History Room

Photos of the Green family. J.R. Green is wearing his WWI uniform. The other photos are his wife Ruth Green and their three children. Photo found in trunk at 433 State Street, Hudson, NY. Image from Hudson Area Library’s BLACC Oral History Project Collection.

History of the Black Community in Hudson: A Discussion of the Black Legacy Association of Columbia County (BLACC) Oral History Project

Join Library Director Emily Chameides, Senior Policy Advisor of Hudson Catskill Housing Coalition Quintin Cross, and founder/executive director of Black Entrepreneur Market, Tiffany Garriga, for an evening celebrating the launch of the website dedicated to the Black Legacy Association of Columbia County (BLACC) Oral History Project Collection. This collection of local oral histories, images, and …

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Watch Jewish Commercial and Communal Activities in Colonial New York on YouTube

Local History Talk: Jewish Commercial and Communal Activities in Colonial New York by Noah GelfandWatch this video on YouTube Watch To Trade, Traffique, Buy & Sell as the Rest of the Inhabitants’: Jewish commercial and Communal Activities in Colonial New York by Dr. Noah Gelfand, the fourth installment of a series of virtual local history …

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Kelley Drahushuk at the Cedar Park Cemetary

Tales from Hudson’s Crypts: The Tour

Program Description: Kelley Drahushuk leads her annual tour of Cedar Park Cemetery for the 5th year- join us for 2021’s Tales from Hudson’s Crypts: The Tour.  Date/Time: Sunday, October 24, 12-1:30pm (RAIN DATE: Saturday, October 30, 12-1:30pm). Registration: Email brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x106. Participation is limited to 18 participants and is on a first …

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Tony Kieraldo’s “Hudson Ragtime Piano Suite” Album Launch

Program Description: Hudson Hall, in partnership with the Hudson Area Library, presents the launch of international recording artist, pianist, musical director, and composer Tony Kieraldo’s new album, Hudson Ragtime Piano Suite with a concert in Hudson Hall’s historic 1855 theater. Peppered with fascinating, personal, and oftentimes hilarious stories from residents and historians, Kieraldo takes us …

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Portrait of Moses Levy

Leisler Institute Talk: Jewish Commercial Activities in Colonial New York

Program Description: The library and the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History present To Trade, Traffique, Buy & Sell as the Rest of the Inhabitants’: Jewish Commercial and Communal Activities in Colonial New York, a talk by Noah Gelfand. The talk explores the economic and religious endeavors of New York’s …

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