Hudson Valley and The Valley Table, part of the Today Media publishing company, has announced the appointment of Linda Fears as Editor in Chief for both publications. One of the region’s leading lifestyle publications, Hudson Valley celebrated its 49th anniversary this year. The Valley Table recently joined the Today Media lineup of publications. [Read more…] about Linda Fears Named Hudson Valley Mag Editor in Chief
Eleanor Charwat’s short book Prohibition in the Hudson Valley, Along the Bootleg Trail (self published, 2017) looks back at the prominent role the Hudson Valley played in bootlegging during the Prohibition Era.
Local producers, distributors and sellers of illegal liquor were overshadowed and sometimes terrorized by New York City gangsters like Dutch Schultz, Legs Diamond and Salvatore Maranzano who came to the Hudson Valley to make money and escape federal surveillance. [Read more…] about A Short Book On Prohibition in the Hudson Valley
Wackman founded one of the first repair cafes in the United States, in New Paltz, NY and went on to support and coordinate the creation of numerous repair cafes in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Capital District. [Read more…] about Remembering Hudson Valley Repair Café Founder John Wackman
The Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site has announced they are seeking nominations for their 2021 Martha Washington Woman of History Award. This award is given to a woman who has distinguished herself in the field of Hudson Valley history. [Read more…] about Woman Of History Award Nominations Sought
The 2020 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week has been set for November 9th through 22nd.
Local restaurants spanning more than 115 miles in eight counties including Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester will offer specially priced pre-fixed lunch ($25.95) and dinner ($35.95) menus throughout the two-week event. Restaurants will be offering pre-fixed menus and their restaurant menus for both dine-in or take-out meals. [Read more…] about Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Set For November
The Time and the Valleys Museum has announced a virtual program: The Great Covered Bridges of the Mid-Hudson Region, with Ron Knapp, co-author of American Covered Bridges: Practical Crossings – Nostalgic Icons, set for Sunday, June 7, at 2 pm. [Read more…] about Mid-Hudson Covered Bridges Virtual Program
The Albert Wisner Library in Warwick, Orange County, is set to host researcher Marisa Hayes, who will share her studies of headstone design in the Hudson Valley’s oldest cemeteries.
Her talk will focus on styles from the colonial period through the Civil War and participants will discover how decorations and motifs reflect the social identities and views of death held by people of the region. [Read more…] about Grave Encounters: Hudson Valley Headstone Design
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
In honor of Women’s History Month, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, is set to hold its annual program, The General’s Lady, Sunday, March 22nd. [Read more…] about Postponed: Washington’s HQ Honoring Women With Special Program
Historian and preservationist Ruth Piwonka is this year’s recipient of the Martha Washington Woman of History Award. This award is given by Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site each year to a woman who has made a contribution to the history of the Hudson Valley through education, promotion, or preservation. The honor was inspired by Martha Washington, who resided in the Hudson Valley with her husband, General George Washington, during the last days of the Revolutionary War. [Read more…] about Kinderhook Historian Named 2020 Woman of History
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. [Read more…] about Boosting Hudson Valley Dutch Heritage Tourism