Tag: History

History Talk at Hudson Area Library: ‘Architectural Roots of New England Houses’, Jun 13

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Photo Credit: Ian Stewart

The Hudson Area Library, in collaboration with the Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History & the Gotham Center for New York City History, presents: A Truly American Form: Anglo Dutch Houses, Their Roots, Form, and Legacy by Ian Stewart. In the former New Netherland a new house form arose in the latter years of the 18th century and became a common sight in New England in the first half of the 19th century.

This talk focuses on the framing of these houses and their various forms, as well as a brief discussion of their English and Dutch predecessors, and the circumstances which may have led to the creation of this hybrid. 

Ian Stewart is owner of New Netherland Timber Framing and Preservation, past president of the Board of Directors of the Preservation Trades Network, and a member of the Timber Framer’s Guild. He received a Master’s degree in Preservation Studies from Boston University’s School of American and New England Studies. His woodworking career began at SUNY New Paltz and, later, as a restoration craftsman at Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York. He is involved in preserving historic traditions in woodworking, timber framing, blacksmithing, and masonry skills. He received the New Netherland Institute’s Alice P. Kenney Award in 2018.

DATE/TIME:
Thursday, June 13, 2019 / 6 – 7:30pm

LOCATION:
Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th St. (at State St.)
Hudson, NY 12534

ADMISSION:
Free. All are welcome.

MORE:
HudsonAreaLibrary.org
facebook.com/HudsonAreaLibraryNY/

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Friends of Clermont Lecture, “Tales of the Majestic Hudson”, Apr 28

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The Friends of Clermont presents the Lecture – “Tales of the Majestic Hudson” with U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Master Capt. Stanley Wilcox.

The Hudson River has been compared to the Rhine in both beauty and in the variety of vistas. Come join us for this special presentation where Capt. Stan will explore some of the often unknown and unique features of the Hudson Valley and uncover a mystery or two. You will find out how a glacier shaped the valley and turned the river into an estuary, the fate of Henry Hudson, the search for Blackbeard’s pirate gold and so much more!

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Capt. Stan has been on the river for over 30 years and holds a Coast Guard Masters License. He serves as Senior Captain on the Spirit of Hudson and is co-author of Capt. Stan’s Hudson River Book. He teaches “Hudson River Boating and Seamanship” at Columbia-Greene Community College each winter and is guest speaker on American Cruise Lines.

Signed copies of Captain Stan’s book will be available after the lecture.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, April 28, 2019 / 2pm – 3:30pm

LOCATION:
Clermont State Historic Site- Clermont Cottage
87 Clermont Avenue
Germantown, NY 12526

TICKETS:
Friends of Clermont Members – free
Non-Members – $10

Purchase Online at www.eventbrite.com

MORE:
FriendsofClermont.org
facebook.com/friendsofclermont
twitter.com/clermontfriends

 

 

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Columbia County Historical Society Lecture, “The Impact of Railroads on the Village of Chatham”, Apr 9

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As the Village of Chatham celebrates its 150th birthday this year, the Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) Volunteers present “The Impact of Railroads on the Village of Chatham,” an illustrated lecture by Chatham Village Historian, Gail Blass Wolczanski on Tuesday.

Join Chatham Village Historian Gail Class Wolczanski in an illustrated lecture on why commerce, industry, and people were drawn to Chatham and its role as a railroad center in the region.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Gail Blass Wolczanski is a native of Chatham who was appointed Chatham Village Historian in 2006 upon retiring from 33 years of teaching. Her 2009 book about the village is titled “Around the Village of Chatham,” which was published as part of the “Images of America” series from Arcadia Publishing. For the past 12 years, Wolczanksi has been President of the Chatham Village Historical Society, whose mission it is to save village history and display it in a 1814 farmhouse for which they are raising money to restore. Wolczanski also works with the school district giving tours and acting as a resource for local history projects, in addition to fulfilling requests across the country for village information. Over a decade, her column “Historical Ramblings” in the Chatham Courier offered glimpses into events and people that made village history.

