorto, a program set for Tuesday, March 31 at 1 pm.
Russell Shorto’s June 2019 NY Times article “In the Hudson Valley: A Drive Back in Time” renewed public tourism interest in Dutch colonial history. New York’s Dutch roots give the state’s history a unique grounding, and they offer historic sites an opportunity with great potential for tourism and economic development.
Shorto will be joined by tourism industry partners who will brainstorm ideas on how historic sites in New York’s Hudson Valley can create new tourism experiences centered around Dutch Colonial history.
This program is free but space is limited and registration is required. This event will be held at the Albany Institute of History & Art, located at 125 Washington Ave, Albany.
Photo of The falls near Kinderhook, NY, in the Hudson Valley, provided by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times.