The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to welcome Arthur Smith to the library on Saturday, February 7th at 3:00pm as a guest speaker in the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker Series. Smith will offer a presentation discussing the History of the Hudson Masonic Lodge. There will also be a question and answer period afterward, followed by light refreshments.
Smith was born in Hudson and graduated from Hudson High School. While home on leave from the Navy, he became a Mason and was active in the lodge as an officer in 1954 and advanced through the chairs until becoming master of the lodge in 1960. Smith has served as master five more times throughout the years and in 1986, he was appointed District Deputy Grand Master. Currently, Smith is serving as a trustee of the lodge. This year he will celebrate 62 years of continuous membership.
The presentation will be held on the first floor of the Hudson Area Library, with wheelchair access on the northeast side of the building. Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Light refreshments will be served.
The History Room Committee’s Local History Speaker Series offers monthly talks on diverse topics related to the history of Hudson, Greenport, Stockport, and Columbia County. The Hudson Area Library’s History Room houses a special collection that pertains to the history of the City of Hudson, as well as Columbia County and New York State. The History Room is open Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, Saturdays from 10am-12pm, and by appointment. The Hudson Area Library is located at 400 State St. in Hudson, NY. The mission of the Hudson Area Library is to enrich the quality of life in the chartered service area by providing educational, recreational, aesthetic, cultural and informational programs, services, and materials to all our citizens. For more information: hudsonarealibrary.org or call (518) 828-1792.