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Eric Johnson trains border-collies to keep out wild geese. Johnson is one of 50 Rural Guides who participate in Behold! New Lebanon, providing a window into contemporary rural American life (Photos by Uli Rose | Behold! New Lebanon)

Behold! New Lebanon: A museum of contemporary rural American life

One of the obvious differences between Old World values and New World values is implicit in their very names. Americans pride themselves on innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit, but are often criticized by…

Scientist to explain in New Paltz how tree-hugging is good for you

Can a scientist be “esteemed” by her peers and considered a “renegade” at the same time? Diana Beresford-Kroger thinks so. The visionary scientist/author/filmmaker also thinks that trees can save us from ourselves, if…

Volunteers needed for trail cleanup at Slabsides on Saturday

This week, with spring in full swing, encompasses Earth Day, the 200th birthday of John James Audubon and Arbor Day. So naturally, lots of outdoorsy events are being planned by community organizations in…

Presidential gifts exhibit at FDR Museum in Hyde Park

Nowadays, political gifts always tend to be discussed either in hushed tones or as part of bellicose charges tied to graft and the threat of bribery. But times weren’t always quite so, well,…

Romantic on the Rondout

Friends of Historic Kingston and Dorsky Museum shine a light on Hudson River school painter Jervis McEntee Reputations and legacies in the arts are neither permanent nor assured by genius alone, no matter…

Rock + Rave = Raiment

  Andy Hilfiger and TwistedLamb’s Mary Lee team up for edgy Bethel Woods fashion show/benefit/exhibit about the influence of music on style         For Andy Hilfiger, music has always been synonymous with…

No Water No Life exhibit at Beacon Institute

For the past eight years, conservation photographer Alison M. Jones and her team have been traveling to major watersheds in Africa and North America, photographing and interviewing scientists, residents and other stakeholders to…

Chancellor’s Sheep & Wool Showcase at Clermont

The pastoral grounds at the Clermont State Historic Site have reopened just in time for the Chancellor’s annual Sheep and Wool Showcase. Tours of the Chancellor’s stately home on the Hudson River have…

Fasola fever & the shape-note singing revival

Want to learn how to sing and sight-read music? An antiquated technique, popular in the early and mid-19th century, has been resurrected in the mid-Hudson Valley through a series of weeklong singing schools,…

The transformation of Abraham Lincoln

“The bells are tolling mournfully, Strong men weep in the streets. The grief is wide-spread …. This is indeed a day of gloom.” — The Washington Star, April 15, 2022   When the…

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