Public access to exhibits on Fridays and Saturdays
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KINGSTON, N.Y. – Hudson River Maritime Museum is open for timed admission on Fridays and Saturdays. Staff are ensuring exhibits and programs continue to be available to the public and can be enjoyed safely.
The museum is open Fridays and Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. Admission should be purchased in advance online at www.hrmm.org and by 3pm the day prior to the visit. Each half hour time slot is limited to 4 people, with a special $12/person admission rate which helps the museum cover costs while maintaining small group size. Groups of more than four people are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-338-0071 ext. 10 to make special arrangements.
The museum features many exhibits that tell the story of the Hudson River with focus on environmental aspects of the river, ice boats, steamboats, tugboats, sloops, canals, river industries, boat models, lighthouses and more. Currently featured is the exhibit Mary Powell: Queen of the Hudson. Built in 1861, decommissioned in 1917, and scrapped between 1919 and 1921, the steamboat Mary Powell remained a Hudson Valley constant during a period of incredible social and technological change in the United States. She saw the duration of the Civil War, the industrial revolution, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and the start of the First World War. Called “Queen of the Hudson” before construction was even completed, the Mary Powell became an iconic symbol of “America’s Rhine.” Operated for most of her career by one enterprising family - the Andersons - Mary Powell also represented the best of Hudson River travel - the speed, elegance, safety, and attention to detail that made travel by water preferable for many throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries.
This exhibit reunites many of the surviving Mary Powell artifacts, including her pilot wheel, on loan from Senate House State Historic Site. Learn more about the museum’s exhibits at www.hrmm.org/exhibits.
The museum’s Riverport Wooden Boat School is also offering woodworking classes giving participants the opportunity to create take-home projects such as an Adirondack chair and live-edge table. Registration is also open for classes offered through the Sailing School. The museum store will be open with admission and some museum store items are available online at www.hrmm.org/store/c1/Featured_Products.
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.
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The Hudson River Maritime Museum receives no federal, state, or municipal funding except through competitive, project-based grants. Your donation helps support our mission of education and preservation.