Mitten Tree Launched & Expanded
As part of its annual “Mitten Tree” appeal, the Hudson River Maritime Museum is accepting donations of NEW winter weather accessories such as warm mittens, gloves, hats and scarves. These will be distributed to local children in need. For the first time, the museum has received an additional special request for donations of new or slightly used fishing poles and reels to benefit residents at a local youth organization. Read more . . .
YouthBoat Funds & Equipment Needed
HRMM Executive Director, Lisa Cline, announces a “pre-launch” fund drive for a new Riverport Wooden Boat School program – Riverport YouthBoat – designed for middle and high school students enrolled in alternative education programs. Read more . . .
Smooth Transition for Maritime Museum
There will be a changing of the guard at the Hudson River Maritime Museum this fall with Russell Lange stepping down from his position of Executive Director. Over the past several years, Lange has guided the Museum, stabilizing and strengthening the organization through a tremendous period of growth. Lange will resume his position on the Board. Read more . . .
HRMM & TMNY Commemorate 9/11
On Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, 2016, the Hudson River Maritime Museum and the Trolley Museum of New York will host a joint commemoration weekend to remember those lost in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Read more...
The Hudson River Sloop
The Hudson River sloop was the main means of transportation on the Hudson River from the early days of Dutch settlement in the 17th century (1600s) until the advent of the steamboat as an affordable alternative in the 1820s. Read more . . .
Wanted: Spooky Stories of the Hudson!
The Hudson River Maritime is soliciting spooky stories, historic or personal, about or on the Hudson River in preparation for its upcoming Halloween event, "Legends of the Hudson River." Read more...
The Hudson River Day Line - 1863-1971
The Hudson River Day Line was the premier steamboat line on the Hudson River from the 1860s through the 1940s, carrying millions of passengers between New York City and Albany with stops at the major towns in between. Read more...
Dock with us!
The 2016 Pilot Log is now available in digital format online! Members can pick up their copies at the museum. Copies will also be available in the museum gift shop throughout the season.
Read it online right now.
Registration deadline Extended to Dec. 9
Building the Sassafras Canoe
JANUARY 20-28. Back by popular demand, this boat-building class constructs the beautiful and lightweight Sassafras canoe. Registration is limited, so sign up today! Register online.
Museum Winter Schedule
DECEMBER 1. HRMM switches to winter hours, Thursdays through Sundays, 11 am to 5 pm starting Thursday, Dec. 1st. HRMM will be closed to the public Mondays through Wednesdays. Check our calendar for holiday closures. In inclement weather, call before planning your visit.
Museum Holiday Shopping Event
DECEMBER 15-18. Have you visited our museum store lately? Come check out our newly remodeled shop with a year-end clearance table, Christmas tree loaded with maritime-themed ornaments, and lots of new gift items. From Thursday, December 15th to Sunday, December 18th HRMM members receive 25% off all regular price items and all shoppers receive a FREE HRMM ornament with any purchase over $5. Not a member? Join today!
Give the gift of experiences.
Check out our full catalog of classes at the Riverport Wooden Boat School
Intro to Drawing
JANUARY 3. If you can write, you can draw! Perfect for beginners, this class teaches the basics of drawing. Take the plunge and join instructor Cynthia Frary for a fun, no pressure drawing adventure and go home with new skills! This class takes place Tuesdays from 10 am to noon until February 7th. Register online.
Intro to Painting
JANUARY 3. Like to draw? Learn to paint! This watercolor course is designed for students who have completed the “Intro to Drawing” course or those who have some drawing experience. Learn watercolor techniques and develop your own unique style. This class takes places Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm until February 7th. Register online.
Carving & Bronze Casting Class
JANUARY 6-8, 13-15. Beat the midwinter blues with this fascinating class. Students will hone their woodworking and carving skills by learning to carve their own piece of marine hardware, such as a cleat, in wood. Students will vote on the best carving in the class and visit the foundry at Workshop Art Fabrication in Kingston to see that piece molded and cast in bronze. Each student will go home with a copy of that piece. Registration now open! Register online.
Build Your Own Guitar
FEBRUARY 5. Join experienced woodworker and luthier Bill Sterling in this start-to-finish guitar kit build, which includes everything but the tuners and strings. Sterling builds all the kits himself, out of top-quality materials and parts. Completed guitars will be "in the white," meaning without final finish, leaving it up to the student to choose how to put the final touches on the guitar. Finish options will be discussed in the class. Beginners are welcome. Register online.
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Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum depends upon memberships and private donations to operate and receives no federal, state, or municipal funding except through competitive, project-based grants.