The Hudson Area Library and the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History have announced “The Mohicans’ Incorporation into the Iroquois League, 1671-1675,” a virtual lecture with Dr. Evan Haefeli set for Thursday, June 24th. [Read more…] about Mohicans’ Incorporation into the Iroquois League, 1671-1675
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The fishing shacks at the end of Dock Street in the North Bay area of Hudson, NY, (just past the Kite’s Nest River City Garden) are part of a 14.4 acre parcel that was purchased originally in the 1600s by a German immigrant from Indigenous people. There have been businesses on the land including gristmills, slaughterhouses and tanneries.
The first Shantytown shacks were constructed in the 1880s and through the middle of the next century they functioned as sites for shad, sturgeon, and herring fishing. Active use of Shantytown continued into the 21st century until the city decreed that the shacks could no longer be used. A project to demolish most of the shacks and restore a few is part of the city’s 2017 NYS Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant. [Read more…] about Fishing History: A Hudson River Shantytown
The Underground Railroad, often characterized by tunnels, dark of night escapes, coded language and secret hiding places, was far more extensive and complex than these ideas have led us to believe.
In the midst of significant pro-slavery sentiment, New York State was home to many abolitionists working to end the institution of enslavement in our state and nation and it was visited by many who had escaped enslavement and sought a life of freedom. [Read more…] about A Capitol Region Underground Railroad Virtual Talk