History Room

Local History Speaker Series Kicks Off With World History Perspective

Thank you to Dr. Thomas Mounkhall and the many community members who joined us on Sunday, March 30 for the inaugural presentation of the Hudson Area Library History Room Committee’s Local History Speaker Series. Mounkhall shared a thought-provoking presentation linking important regional historical events with significant developments in World History. The History Room Committee’s Local …

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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 …

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Black History Beyond Bars: Community Readings and Conversation

 Marking Black History Month 2014, The Prison Public Memory Project and Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center are sponsoring community readings and conversation in partnership with the Hudson Area Library and Rev Coffeehouse. Members of the community are invited to hear, read (out loud) and join in discussing short historical texts about fascinating characters and events …

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Guest Speaker, A. DeForest to discuss “Collecting Rare Books, Prints and Manuscripts” on Saturday, October 26th

Please join the Hudson Area Library on Saturday, October 26th at 1:00pm in the History Room for a presentation with rare book collector A. DeForest. Sponsored by the Hudson Area Library History Room Committee, the realm of collecting rare and historic books, manuscripts, and maps will be discussed in this fascinating presentation. Hear DeForest’s views of …

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Community Stories: Free Oral History Workshops Wednesdays July 31 and August 7 from 5:30-8:30pm

In this two-part workshop, community members will learn how to preserve community stories through oral history recording. Led by Oral History Summer School Founder/Director, Suzanne Snider, the two workshop sessions will be held on Wednesdays, July 31 and August 7 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Hudson Area Library. This workshop will give residents a chance to …

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“If These Photos Could Talk…” Sharing memories about the prison in Hudson, NY

The Prison Public Memory Project invites you… Sunday, November 18, 2012, 11 am to 5 pm at the Hudson Area Library Community members are invited to bring family photographs and other documents related to the Hudson prison when it was the New York Training School for Girls (1904-1975) or the House of Refuge for Women …

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