History Room

Our Winter Walk windows win a prize!

We are participating at two locations for Hudson Hall’s Winter Walk: The Hudson Safe Edition, running from December 5-24. At 417-419 Warren Street, passersby will delight in the wintry and holiday images from Hudson’s history, along with the holiday magic of a running train set and trolley. And, in 7th Street Park/Public Square at Park …

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The Stockbridge-Munsee – Not the Last of the Mohicans: a Virtual History Talk

Program Description: Join us for a talk on the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, an integrated society with indigenous families and European immigrants. Heather Bruegl, director of community affairs for the Stockbridge Munsee Community and member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, speaks on this vibrant community. Attendees also learn about the people who inhabited the …

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Dance to the 80s on Zoom

Program Description: The library and the City of Hudson Senior Center are excited to present a series of dance classes focused on dances of the 1980s with Andrew Loren Resto. Time/Date: The program meets virtually via Zoom Wednesdays, 11am-12pm and Fridays, 5-6pm, September 23 – November 6. Registration: Email programs@hudsonarealibrary or call 518.828.1792 x101 to …

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History Room on Zoom: History of the US Census and 2020 Census with the Jacob Leisler Institute

In this episode of The History Room on Zoom, Gary interviews David Voorhees of the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early NY History and Tina Lesem, who works at the Hudson Area Library and the Jacob Leisler Institute, on the history of the US Census and the importance of completing the 2020 Census. …

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Virtual Local History Talk on the Purchase of Manhattan

Program Description: The library and the Jacob Leisler Institute present: “Imagination Aided by the Painter’s Brush”: The Creation of the Purchase of Manhattan, 1844–1909 by Stephen McErleane. Date/Time: Thursday, October 22, 6-7:30pm. Registration: To register and receive the Zoom link email brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101. A question and answer period will follow the talk.