Lady Undressing for a Bath, c. 1730/1740, Attributed to Gerardus Duyckinck, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Program Description: The library and the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History present Coping with Life’s Necessaries by Ian Mumpton. The Schuyler family enjoyed many luxuries as part of their refined lifestyle, but what did their hygiene practices look like? Learn more about the changing practices of this aristocratic, 18th century colonial Dutch family with this Schuyler Mansion program come to Hudson. A question-and-answer period will follow the talk.
Date/Time: Thursday, April 29, 6-7:30pm.
Registration: For Zoom registration link click here or contact Brenda Shufelt at 518-828-1792 x106 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading →
History Room on Zoom: Bitsy Sheffer-Winig and Pat Maloy Talk About The Blue Anchor
In this episode of The History Room on Zoom, Gary interviews Bitsy Sheffer-Winig and Pat Maloy, who talk about The Blue Anchor. If you wish to view the video on YouTube, please click here. For more interviews and videos, and to learn more about our community’s rich history, please visit our History Room page.
Program Description: Join Oral History Summer School and the library for a virtual interactive listening party with conversation celebrating educators as they respond to their extraordinary experiences of teaching in the age of Covid-19.
Date/Time: Thursday, April 8, 7-8:30pm
Registration: For Zoom registration link contact us at 518-828-1792 x106 or email@example.com.
This event was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Accelerating Promising Practice for Small Libraries grant. Continue reading →
Program Description: Join Jeffrey Urbin educator from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library in Hyde Park, NY who will discuss one of the lesser known aspects of the Works Progress Administration, the Federal Art Project. The Federal Art Project helped to ensure that the American creative spirit continued on in writing, visual arts, dance, and performance during the dark days of the Great Depression.
Date/Time: Monday, April 5, 6pm
Registration:Click here to access the meeting (passcode, if needed is FDR).
Offered in collaboration with the Claverack Free Library, Philmont Public Library, and the Roeliff Jansen Community Library. The third in a series of presentations from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library to be held in 2021. Continue reading →
History Room on Zoom: The History of Shantytown aka The Furgary
On Thursday, March 25, 2021 Gary Sheffer, library board of trustees member and History Room Committee chair, interviewed Leo Bower, local resident and historian, on all things Shantytown for this special LIVE History Room on Zoom. Learn about the history of Shantytown/The Furgary from the 1600s to the present day.
Program Description: The library History Room on Zoom is presenting a special LIVE session on The History of Shantytown (aka The Furgary) in Hudson. Gary Sheffer, member of the library Board of Trustees and chair of the History Room Committee, interviews Leo Bower, lifelong local and a resident historian with a special expertise in Hudson’s Shantytown. A question and answer period follows the program.
Local History Talk: People of Courage, People of Hope, Seekers of Justice
On Thursday, February 25, Paul and Mary Liz Stewart of the Underground Railroad Education Center shared their seminal research on the Underground Railroad movement in upstate New York in this virtual talk, People of Courage, People of Hope, Seekers of Justice – The Underground Railroad Revisited.
from The Underground Railroad by William Still, Porter and Coates, 1872
Program Description: Paul and Mary Liz Stewart of the Underground Railroad Education Center share their seminal research on the Underground Railroad movement in upstate New York in this virtual talk titled People of Courage, People of Hope, Seekers of Justice – The Underground Railroad Revisited.