The Hudson Area Library and the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History invite the public to the opening reception of their exhibition ‘The History of the Census in Hudson’ on Thursday, February 6.
Since ancient times, societies have kept counts of their population for various purposes. This exhibit examines the United States federal censuses that have been taken since 1790, the New York State censuses taken since 1825, colonial censuses that precede the American revolution, and the upcoming 2020 federal census. Focusing on Hudson from its founding and even earlier times, and includes original 1845 census books for the City of Hudson, displayed alongside maps, documents and images that illuminate the area’s growth and history. Additional information, regarding the 2020 census and its importance to Hudson and its inhabitants will also be on view.
The exhibition was developed in collaboration with the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History, an independent, not-for-profit study and research center devoted to collecting, preserving, and disseminating information relating to colonial New York under English rule. In the years spanning 1664 to 1773, New York province’s diverse European settlements and Native American and African populations fused into a cosmopolitan colonial territory with ties throughout the Atlantic World. The Institute is unique in focusing on this under examined 109-year period in American history.
DATE/TIME: Thursday, February 6, 2020 / 6pm – 7:30pm
Exhibit on display February 6 to March 31
Registration required and on a first come, first serve basis.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org, Or call 518-828-1792. Registration forms are also available at the circulation desk in the library.
LOCATION: Hudson Area Library, Community Room
51 N 5th Street
Hudson NY 12534