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Purchase of Manhattan Island from the Indians by the Dutch in 1626, William Ranney 1853
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, a lecture by Stephen McErleane, Director of the New Netherland Institute.
Date/Time: This program will be rescheduled. The new date and time will be announced on the library website.
Audience/Registration: Free and open to the public. The library’s Community Room is wheelchair accessible. No registration required. Continue reading
Program Description: Author and historian, Dr. Christopher Leahy, will deliver an overview of the historical significance of impeachment in the United States – its historical basis, constitutional significance, and the impeachment process. Additionally, Dr. Leahy will share details from his forthcoming book – President Without a Party: The Life of John Tyler – on the 10th US President John Tyler who, in a little-known episode of our history, was the first American president to contend with the threat of impeachment. The lecture will be followed by Q&A and light refreshments. This lecture is offered in collaboration with the Columbia County Historical Society.
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, February 1, 4pm in the Hudson Area Library Community Room
Registration: Advance tickets are available for $15 on the CCHS website. Tickets will be available at the door on a first come first serve basis ($15 for CCHS members and HAL cardholders, $20 for non-members).
TODAY! Saturday January 31, 2015, 3-5pm @ 360 Warren Street
Want to grow your best vegetable and herb garden ever? It all starts with seeds and choosing the right varieties from sources that match your garden conditions. Join garden expert Margaret Roach, originator of the oft-praised website A Way to Garden (awaytogarden.com), on Saturday, January 31 from 3-5pm at the Gallery Space at Solaris/Camphill Hudson, 360 Warren Street, Hudson, NY. Let her demystify the politics and the practical “ahas” to get you growing with confidence! Bring your questions and go home with empowering handouts including a seed-starting calendar and succession-sowing schedules. Garden resources including Turtle Tree Seeds and Hudson Valley Seed Library will be on hand to entice you with their offerings. This event is a benefit for the Campaign for the Hudson Area Library.
Tickets are $25. To reserve your ticket, select Add to Cart below and make your payment through PayPal. Tickets may also be reserved in the office at the Hudson Area Library (check or cash).
Floating palaces. That’s what they were called. They were modern, elegant, and F-A-S-T. For almost a quarter of a century, there were more than 100 steamboats traveling up and down the Hudson River. Commercial steamboat travel was instrumental in establishing the wealth and power of riverfront communities. And steamboat captains were the lords of their domain – often praised for their courteousness and quick response to emergencies.
Come hear Peter Stott, preservation planner at the Massachusetts Historical Commission and author of Looking for Work, in an illustrated talk on this alluring and romantic mode of travel. The talk will focus on steamboats and their captains during the heyday of river travel – 1824–1839. Refreshments included.
The talk with be held on Saturday, October 25 from 4pm-6pm at TK Home and Garden, 441 Warren St., 2nd Floor. Tickets are $20 per person and may be reserved at the Hudson Area Library office or online (see instructions below). All proceeds benefit the Campaign for the Hudson Area Library.
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Join us for a discussion facilitated by the Prison Public Memory Project and the Hudson Area Library, titled “Black Child Saving Along the Hudson: The New York Movement, 1930-1980.” This lecture will be led by Geoff Ward, the author of The Black Child Savers: Racial Democracy and Juvenile Justice and Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California. He will discuss how the movement against Jim Crow juvenile justice took shape in New York State, with a special focus on “black child savers” and their work up and down the Hudson in remaking predominately white juvenile justice systems. This event will take place at Hudson Area Library on Thursday, August 8th from 7:00-8:30pm. It will be open to the public and free of charge, and will be followed by an audience discussion with Dr. Ward. A limited number of signed copies of Dr. Ward’s book will be on sale at the event. For more information on the Prison Public Memory Project, visit the Prison Public Memory Project website.