History

Learn about John Jay this Sunday

  While being homeschooled wasn’t as unusual a thing back in the 18th century as it is nowadays, historian Dr. Ray Raymond, who is currently working on a new biography of John Jay,…

Kingston to celebrate the state holiday of Juneteenth

It took two-and-a-half years after Abraham Lincoln’s issuance on January 1, 2022 of the Emancipation Proclamation for the last of America’s slaves to get the word that they had been freed. It wasn’t…

The architect’s dream: Replica of Thomas Cole’s studio in Catskill

History has been kind to Thomas Cole, securing his legacy as the artist who launched the Hudson River School of painting. His luminous canvases depicting the unspoiled 19th-century American wilderness inspired many artists…

Treasure in Sherwood’s Forest

The Wallkill Valley Land Trust (WVLT) will host the sixth iteration of its annual “Houses on the Land” tour on Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This year’s tour focuses on “Sherwood’s…

Learn about Rosendale cement at Riverport Wooden Boat School

Have you ever wondered about those caves in Rosendale – the ones that give off chilled air when you drive by, as if from an invisible air conditioner? Century House Historical Society trustee…

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Learn about Sojourner Truth before she appears on the back of the $10 bill

Sojourner Truth, the firebrand abolitionist and suffragist, has been claimed as a hometown heroine by many local communities where she spent her early years. She was born a slave named Isabella Baumfree in…

Ale for sail: Day at Sloop to benefit restoration of sloop Woody Guthrie

It’s the perfect matchup: They both have “sloop” in their names and on their logos. Both entities are deeply invested in historic restoration projects: the Sloop Brewing Company in the 19th-century Elizaville barn…

A daytrip to Athens

  On a chilly night, hordes of people gather on the banks of the Hudson. Officers struggle to maintain the calm as they assure the nervous crowds that there will be room for…

National Book Award-winner & journalist Andrew Solomon to speak in Rhinecliff

The world – especially as we know it through the cloudy lens of social media in the midst of a poisonous electoral season – is a place of polarizing and alienating information, much…

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Fabulous Beekman Boys headline Opening Day on Huguenot Street

To launch the 2016 season, Historic Huguenot Street will throw open its multiple doors to visitors this Saturday and kick off updated tours designed to take a deeper look at the National Historic…

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