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Hudson Valley Women’s History Research Fellows Sought

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historic hudson valleyThe Women’s History Institute of Historic Hudson Valley has announced they are now offering Summer Research Fellowships to support college and graduate students engaged in scholarly research connected to the women who shaped the culture and chronicle of the Hudson River Valley.

Fellowship stipends are $3,000 for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of three months’ duration. Applications are invited for residence between June 1, 2018 – October 1, 2018. The deadline for application is April 15, 2018 and applicants will be notified of results before May 15, 2018. Continue reading

Whither Tourism? The Problems of ‘Path Through History’

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PathThroughHistoryHistoric Hudson Valley announced that it is removing the animals from Philipsburg Manor for a cost savings of $200,000/year. The organization manages several sites including Kykuit and Sunnyside in Westchester County. Two oxen, 18 sheep and lambs, and chickens have been relocated to farm sanctuaries.  In addition, 13 people were let go earlier this year including the site manger of Sunnyside.

Philipsburg Manor and Sunnyside were two of the sites singled out in the August, 2012, Path through History kickoff program as primary tourist destinations in the Lower Hudson Region. I had heard about the departure of the animals through the grapevine. Continue reading