Museum Hosts Virtual Lecture on "Indigenous Removal in the Hudson Valley During the French & Indian War"
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the upcoming lecture “Indigenous Removal in the Hudson Valley During the French & Indian War,” held in-person on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 7:00 PM.
The lecture will discuss an attempt by the colonial governments of New York and New Jersey, as well as Sir William Johnson, the British superintendent of Indian affairs, to remove members of Algonquian-speaking Native groups from the wider Hudson Valley region during the Seven Years’ War (1754-63). Acting in an atmosphere of crisis and widespread paranoia among the colonial population, government officials came to exploit and exaggerate individual acts of violence against members of local Native groups to encourage their resettlement first among the Mohawks and subsequently farther afield.
Dr. Tom Mitrod discusses an attempt by the colonial governments of New York and New Jersey, as well as Sir William Johnson, the British superintendent of Indian affairs, to remove members of Algonquian-speaking Native groups from the wider Hudson Valley region during the Seven Years’ War, also known as the French and Indian War, which took place from 1754-63. As the crisis of war and paranoia spread among the colonial population, government officials exploited and exaggerated individual acts of violence against local Native groups to encourage them to leave the Hudson Valley, resettling first among the Mohawks and later farther west.
Tom Arne Midtrød is an associate professor of early American history at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He is author of the book The Memory of All Ancient Customs: Native American Diplomacy in the Colonial Hudson Valley.
Tickets are $7 for the general public and free for Hudson River Maritime Museum members. To register, visit www.hrmm.org/lecture-series.
About the Follow the River Lecture Series
For more than a decade the Hudson River Maritime Museum's "Follow the River Lecture Series" has hosted historians, authors, and maritime experts for engaging illustrated talks on a variety of regional history and maritime subjects. In recent years, many of the lectures have also been recorded and are available on YouTube. For more information about upcoming lectures and to access recordings of past lectures, visit www.hrmm.org/lecture-series. The series is sponsored by Rondout Savings Bank.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries and related communities. In addition to extensive collections documenting maritime transportation, industry, recreation, and natural science, the museum offers classes and programs at its Wooden Boat School, Sailing and Rowing School, and aboard its floating classroom, Solaris. The museum is located along the historic Rondout waterfront in downtown Kingston. Visit www.hrmm.org for more information
Twilight Tasting History Cruises Take Place Aboard Solaris
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KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to announce a slate of new programs aboard Solaris, the museum’s 100% solar-powered tour boat. “Twilight Tasting History Cruises” take place Fridays evenings starting Friday, June 17, 2022. Featuring a rotating slate of Hudson Valley food history subjects, guests aboard Solaris will get to taste samples of local foods, learn from food historian Sarah Wassberg Johnson, and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the Hudson River at sunset.
Sarah Wassberg Johnson is a food historian who has been featured on seasons 1, 2, and 3 of The History Channel’s “The Food That Built America” and in documentary films, on radio and podcasts, and publications such as NPR, The Atlantic, CNN, Gastro Obscura, and more. You can find her work and more at www.thefoodhistorian.com. She also happens to be the Director of Exhibits & Outreach at the Hudson River Maritime Museum!
Tasting topics include heirloom apples, cheese, chocolate, booze & Prohibition, and honey. Each cruise will focus on a particular topic with history discussion provided by Wassberg Johnson and a tasting of related foods from local purveyors and producers.
This Friday’s cruise is focused on cheese in the Hudson Valley. Wassberg Johnson will discuss the dairying heritage of the Hudson Valley, which famous cheeses were invented in the Hudson Valley and New York State, and the history of cheesemaking. Guests will taste and compare local and historic cheeses.
Tickets are $45 for adults and $42 for seniors and include the tastings, wine, and sparkling water, as well as tasting notecards. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to learn more about the food history of the Hudson Valley, and taste it, too!
Tickets, schedule, and more information available at www.hrmm.org/tasting-history.
Solaris Programs in Full Swing
Kingston N.Y. - Looking for something to do this weekend? The Hudson River Maritime Museum is happy to announce programs conducted aboard our 100% Solar Powered vessel Solaris. Programs depart from the Museum docks from Thursday to Sunday, and on Sunday from our Rhinecliff dock. Tours of the Rondout Lighthouse, cruises on the Rondout Creek, and programs on "Wrecked and Abandoned" vessels in the area will be offered regularly, alongside guest presentations of "Indigenous Life" by Justin Wexler, "Children's and Adults Storytelling" by Karen Pillsworth, and Sunset Cruises. Live Music Cruises will be available on Thursday nights. Some unique programs offered this month include 5 different musical performers across a variety of genres.
See Solarboattours.org for more information.
Solaris is a 100% solar-powered vessel built by the Hudson River Maritime Museum. It does not require fossil fuels to operate. Designed by marine architect Dave Gerr from a concept developed by David Borton, owner of Sustainable Energy, our tour boat is commercial in design, meeting all U.S. Coast Guard regulations for commercial passenger-carrying vessels. She can travel up to 50 miles at night without the use of her solar panels. Even on cloudy days, the solar panels are so efficient that they continue to power the batteries. Solaris is used for educational programs, public tours, and private charters and events. With near-silent running, low wake, and no engine fumes, Solaris makes the ideal "floating classroom" for children and the general public alike.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries and related communities. In addition to extensive collections documenting maritime transportation, industry, recreation, and natural science, the museum offers classes and programs at its Wooden Boat School, Sailing and Rowing School, and aboard its floating classroom, Solaris. The museum is located along the historic Rondout waterfront in downtown Kingston.
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