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
Sue Gardner’s new book Pure Necessity: Revolution at Warwick: The life and times of General John Hathorn, his militia, and the community of Warwick, New York in the late 18th Century (2019) is the story of the Revolutionary War as experienced by the citizens of the Town of Warwick in the mid-Hudson Valley, New York.
Using diaries, pension testimony, newspaper accounts, and other primary source material, the unfolding drama of a small community caught up in the fight for survival and freedom during long years of hardship and conflict is revealed. [Read more…] about Revolution at Warwick Links Readers to Sources
The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to host a Dutch Taste & Traditions Day on Sunday, November 24th, from noon to 5 pm. During the 17th century, Dutch settlers to the Hudson River Valley brought Old World traditions and culture with them. [Read more…] about Dutch Taste & Traditions Day In Albany Sunday
Beer historian Craig Gravina is set to speak on the history of beer brewing in New York State on August 27 at 6:30 pm, at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site.
Gravina will talk about the history of the brewing industry in the Hudson Valley and include its close connection with the Mohawk Valley, including the Erie Canal and grain production in the valley and as well as other interesting personalities and events. He will also be signing copies of his book Upper Hudson Valley Beer. [Read more…] about NYS Beer History Program at Schoharie Crossing
Newburgh is the first expansion for Urban Archive outside of New York City. Urban Archive, a technology non-profit, had their start in 2016 working with three institutional partners and only a few hundred archival photographs. [Read more…] about Urban Archive App Adds Newburgh Locations
The new book The Majestic Nature of the North: Thomas Kelah Wharton’s Journeys in Antebellum America through the Hudson River Valley and New England (SUNY Press, 2019), edited by Steven A. Walton and Michael J. Armstrong, is the illustrated nineteenth-century travel diaries of artist, educator, and architect Thomas Kelah Wharton, documenting his trips in the lower Hudson River Valley and New Orleans to Boston and back. [Read more…] about An 1830s Hudson River Valley Travel Diary