Volunteers are needed to present guided tours of President Roosevelt’s birthplace and home, assist with backing up large tour groups and assisting staff at the information desk at the site’s Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center. Training is provided.
A former corner grocery store in Kingston’s Ponckhockie neighborhood has a new lease on life as a library and community center devoted to African-American history and culture.
The Rondout wouldn’t be nearly the charming place that it is today without the Hudson River Maritime Museum, which organizes exhibits and waterfront festivals and antique boat gatherings all year ‘round.
Though public record is mute, word has come our way that the head of Lincoln was carved by one Ugo Lavaggi, whose grandson, Robert Lavaggi, sells organic vegetables (in season) at the top of Wittenberg hill, and who was more than pleased to speak to us about his grandfather two Sundays ago, on that very snowy Lincoln’s birthday.
The Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains are part of the American imagination, a cauldron for artistic identity and a proving ground for the emergence of personal mechanical mobility. There was Fulton’s steamboat, the early railroads and the earliest tests for automobiles in 1903. And here documented, a 1908 motorcycle endurance run over now familiar roads, but what were once incredibly challenging terrain.
This year’s “Partners in Preservation” were Russo’s Deli and Water Street Market.
The exhibit at the High Falls Emporium Gallery Space is a stroll through industrial archaeology going back to the late 18th century, when the first covered bridge over the Rondout was built.
Baseball was always his game. “You know, I really don’t know why. I just liked the idea of getting outside and smacking a ball around and being around people and having fun with it.”
At the age of 14, Judy was presented as a “wedding gift” from Philip Lefevre to his son.
It’s one of the most enduring and tantalizing local legends you’ll ever wonder about. Was novelist Stephen King inspired to write “The Shining,” one of his most famous horror stories, after visits to Mohonk Mountain House?