KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to announce upcoming Follow the River Lecture and Film Series for the Winter/Spring 2023 season. Come – or log in – to learn about tugboat stories, tragic fires, the work on the D&H canal, the Lenape experience in the 1700s, early Hudson River art and beautiful modern day photographs of local birds and insects.
January 4, 2023 - D&H Canal Museum historian and curator Bill Merchant - "Stories of Marginalized Workers on the Delaware & Hudson Canal".
February 8, 2023 – Author Daniel Levy discusses the destruction and rebuilding of New York City with highlights from his book "Manhattan Phoenix: The Great Fire of 1835 and the Emergence of Modern New York."
March 8, 2023 – Scholar and ethnoecologist Justin Wexler presents the Lenape experience in the Hudson Valley in the 1700s.
April 12, 2023 – Indigenous historian Heather Bruegl (Onieda/Stockbridge Munsee Mohican) – "The Land Doesn't Forget"
May 10, 2023 – Frank Beres shares his beautiful close-up photographs of local birds and insects
June 7, 2023 – Author and boatbuilder Hilary Russell presents "From Sail to Steam to Diesel" with stories of Russell tugboats & shipyard. Thad Kubis reads colorful "Captains Tales".
Lectures will be held once a month on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. both in-person at the museum's Wooden Boat School, and virtually via Zoom Link. All lectures are $7 for the general public, and FREE for museum members. For more information and 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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