The new book The Majestic Nature of the North: Thomas Kelah Wharton’s Journeys in Antebellum America through the Hudson River Valley and New England (SUNY Press, 2019), edited by Steven A. Walton and Michael J. Armstrong, is the illustrated nineteenth-century travel diaries of artist, educator, and architect Thomas Kelah Wharton, documenting his trips in the lower Hudson River Valley and New Orleans to Boston and back. [Read more…] about An 1830s Hudson River Valley Travel Diary
Wednesday, May 1st marked the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of USS Slater. Commissioning is the ceremony by which a ship is placed in active duty with its country’s military forces. [Read more…] about USS Slater Commissioned 75 Years Ago
From April to June of this year, the New Netherland Institute will present the 2019 Peter Gansevoort Ten Eyck Lecture Series, which will comprise 10 lectures on various aspects of New Netherland, each at a different venue from New York City to the Capital Region.
The first in the series will be a talk by Russell Shorto at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, on April 16. [Read more…] about New Netherland Institute Announces 2019 Lecture Series
The Friends of Historic Kingston is set to hold its annual meeting on Sunday, April 28th at 2 pm in the Bethany Hall, Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston. Use side entrance on Wall Street.
President of the Board, Jack Braunlein, will give the annual report of the organization, followed by the keynote address. The featured guest speaker is Susan Stessin-Cohn, Town Historian of New Paltz who will be speaking on her newest research and publication, In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley: 1735-1831. [Read more…] about Hudson River Slavery Focus of Historic Kingston Event
USS Slater is scheduled to open to the public on Wednesday, April 3rd at 10 am. This year will mark the ship’s 22nd season on the Hudson River in Albany, New York.
There have been tremendous changes to the ship since she first arrived, and the USS Slater is considered among the best restored and most historically accurate ships remaining from the Second World War. [Read more…] about USS Slater Opens April 3rd in Albany
The new book The Majestic Nature of the North: Thomas Kelah Wharton’s Journeys in Antebellum America through the Hudson River Valley and New England (SUNY Press, 2019), edited by Steven A. Walton and Michael J. Armstrong, features the travel diaries of nineteenth-century artist, educator, and architect Thomas Kelah Wharton, documenting his trips in the lower Hudson River Valley and New Orleans to Boston and back. [Read more…] about 19th Century Hudson River, New England Travel Diaries Published
U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Master Capt. Stanley Wilcox is set to speak in a program entitled “Tales of the Majestic Hudson: Rare and Little Known Stories of the Hudson River Valley” in Kinderhook, Columbia County, NY.
The Hudson River Valley begins above Albany and winds south for 150 miles to the New York Harbor, where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Native Americans, Dutch settlers, British forces, and American revolutionaries all left footprints, stories, and legends in the Hudson Valley. [Read more…] about Hudson River Capt Telling History Stories in Kinderhook
Historic Huguenot Street is set to host four seasonal nature walks in 2019 at the Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary and the Mohonk Preserve led by ethno ecologist and founder of Wild Hudson Valley Justin Wexler, who specializes in folklore and land use among the native people of the Hudson Valley, thanks to a gift from the Thomas and Corinne Nyquist Foundation. [Read more…] about Historic Huguenot St Planning Seasonal Nature Walks
Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) has announced their 2019 Cabin Fever Sunday Series, featuring seven events that look deeper into Adirondack history and culture.
The first event, Tahawus: Birth of a Hamlet and a Club, is set for January 13, at 1:30 pm. [Read more…] about Tahawus Talk Begins ADKX Cabin Fever Sunday Series
Jay Heritage Center has announced an exhibit by Robert Gambee, “Manhattan Seascapes,” at their 1907 Carriage House on Saturday, December 15 thru Sunday, December 16, from 2 to 5 pm.
A Champagne Reception, Book Signing and Prints Sale will take place from 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, December 15. The exhibit will also be open for viewing and print purchases on Sunday. Exhibit is free and open to the public. [Read more…] about 1970s Photos of New York Seascapes Exhibit, Reception at Jay Heritage