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Contact: Kerry Gallagher, Director of Education, KGallagher@hrmm.org
Bitter Farewell: The Esopus Indian Experience in the American Revolution, March 8, 2023, 7:00 p.m. with ethnoecologist Justin Wexler.
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the upcoming lecture "Bitter Farewell: The Esopus Indian Experience in the American Revolution" with ethnoecologust Justin Wexler. To be held both in-person at the Museum's Wooden Boat School, and virtually via Zoom link on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
The three decades between 1755 and 1785 were a time of major upheaval for the native peoples of the Hudson Valley, culminating in a war that forced them out of their ancestral homeland. This presentation tells the dramatic story of the Esopus Indians and their neighbors during this turbulent period by weaving together an array of archival sources and little-known oral history..
This lecture is presented by ethnoecologist Justin Wexler, a researcher of Hudson Valley indigenous culture, language, and history for over twenty years.
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.
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