The Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) has announced a new road trip in its ongoing Drive Through History series: “Arts & Letters: A Creative Legacy in Columbia County.”
The road trip tells the stories of artists, writers and other creatives who lived in and immortalized Columbia County with their work, including Frederic Church, Sanford Robinson Gifford, John Ashbery, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Ellsworth Kelly, James Agee, Washington Irving, Samantha Littlefield Huntley, and more
Drive Through History road trips are free, self-guided tours that allow people to explore Columbia County history at their own pace. Downloadable PDFs and digital, map-based itineraries are available on the CCHS website.
The new road trip joins the following lineup of Drive Through History tours:
- Federal Architecture
- Hidden Hamlets
- Dutch & Mohican Heritage Tour
- Lights, Camera, Road Trip!
- Legends & Folklore
- Sacred Spaces Part I and II
- Artifacts of Industry
- Patriots & Patroons: Politics in Columbia County
- Good Apples
- Schoolhouse Stories
For further information, contact Carrie Rodgers at Communications@cchsny.org, or visit the CCHS website.
Photo of art class at Claverack College c. 1870-1890 courtesy CCHS Collection.