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...
Winters Past on the Hudson
As the ice began to encroach on the Hudson River each year, many activities – fishing, shipping goods, passenger service – ceased. But unlike today, the coming of ice did not mean an end to all activity. For the Hudson River, winter was just another season of work and play. 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...
Dock with us!
Museum Winter Hours:
Thursday: 11 am to 5 pm
Friday: 11 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
Administrative offices are open M-F, 10 am to 5 pm
Building the Sassafras Canoe
JANUARY 20-28. TWO SPOTS LEFT! Back by popular demand, this boat-building class constructs the beautiful and lightweight Sassafras canoe. It's not too late to register! Unaffiliated helping students welcome. Register online.
Build Your Own Guitar
FEBRUARY 5-MARCH 28. 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.
Sunday Family Program: Sailor Valentines
FEBRUARY 12. 1 pm to 3 pm. Celebrate Valentine's Day by making your own sailor's valentine out of seashells. Snack included. This activity is ongoing, so drop in any time betwen 1 pm and 3 pm! Program is free for HRMM members at the Household level and above. For non-members, program is included in regular museum admission ($7 for adults, $5 for kids 5 and up). All children must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP recommended. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-338-0071 ext. 11 to RSVP.
Intro to Painting
FEBRUARY 21-MARCH 28. 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. Tuesdays, 10 am to 12 pm. Register now.
Intro to Drawing
FEBRUARY 21-MARCH 28. 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 course is designed for beginners, but artists of all levels are welcome. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Register now.
Visit our Digital Collection
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.
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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.