First launched in summer of 2020 in response to COVID-19 safety precautions, the road trips highlight a wide range of historic themes and sites throughout Columbia County.
The first itinerary of the 2021 season is ‘Lights, Camera, Road Trip,’ which explores historic movie moments in Columbia County. Stops include the 1737 Luykas Van Alen House (a filming location of Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence); the Elizaville Diner and West Taghkanic Diner (where Jim Jarmusch filmed The Dead Don’t Die); as well as multiple stops in Hudson, Claverack, Chatham and New Lebanon.
The 2021 road trips debut with two options for users: an interactive, map-based platform that can be viewed on desktop or mobile browsers, and downloadable itineraries which users can print and bring with them on the road.
In addition to ‘Lights, Camera, Road Trip,’ users can also explore the seven existing itineraries published by CCHS in 2020: ‘Legends & Folklore;’ ‘Sacred Spaces’ Part I and II; ‘Artifacts of Industry;’ ‘Patriots & Patroons: Politics in Columbia County;’ ‘Good Apples;’ and ‘Schoolhouse Stories.’
The itineraries can be viewed and downloaded on the Columbia County Historical Society website. For further information contact Carrie Rodgers at Communications@cchsny.org.
Photo of 1737 Luykas Van Alen House provided.