Local History in a World History Perspective with Dr. Thomas Mounkhall, Sunday, March 30


The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to welcome Dr. Thomas Mounkhall to the library on Sunday, March 30 at 3pm as the inaugural speaker in the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker Series. Mounkhall will offer an insightful and thought-provoking presentation highlighting the connections between local and world history.

The History Room Committee’s Local History Speaker Series will offer bimonthly talks on diverse topics related to the history of Hudson, Greenport, Stockport, and Columbia County. In the first presentation of the series, Dr. Mounkhall will link important regional historical events with significant contemporary developments in World History, which have had some important influence in the area. In doing so, he will place Hudson’s local history in the broad perspective of World History, linking the city to the Grand Banks, South America, Polynesia, Siberia and Western Europe. 

Dr. Mounkhall has a doctorate in Modern World History from St. John’s University and over thirty years of experience teaching World History in secondary schools. He is a former Adjunct Professor at SUNY New Paltz and has directed institutes in World History for high school teachers around the country. 

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 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.