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The Gomez Mill House

Bring up the subject of historic Hudson Valley estates, and the cast of characters consists for the most part of familiar family names: Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Roosevelt, Morse, Irving. Lesser known but equally worthy…

Cliff-top creatives & the artist colony of Cragsmoor

  The history of the Hudson River School of painters is a familiar one. So is that of the Byrdcliffe art colony that took root in Woodstock. But in between the Hudson River…

D & H Canal Museum reopens with Romeo Muller exhibit

The D & H Canal Museum, located at 23 Mohonk Road in High Falls, officially opens for the season on Saturday, May 2, its exhibits freshly spruced up. The featured show for 2015,…

First Friday festivities at Highland Landing Park

Accessible Hudson River frontage is scarce in Ulster County, where high forested bluffs rise right up from the water along much of the Hudson’s west shore. But the Town of Lloyd has Highland Landing,…

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Woodchuck Lodge

I have always found that memories of places are hard to disentangle from memories of people in my life. Sometimes it seems as though the streams, fields, woods and seashores we have connected…

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…

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Museum at Bethel Woods reopens with Mysteryland-inspired exhibit

On Saturday, April 4, the Museum at Bethel Woods will open for the 2015 season featuring a new exhibit “Peace, Love, Unity, Respect: The Rise of Electronic Music Culture in America.” Inspired by…

Kingston’s Midtown Gem: Beautiful Old City Hall

Photos by Will Dendis   Like so many other former industrial cities that fell on hard times, Kingston has lost much of its architectural heritage, including hundreds of 19th-century commercial buildings in the…

Photo of Joann Cohen by Megan Labrise

Small package, good things at Matchbox Café

There’s a billboard on Route 9, just south of downtown Rhinebeck, urging motorists to “Stay nice…” Pictured is an open box of matches, heads ignited, with a grill set over the cumulative flame….

1923 aerial lithograph sales help Hudson Library

By 1923, the field of aviation was still new and exciting, just two decades removed from the Wright brothers’ historic 12-second flight over the beach at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Barnstorming pilots traveled…

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