Historian and preservationist Ruth Piwonka is this year’s recipient of the Martha Washington Woman of History Award. This award is given by Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site each year to a woman who has made a contribution to the history of the Hudson Valley through education, promotion, or preservation. The honor was inspired by Martha Washington, who resided in the Hudson Valley with her husband, General George Washington, during the last days of the Revolutionary War. [Read more…] about Kinderhook Historian Named 2020 Woman of History
Columbia County Historical Society
Columbia County Historical Society and Hudson Area Library are set to co-sponsor a presentation by author and historian Dr. Christopher Leahy entitled “Historical Significance of Impeachment in the U.S.” .
Leahy will deliver an overview of the historical significance of impeachment in the United States, including: insights on impeachment, its historical basis, constitutional significance, and the impeachment process. [Read more…] about Significance of Impeachment Lectures Set for Hudson
Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) has announced that they are seeking donations of wreaths for the 34th Annual Gallery of Wreaths.
A Columbia County tradition, the Gallery of Wreaths kicks off the holiday season this year by displaying donated wreaths in the circa 1819 James Vanderpoel ‘House of History’ in Kinderhook, during Thanksgiving Weekend, November 29th through December 1st. [Read more…] about Columbia Co 34th Annual Gallery of Wreaths
The Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse was initially constructed in 1850 at the intersection of Route 9H and Fisher Road as the District #6 Schoolhouse for the town of Kinderhook.
Although the structure was moved just 200 yards from its original location in 1974, it remains an excellent and intact example of a rural, one-room schoolhouse with a gable roof, clapboard siding, and a single pent-roofed entrance. [Read more…] about Grant Will Support Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse Preservation
U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Master Capt. Stanley Wilcox is set to speak in a program entitled “Tales of the Majestic Hudson: Rare and Little Known Stories of the Hudson River Valley” in Kinderhook, Columbia County, NY.
The Hudson River Valley begins above Albany and winds south for 150 miles to the New York Harbor, where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Native Americans, Dutch settlers, British forces, and American revolutionaries all left footprints, stories, and legends in the Hudson Valley. [Read more…] about Hudson River Capt Telling History Stories in Kinderhook
The Martin Van Buren homestead, Lindenwald, a National Park Service Historic Site, and the Columbia County Historical Society have announced an all-expenses paid ‘Day of History’ partnership during Spring and Fall 2019 for all the students of Columbia County to the CCHS Rural Properties: 1737 Luykas Van Alen House and c.1850 Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse; and to the residence of the 8th U.S. President, Lindenwald, the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. [Read more…] about ‘Day of History’ Funded Columbia County 4th Graders
The Columbia County Historical Society and the Committee for the Town of Kinderhook have announced “Oil Tank Safety in Historic Properties,” a free lecture set for Saturday, January 26th, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm, in the meeting room of the Martin H. Glynn Municipal Building, 3211 Church Street, in Valatie, NY. [Read more…] about Oil Tank, Fire Safety At Historic Properties Lecture
The Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) has announced an illustrated lecture, “Early American Portraits,” led by Gayle Skluzacek, set for Saturday, January 19th, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, at Van Buren Hall in Kinderhook.
Early American and Columbia County Portrait Paintings are the theme of this two-part Winter Lecture Series. The first lecture will explore Early American portraiture, focusing on the East Coast, including Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Post-lecture, all attendees are invited to the James Vanderpoel ‘House of History’ for wine or other beverages. [Read more…] about Early American Portraits Lecture Planned In Kinderhook
Columbia County Historical Society Volunteers are set to present “200 Hundred Years of Ghent-ness” a free, illustrated lecture by Ghent Historian, Gregg Berninger, on Tuesday, November 20th at 7 pm at Van Buren Hall in Kinderhook Village.
In 1818, the town of Ghent was founded from parts of the towns of Chatham, Claverack and Kinderhook. 2018 marks Ghent’s bicentennial and the publication of Berninger’s Ghent 1818-2018: A History of Our Own. [Read more…] about Lecture Planned On Town of Ghent’s Bicentennial