As the Village of Chatham is celebrating its 150th year, Wolczanski’s latest project is making it a memorable one for the community, who prioritized wanting a commemorative history book to honor its birthday. Wolczanski has worked on a colorful photographic history in the sequence of a walking tour, which has been very well received.

Building on her family history in Chatham with the research garnered from her newspaper columns and both the 2009 and 2019 publications, Wolczanski has considerable knowledge about her hometown that she enjoys sharing with those interested.

CCHS VOLUNTEERS
Prior to the lecture, which is open to the public, the CCHS Volunteers will hold a regular meeting at 6:30pm. Anyone interested in volunteering is welcome to attend the meeting and can check the CCHS Volunteer Lecture webpage – www.cchsny.org/volunteer. New volunteers are always welcome and training is provided. Volunteer opportunities exist in many CCHS operations, including at the c. 1819 James Vanderpoel House, the 1737 Luykas Van Allen House, the c. 1850 Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse, and the CCHS Museum & Library. The volunteers meet on a regular basis to discuss projects and other opportunities to support the organization.

DATE/TIMETuesday, April 9, 2019 / 7pm – 8:30pm

LOCATION:
Van Buren Hall
6 Chatham St.,
Kinderhook, NY 12106

ADMISSION: Free

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Hudson Area Library Local History Talk on Seventeenth Century Colonial America

The Hudson Area Library, in collaboration with the  Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History, Greenport Historical Society & the Gotham Center for New York City History, presents the latest in its Local History talks: ‘Colonial New York’ and the World of Jacob Leisler by L. H. Roper.

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Courtesy of the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library

The talk focuses on seventeenth-century colonial New York and the Hudson River Valley in the context of the larger Atlantic World. On the subject of this talk, Professor Roper stated: “Where does the history of New York fit into the history of colonial America and where does the history of colonial America fit into the history of the wider world? I will discuss the seventeenth-century European colonization of the greater Hudson Valley and what its history suggests about the character of early Americans.” Dr. David Voorhees, director of the Leisler Institute added, “We Americans…aren’t aware that what happened here is part of larger global movements.”

Lou Roper is Professor of History at the Department of History, State University of New York at New Paltz and is Co-General Editor of The Journal of Early American History. His latest books are Advancing Empire: English Interests and Overseas Expansion, 1613-1688 and his collection of essays, The Torrid Zone: Caribbean Colonization and Cultural Interaction in the Long Seventeenth Century. His studies at this time focus on the seventeenth-century slave trades and colonization of the area bounded by the Connecticut River and Chesapeake Bay.

A question and answer period and refreshments will follow the talk. For more information contact the library.

DATE/TIME:
Thursday, March 21, 2019 / 6pm – 7:30pm

LOCATION:
Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th St. (at State St.)
Hudson, NY 12534

ADMISSION:
Free and open to the public.

MORE:
HudsonAreaLibrary.org
facebook.com/HudsonAreaLibraryNY/
email: programs@hudsonarealibrary.org
Tel: 518-828-1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library

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Claverack Library Author Talk: ‘Hudson Valley Murder & Mayhem’, Mar 16

 

This Sunday, the Claverack Free Library is hosting an Author Talk: ‘Hudson Valley Murder & Mayhem’.0-1

Andrew K. F. Amelinckx is an award-winning crime reporter, freelance journalist and visual artist. He has written for a number of national publications including Men’s Journal and Modern Farmer and is the former crime and courts reporter for The Berkshire Eagle newspaper. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

He has published two books, “Gilded Age Murder & Mayhem in the Berkshires, (History Press, 2015) and “Murder & Mayhem in the Hudson Valley,” (History Press, 2017). His latest book dredges up the region’s dark past, from Prohibition-era shootouts to unsolved murders, in eleven heart-pounding true stories.

There will be copies of his book available for sale, and refreshments will be served.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, March 16, 2019: 4pm

LOCATION:
Claverack Free Library
629 State Route 23B
Claverack, NY 12513

 

MORE:
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facebook.com/claveracklibrary

 

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