The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to welcome Peter Jung to the library on Thursday, March 5th at 5:30pm as a guest speaker in the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker Series. Jung will offer a fascinating presentation discussing the Art of the Hudson River School (1825-1875). Images and paintings will also be shown, along with details of the artists’ lives and their circumstances. A question and answer period will follow, accompanied by light refreshments.
Hailing from Minnesota, Jung has been a resident of the Hudson Valley for 35 years. He began his career as a dealer of vintage violins but decided to change course and become involved with paintings after a visit to the National Gallery in Washington D.C. Mr. Jung has served on the Boards of Olana State Historic Site and the Hudson Opera House. He is a past President of the Friends of Hudson and is currently the proprietor of Peter Jung Fine Art Gallery at 512 Warren Street in Hudson.
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.