Program Description: The latest in the Local History Speaker Series – Local News to Local History: Hudson Neighbors with Lance Wheeler – features videographer, newsman, and local resident Lance Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler has been recording news in our local area since the 1960s and this local history talk will be a retrospective of his over 40 year career covering local news.
Date/Time: Thursday, November 1, 6-7:30pm
Come hear his most memorable news stories from the Hudson, Greenport, and Stockport areas. A question and answer period and refreshments follow the talk. Continue reading
Program Description: Wish You Were Here: A Look Back at Life in Hudson Through Vintage Postcards is the library’s first ever History Room collection exhibit; curated by David Murphy of Hudson, former president of the library’s Board of Trustees and a member of its History Room Committee. The opening includes a presentation on the collection, hosted by Gary Sheffer, a native of Hudson. Wine and cheese reception to follow. Note cards and t-shirts will be available for purchase with an image of an iconic historic Hudson postcard.
Date/Time: Thursday, September 6, 6-8pm (Opening Reception); the exhibit will be on display through October 31. Continue reading
The Cottage, in Mt. McGregor (near Saratoga Springs) was the final home of our 18th century President.
Program Description: In conjunction with PS 21’s production of award-winning playwright Elizabeth Diggs’ GRANT & TWAIN, Ms. Diggs discusses the fascinating life of Ulysses Grant and his relationship with Mark Twain.
Date/Time: Thursday, August 23, 6-7:30pm
Suggested Audience: Adults
Oakdale Lake June 1963. Howard Gibson Collection.
Program Description: Friends of Hudson Youth and Friends of Oakdale Lake will throw the first annual Oakdale Lake Picnic open to all of Hudson, ushering in a new era of community use and involvement at Oakdale. There will be free hot dogs with pickles made by Oakdale campers and Hawthorne Valley sauerkraut; Stewart’s ice cream; and a DJ. The Oakdale Picnic offers the first ever viewing of a new exhibit, co-created by the Hudson Area Library, Friends of Hudson Youth and Friends of Oakdale Lake. The exhibit, “Oakdale Past & Future,” includes historic photographs, maps, and memorabilia on Oakdale.
Date/Time: Thursday, August 9, 4-6pm Continue reading
Hudson Area Library Kids in an Historic Tug O’ War!
Program Description: All ages and families are welcome to join us for a tour of & activities at the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. Transportation and lunch will be provided. To sign up email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792 x1010. Meet at the library at 11:30am to join us on this annual free family trip. Rain or shine we will be heading out!
Date/Time: Monday, July 23, 11:30 – 3pm
Program Description: The library’s History Room is pleased to present a special screening & discussion of Odds Against Tomorrow with documentary filmmaker David McDonald. Odds Against Tomorrow is a 1959 film starring Harry Belafonte that was filmed in Hudson and New York City and used many Hudsonians for cast and crew. There will be a preview of McDonald’s trailer for his documentary in progress about the filming of Odds Against Tomorrow and a discussion about the film, followed by the screening.
Date/Time: Thursday, June 28 from 6-8pm.
From Ciancetti/Neefus Photo Collection in Hudson Area Library History Room
Program Description: Commemorate the 241st year since the adoption of the American flag, with presentations about the history and importance of the flag, of Flag Day itself and of our ever popular Hudson Flag Day Parade. There will also be a special American flag cake.
Date/Time: Thursday, June 7 from 6-7:30pm
Suggested Audience: This is a family-friendly event.
Program Description: The Jacob Leisler Institute, in cooperation with the library and the Gotham Center for New York History, presents A Taste of Change: Hand-Written Cookbooks as Documents of Social and Family History by Peter G. Rose.
Date/Time: Thursday, June 21, 6 – 7:30pm
Place: at the library Continue reading