The open farm-and-fields landscape in the northern part of Saugerties has been in existence for over two and a half centuries. It looks much as it did when the Palatines — religions refugees from Germany — settled here.
Saturday, Dec. 2: There will be a presentation by Tom Rinaldi and Rob Yasinsac, explorer/author/photographers who together created the book Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape. The pair have focused their research on lesser-known historical sites where, “in spite of their significance, these structures have been allowed to decay, and in some cases, to disappear altogether.”
Sunday, Nov. 19: This salon-style event will feature author and historian Rosemary Nichols and the famed musical duo Jay Ungar & Molly Mason. Well-known for their expert curation of American folk music, Jay and Molly’s music was featured in Ken Burns’ PBS landmark series The Civil War.
Each year, Friends of Historic Kingston’s annual preservation awards serves to showcase an impressive recent restoration project and last Thursday’s event was no exception.
Perhaps it’s time that the adventures of this bold, brave, prodigiously talented Hudson Valley native be rediscovered, in her own words and pictures.
Saturday, Nov. 4: “Everyone knows about the iconic 1969 concert, but there were seven decades of creatives coming together beforehand that laid the groundwork for what Woodstock is today,” says filmmaker Stephen Blauweiss.
Sunday, Nov. 5: “The Right to Vote: 100th Anniversary Commemoration” exhibition opens with lecture by Charles Ford. The Museum was founded by locals interested in preserving the history of the communities taken by the building of the reservoirs.
Kingston filmmaker and videographer Stephen Blauweiss tells the story of a small-town comeback.
From the mid-1840s to about 1920, the shores of this island in Tivoli Bays served as the unlikely setting for a collection of Mayan sculptures brought more than 1,700 miles north from their points of origin. Back then, canoe excursions by moonlight were the height of dramatic entertainment. Explorers were folk heroes and on a steamy August night, it would have been easy to imagine you were moving up a previously uncharted river, with natives gazing out from the darkness.
Saturday, Nov. 4: “Extracting the Truth from the Trade: The Delano Family at Home and in China” will explore the Delano family and their rise to fame and fortune as the result of their involvement in the opium trade in China – a fortune that eventually trickled down to America’s 32nd president.