Tag: History

The Hudson Area Library Presents ‘Raising the Dead: Tales from Hudson’s Crypts’

LocalHistoryCemetery2020The Hudson Area Library presents ‘Raising the Dead: Tales from Hudson’s Crypts’ with Kelley Drahushuk on Saturday, October 24th at noon. This will be a special, socially-distanced guided tour of Cedar Park Cemetery.

As this is a walking tour, wear appropriate footwear & dress for the weather & conditions. You may encounter uneven ground, semi-steep hills, and mud and will not always be sticking to the paved pathways.

Mask wearing required at all times.

DATES/TIME: Saturday, October 24, 2020 / 12pm1:30pm
(Rain Date: October 25)

LOCATION: Cedar Park Cemetery
20 Columbia Turnpike,
Hudson NY 12534
Meet at the cemetery office parking lot

ADMISSION: Free – Registration required
Participation is limited to 10.
Register by emailing programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or
calling 518-828-1792 x101.

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Columbia County Historical Society Drive Through History

The Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) presents Drive Through History. Get out and explore the historic beauty of Columbia County with new self-guided road trips.

There’s so much fascinating history and heritage around Columbia County, and traces of the past may be found down every state highway and country road. While our museums are temporarily closed, let CCHS be your guide for these scenic road trips to explore everything from local legends to our most significant political, educational and religious sites. CCHS will be unveiling more road trips throughout the summer and fall, so check back here or subscribe to the email newsletter to stay up to date.

Download the maps at https://www.cchsny.org/drive-through-history.html, and be sure to tag @CCHS_NY and use the hashtag #DriveThroughHistory as you make your way around the County!

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Two Virtual Events/Four Libraries: All About The Hudson River

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The Hudson Area Library is joining forces with three other libraries: Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, and Roeliff-Jansen Community Library, to present two programs on our local river: Hudson River Estuary Basics, for adults and Eels! A Hudson River Fish & How We Can Save  Them, a special Story Hour for children, ages 2-7

DATES/TIME:
Hudson River Estuary Basics: Wednesday, September 9, 6-7:30pm
Eels! A Hudson River Fish & How We Can Save Them: Friday, September 11, 10-11am.

REGISTRATION: To register for either or both programs email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101.

In Hudson River Estuary Basics adults can learn about the tides, saltwater and freshwater, and geography of the Hudson River; a tidal river with maritime and river environments that begins in the Adirondacks at Lake Tear of Clouds and eventually drains into the Atlantic Ocean at New York Harbor. There will be a question and answer period after Aidan’s talk. To access this event via Zoom, click here.

As a special Story Hour for the four libraries in Eels! A Hudson River Fish & How We Can Save Them Aidan will discuss the life cycle and migration of eels and how children can be citizen scientists in observing eels and helping their chances of survival in our river. To access this event via Zoom, click here.

Both programs are being conducted by Aiden Mabey, an environmental educator from the Hudson River Estuary Program, a division of the New York State Department of Conservation. Learn more about the Hudson River Estuary Program at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website.

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Friends of Clermont’s History Hour on the Main Porch, Jul 25

Join Friends of Clermont for History Hour on the Main Porch, this Saturday, July 25th at 11am and 1pm. Costumed interpreters will read a selection of picture books, covering the Hudson Valley’s history from colonial times to the early 20th century. Different stories will be read at each story hour.  A wonderful outing for families!  Our youngest visitors are invited to join us in costume. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

PLEASE NOTE: Clermont follows all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Masks and social distancing will be required of all participants until these guidelines are lifted by New York State Parks.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 25, 2020 / 11am & 1pm

LOCATION: Clermont State Historic Site
87 Clermont Ave
Germantown, NY 12526

ADMISSION: Free
Must register in advance on Eventbrite

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Virtual Historic Hudson, Jul 2

 

Take a Tour of Historic Hudson, without leaving your home, this Thursday, July 2.

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.

Big Onion Walking Tours‘ virtual adventure 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 The Jenkins Family, Ma Brown, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jack “Legs” Diamond, Ada Louise Huxtable, and Lieutenant William H. Allen, who was killed by pirates.

 

DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 2, 2020 /  6pm 

COST/REGISTRATION: $15 adults / $10 students, seniors / $30 single-screen household.
Reserve a spot at bigonion.com/tour/virtual-historic-hudson

LOCATION: Your Own Home

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