Tag: History Tour

Hudson Area Library Presents Tales from Hudson’s Crypts: Tour w/ Kelley Drahushuk, Oct 23

The Hudson Area Library presents the fifth anniversary tour of Cedar Park Cemetery, Tales from
Hudson’s Crypts: The Tour on Sunday, October 23.

Kelley Drahushuk’s talk at the library, Raising the Dead: Tales from Hudson’s Crypts, was so
popular that this tour was created and it has become an annual event. Kelley once again acts as tour
guide.

Long-touted as “a virtual treasure trove for historians and enthusiasts of American funerary art”,
the Hudson Cemetery includes over 10,000 grave sites for a wide range of interesting and
notable individuals, including the Proprietors and their ancestors, war heroes, famous artists,
paragons of industry, disaster survivors and much more. Learn about the history of the original
cemetery, more recent history and discoveries as well as its current layout.

Kelley Drahushuk is a long-time resident of Hudson, NY with family history in the city dating
back to the 1800s. She, along with her husband Alan, own The Spotty Dog Books and Ale, now
in its 17 th year of operation on Hudson’s Warren Street in the former CH Evans Hook & Ladder
building. She has served on the board of the Hudson Area Library and continues as a member of
the History Room Committee. She earned a BS from Rochester Institute of Technology in
Industrial Engineering. Two adorable children, a very chill cat, and two bossy guinea pigs keep
her quite busy.

Donations are appreciated but not required and they will support the archiving of the library’s
History Room collection based on the history of Hudson, Greenport and Stockport.

As this is a walking tour, wear appropriate footwear & dress for the weather & conditions. We may encounter uneven ground, semi-steep hills, and mud and will not always be sticking to the paved pathways. Attendees will meet in the cemetery office parking lot promptly at 12pm.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, October 23, 2022 / 12 – 1:30pm
Rain Date: Sunday, October 30 / 12pm

LOCATION: Cedar Park Cemetery
Cemetery Office Parking Lot
20 Columbia Turnpike
Hudson, NY 12534

REGISTRATION: Required and limited to 45 participants
Register by emailing brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org

LOCATION: The Greenport Conservation Area
319 Joslen Blvd,
Hudson, NY 12534

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Historic Hudson: In Person Walking Tour, Aug 22

Big Onion Walking Tours’ Historic Hudson – In Person Tour, takes place on Saturday, August 22. The City of Hudson is much more than a quaint town in the Hudson River Valley. Founded by Quakers in 1785, Hudson quickly grew to a major commercial center and almost became the capital of New York State. Hudson offers the finest “Main Street” in New York and features examples of every architectural style since the late 18th century, including two of the rarest, Adam and Egyptian Revival.

The tour will explore the diverse social history, architecture, and people of this Upstate urban center. Stops could include: Promenade Hill, Nantucket Houses, sites associated with the Underground Railroad, the most notorious Red Light district north of Times Square, and locations associated with Thomas Jefferson, Ma Brown, Charles Dickens, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jack “Legs” Diamond, Ada Louise Huxtable, and Lieutenant William H. Allen, who was killed by pirates.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 22, 2020 / 1pm
Tour is approximately 2 hours long

LOCATION: Hudson, NY
Meet at the gazebo on the corner of Union Street & West Court, in front of Columbia County Courthouse.

TICKETS: $30 ($20 Seniors & Full-Time Students)
Advance reservations required
Visit bigonion.com/tour/historic-hudson

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Dedicated Historic Hudson telephone: (518) 249-5994

 

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Hudson History Bus Tour, Jun 9

Screen Shot 2019-06-02 at 4.11.26 PMJoin Hudson Area Library’s  History Room researcher, John Craig, and Former Mayor, Richard F. Tracy, on the library’s first annual Hudson History Bus Tour and discover the lowdown on the REAL Hudson History.

The tour begins and ends at Hudson Brewing Company, and winds its way through the streets of our beloved city.  Along the way, the bus will stop to discuss historic buildings, people, scandals and moments in history!

The tour is a fundraiser for the History Room and ticket prices will support the preservation, archiving, and digitizing of items in the library’s special collections pertaining to the history of the City of Hudson, Greenport and Stockport.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, June 9, 2019 / 1 – 4pm

LOCATION:
Hudson Brewing Company
99 South 3rd Street
Hudson, NY 12534

ADMISSION:
Tickets – $60.

UPDATE: All seats have been reserved. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for this event or added to an email list to hear about future bus tours, please contact programs@hudsonarealibrary.org.

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