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
A discussion about urban renewal in the Hudson Valley and exploring creative ways communities mobilize around contested landscapes has been set for Sunday, April 7th, from 3 to 5 pm, at the Fullerton Center, 297 Grand Street, Newburgh. [Read more…] about Reframing Urban Renewal in Newburgh Sunday
Dutch Heritage World Tours from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in cooperation with many organizations connected In the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys, have released “How Dutch Is New York? – The Hudson Valley Tour”, and “How Dutch Is New York? – The Mohawk Valley Tour”.
With these two new tours the current project consisting of nine bilingual audio tours focused on shared, Dutch-American heritage and history in New York State is completed. [Read more…] about Dutch-American Audio Tour Project Completed
A talk on the book Lost Towns of the Hudson Valley, by authors Wes and Barbara Gottlock, has been set for Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2 pm at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, NY.
Lost Towns of the Hudson Valley is the story of towns located in New York’s Hudson River valley that met their demise almost as quickly as they were established. Roseton, the Ashokan Reservoir towns, Camp Shanks, Shanks Village and Rockland Lake were thriving settlements at one time only to be replaced by the likes of power plants, reservoirs, and housing developments. [Read more…] about Lost Towns of the Hudson Valley Talk
Numerous state and local officials gathered with partners from the business and nonprofit communities of the Hudson Valley for the long-awaited opening of the $5.4 million Ulster Welcome Center at the western gateway to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park on Friday, June 29th.
The Salmagundi Consort is set to present an introduction to popular music of the Hudson Valley in the late 18th century at Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, Orange County, NY, on Sunday, June 3 at 2 pm.
Gene Tozzi (hammer dulcimore), Jane Barsumian (violin) and Sona Hairabedian (cello) combine music with reenactment, interspersing their concert with accounts of musical performance of the period. [Read more…] about An Afternoon of ‘Revolutionary Tunes’ in Warwick
A conference on Black History in the Hudson Valley has been set for Saturday, July 14th, from 9 am to 5:30 pm, in Kingston.
Hosted by the Hudson River Maritime Museum and The Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center, the focus of this conference is the history of Black and African-American residents in the Hudson Valley, including communities and work along the canals and tributaries of the Hudson River. [Read more…] about Black History in the Hudson Valley Conference Planned
Teaching Hudson Valley (THV) has announced the winners of this school year’s “Writing About Place” contest.
Winners and their classes will receive trips to the places they wrote about. THV will share students’ poems and essays in the coming weeks on the THV blog. [Read more…] about Dutchess, Orange Co Students Win Writing Contest
Hudson Valley Magazine, part of Today Media, has announced the appointment of Dan Burnside as Publisher. Hudson Valley Magazine celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2017.
Burnside joins Hudson Valley Magazine from The Blue Book Building and Construction Network. As the publisher of Hudson Valley Magazine he will oversee the sales and marketing teams. [Read more…] about Hudson Valley Magazine Names New Publisher
This past year marked the 100th anniversary of America’s entrance into World War I, on April 6, 1917. What was hoped to be the “war to end all wars” turned out to be nothing of the sort, and stands instead as one of the great disasters of the 20th century, remembered mostly for the senseless and utter wasting of millions of young lives and the high idealism of those so wasted.
Prominent families in the Hudson Valley were not spared. Before the days of college deferments, smoking but not inhaling, and that sanctuary known as the Texas Air National Guard, the sons and daughters of elite families didn’t just talk the talk but actually walked the walk of service to higher ideals by responding to the twin calls of patriotism and the fight against tyranny. Sons drove ambulances, fought with the French, and, when the time came, enlisted in our own armed forces. Daughters went to France to act as nurses or work in relief organizations. Being away from the fighting, the daughters returned. But not all the sons. [Read more…] about Some Hudson Valley Casualties of World War One