Tag: Hudson Area Library

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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Hudson Area Library, History Room on Zoom

The Hudson Area Library’s Gary Sheffer, Library Trustee and History Room Chair, has started a podcast in which he interviews local history experts and aficionados. In the first episode, Gary interviews Peter Cipkowski, Hillsdale Town Supervisor and former president of the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society.

That video is embedded from YouTube above. If you want to see it on YouTube, please click here. For more interviews, videos, and to learn more about our community’s rich history, please visit the History Room page.

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‘Living Poetry w/ Mahogany L. Browne & Jive Poetic’ at Hudson Area Library, Feb 21

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The Hudson Area Library presents, ‘Living Poetry w/ Mahogany L. Browne & Jive Poetic’
on Friday, February 21st.

Living Poetry at the Library with poets Mahogany L. Browne & Jive Poetic is an evening of poetry, prose, and performance. This annual literary event celebrates and introduces diverse literary artists to community members presenting different literary traditions to the community as an opportunity for cultural exchange and growth. A discussion and reception follows the reading, allowing audience members to share their reactions, and to interact with the poets and each other.

DATE/TIME: Friday, February 21, 2020 / 6pm – 7:30pm

COST/ADMISSION: Free and Open to all

LOCATION: Hudson Area Library
51 N 5th Street
Hudson NY 12534

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Opening Reception: The History of the Census in Hudson at Hudson Area Library, Feb 6

 

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The Hudson Area Library and the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History invite the public to the opening reception of their exhibition ‘The History of the Census in Hudson’ on Thursday, February 6.

Since ancient times, societies have kept counts of their population for various purposes. This exhibit examines the United States federal censuses that have been taken since 1790, the New York State censuses taken since 1825, colonial censuses that precede the American revolution, and the upcoming 2020 federal census. Focusing on Hudson from its founding and even earlier times, and includes original 1845 census books for the City of Hudson, displayed alongside maps, documents and images that illuminate the area’s growth and history. Additional information, regarding the 2020 census and its importance to Hudson and its inhabitants will also be on view.

The exhibition was developed in collaboration with the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History, an independent, not-for-profit study and research center devoted to collecting, preserving, and disseminating information relating to colonial New York under English rule. In the years spanning 1664 to 1773, New York province’s diverse European settlements and Native American and African populations fused into a cosmopolitan colonial territory with ties throughout the Atlantic World. The Institute is unique in focusing on this under examined 109-year period in American history.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, February 6, 2020 /  6pm – 7:30pm
Exhibit on display February 6 to March 31

COST/REGISTRATION: Free
Registration required and on a first come, first serve basis.
To register, email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org, Or call 518-828-1792. Registration forms are also available at the circulation desk in the library.

LOCATION: Hudson Area Library, Community Room
51 N 5th Street
Hudson NY 12534

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Opening Reception for New Photography Exhibit at Hudson Library, Nov 14

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The Hudson Area Library will hold an Opening Reception to launch a new photography exhibit by members of the Columbia County Photo Club. The exhibit, “Through Our Lens” will be on display through December 19th.

This will be the ninth year for the Club’s annual show, which is hosted by the Friends of The Hudson Area Library. It is an exciting show for the members because they not only display their work, but they also are able to help aid the good work of the Friends of the Library by donating thirty percent of the sales to the Friends, who support library programs and collections.

The Opening Reception will include light refreshments.

DATE/TIME:
Reception: Thursday, November 14, 2019 / 6pm – 8pm
Exhibit: November 14 – December 19

COST:
The opening reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

LOCATION:
Hudson Area Library, Community Room
51 N 5th Street
Hudson NY 12534

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