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Learn about Kinderhook’s first settlers in an informative talk while walking with an expert around the historic Village of Kinderhook. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, it’s estimated that the Native American population in Columbia County might have been as … Continue reading
The Lebanon Valley Historical Society has a “history mystery” that they would like our help with. The society is trying to determine where the house in the picture below is located. Apparently the house was shown on a couple of … Continue reading
While we are all eagerly looking forward to spring, there are still two more winter tours scheduled at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. These tours, give visitors a sneak preview into the behind-the-scenes installation of the Parlors Project, which … Continue reading
Authors Susan Stessin-Cohn and Ashley Hurlburt-Biagini will read from, and discuss their book, “In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley, 1735-1831,” at the Chatham Bookstore on Sunday. The reading will be followed by a conversation with … Continue reading
Local History Talk: The Proprietors and their Lasting Influence on the City of Hudson by Carl G. Whitbeck, Jr.
The Hudson Area Library History Room, as part of its Local History Speaker Series, presents The Proprietors and their Lasting Influence on the City of Hudson by Carl G. Whitbeck, Jr. Mr. Whitbeck, a local resident whose family has deep … Continue reading
This week is the last chance to check out the exhibition, “Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House,” at Olana. The 1886 Plan of Olana is highly accurate, however, the plans contain a mysterious structure labeled “Summer House”. According the … Continue reading
Commemorate The 100th Anniversary of the New Lebanon Library this Saturday, April 21, 2012! Jesse Torrey founded the first free public library in New Lebanon in 1804. That institution was the progenitor of the New Lebanon Library. Art Robinson, from Hamlin, NY, is Torrey’s … Continue reading