Each season, the museum hosts its popular “Follow the River” Lecture Series, which reflects its permanent collections and seasonal exhibitions as well as the educational mission. Usually held on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the museum’s “Green Room” or large East Gallery, this series gives interested museum members and local constituents an opportunity for lifelong learning and enrichment along with an enhanced sense of community.
Topics range from Hudson River history in general to presentations of rare archival photographs collected by noted experts. The museum’s curator presents lectures on both topics related to the permanent collections as well as the seasonal exhibitions. University and community college professors lend their expertise to the series also.
Local and national authors talk about their recent publications and offer book signings afterwards. Lectures usually last approximately one hour including questions and answers. Light refreshments are served.
Admission is a suggested donation of $5 or “pay what you wish”; museum members are free.