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.
Thursday, June 13, 2019 / 6 – 7:30pm
Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th St. (at State St.)
Hudson, NY 12534
“Where Have All the Monarchs Gone and What We Can Do About It?” by Maraleen Manos-Jones.
Environmental activist and master gardener Maraleen Manos-Jones is known as the “Butterfly Woman” as she has been raising, tagging, and releasing butterflies for over forty years. She is the author of The Spirit of Butterflies: Myth, Magic & Art, published by Harry Abrams. Manos-Jones was the first non-native woman to find the monarchs’ overwintering habitats in Mexico in 1977 after a two month search in the mountains, and she has returned to Mexico ever since working with the mountain people, helping to plant over six million trees around the monarch sanctuaries. She will share up-to-date information about the challenges the monarchs face and what concerned people living in the United States can do to help protect them.
“Maraleen is a great, impassioned, enthusiastic speaker, with fabulous stories and slides,” says Vivian Wachsberger, co-chair of Hidden Gardens. “The talk will be informative, educational, and entertaining.”
The Columbia County Historical Society presents an illustrated lecture with Dr. James Mundy, the Vassar Museum Director. The lecture is titled, “What Can You Give Me for Seven Dollars?” ~ Building the Founding Collection of Hudson River School Art at Vassar College.
The Vassar College Collections & Hudson River School Paintings (1825-1875) are the theme of this April lecture sponsored by the Columbia County Historical Society.
Dr. James Mundy is a graduate of Vassar College, returned to campus in 1991 to become the first Anne Hendricks Bass Director of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. He earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University and has held teaching positions at Northwestern University and Mount Holyoke College. From 1986-91 he was the chief curator at the Milwaukee Art Museum. He has published and organized exhibitions on many diverse topics from Italian Renaissance art to American art and the history of photography,
Saturday, April 28 2018, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Van Buren Hall
6 Chatham Street,
Kinderhook NY 12106
Tickets will be available at the door: $15 for CCHS members;
$20 for non-members.
Dutch restoration architect, Andre Hoek will speak about the techniques and tools developed in the Netherlands to survey, study, restore, protect and maintain historic buildings and gardens. He will discuss whether these methods can apply to historic buildings, especially those of Dutch origin, in the Hudson Valley.
Mr. Hoek will examine projects large and small, building archeological methods, sustainability, and non-invasive energy saving solutions.
Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 4-6 pm
549 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
Reception to follow the lecture
Advance Tickets $15
At the Door:
$15 Members (CCHS or HH)
$ 20 Non-Members