Visit the Hudson Area Library for a Special One-Day Sale of Hudson’s History then
visit the Library’s Holiday Window Display at Winter Walk 25th Anniversary!
On Saturday, December 4th before Hudson’s Winter Walk festivities begin, the library will
have a special one-day sale, Give the Gift of Hudson’s History, in the community room of the
library at 51 North 5th Street. After purchasing unique items for your holiday shopping at the
library head out to Warren Street, 5-8pm, as Winter Walk returns to its street festival format to
celebrate 25 years as Hudson’s favorite winter celebration. And make sure you visit the Hudson
Area Library’s homage to Hudson’s fascinating history at 441 Warren Street, which includes
Bob Rasner’s vintage trains set in an historic setting of Warren Street buildings.
441 Warren Street happens to be the former home of Rowles Studio, which preserved negatives
from various photographic studios in the building from the 1860s into the 1980s that capture
Hudson throughout these years. The window at 441 Warren Street will feature images from
Rowles as well as historic postcard and map collections.
“The library is pleased to participate in Winter Walk for the fourth year. We are proud and happy
to share some of our History Room resources with Warren Street visitors this holiday season”,
stated Emily Chameides, library director, “We congratulate Hudson Hall on its 25th Anniversary
of this marvelous community event!”
The sale at the library includes archival quality copies of historic maps, aeroviews, and posters of
Hudson from 1871 – 1923; sets of night-scene and Warren Street postcards; a set of note cards of
prominent buildings from an 1871 map of Hudson; and tote bags and tea towels with a line
drawing of the historic Armory by local artist and musician Tony Kieraldo. To view these items,
visit the new History Room website, historyroom.hudsonarealibrary.org, and click on “Shop”. In
addition to items in the online shop, there will be unique gifts including one of a kind framed
photographs and antique books on the history of Hudson.
All proceeds benefit the Hudson Area Library’s History Room. Consider giving the Gift of
Hudson’s History this holiday season! Your friends and family will receive unique items and you
will be funding the work of preserving and making accessible to the public the history of the
The History Room has made a priority of digitizing images, video, and audio – including oral
histories – archiving historic collections and making them accessible to the public. Current
projects include developing online websites for the Black Legacy Association of Columbia
County and HAL Oral History Projects, digitizing all City of Hudson directories from 1851 –
1940, and archiving the Arthur Koweek Urban Renewal Papers.
The Hudson Area Library has a dedicated History Room whose primary mission is to acquire,
preserve, and make accessible the history of the library’s service area, which includes Hudson,
Greenport and Stockport. These holdings are maintained, preserved, and protected in a secure,
conservation-quality repository that is open to the public by appointment only at this time, due to
concern for the health and safety of library patrons. For an appointment contact Brenda Shufelt
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 518-828-1792 x106. Online research
requests for information on local history are available on the History Room website. This is a
free service to the public.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, December 4, 2021 / 3 – 5pm
LOCATION: The Hudson Area Library
51 North Fifth St.,
Hudson, NY 12534
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