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
Inhabited by the Mohicans before Europeans arrived (before 1651), Kinderhook, in Columbia County, NY, has an intriguing historical past.
Lisa LaMonica’s new book Kinderhook: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing, 2019), which is set to publish in August 2019, looks at one of the oldest towns in New York State and its significance to our nation’s history and culture. [Read more…] about New Book Of Kinderhook History
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 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
A new exhibition on Shaker Baskets is now open at the Columbia County Historical Society Museum & Library, in the new Smook | Peduzzi Gallery.
Durable Beauty: Shaker Baskets from Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon was produced by the Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) along with the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, with the baskets on loan to CCHS from SM|ML. It will be on view for the 2018 visitor season at the CCHS Museum & Library. [Read more…] about Shaker Basket Exhibition in Kinderhook
The Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) has announced two new exhibitions at the James Vanderpoel ‘House of History,’ located within the historic Village of Kinderhook. [Read more…] about Columbia Co Historical Features Two New Exhibitions
Historian and professor of American History Ted Hilscher is set to give an illustrated lecture on the barns of the Hudson Valley, on Tuesday, April 10th from 7 to 8:30 pm, at the Van Buren Hall in Kinderhook.
‘Barns of the Hudson Valley’ will give an overview of local barns in the Hudson Valley, mostly in Columbia and Greene Counties. [Read more…] about Barns of the Hudson Valley Lecture in Kinderhook Apr 10th
An illustrated lecture on early Albany-Troy piano makers by piano conservator and historian Wally Stock has been set for Tuesday, March 13th, from 7 to 8 pm, in Kinderhook.
The lecture will include makers in Albany, Troy, and Nassau during the period from 1830’s through the 1890’s. [Read more…] about Early Albany-Troy Piano Makers Lecture March 13th
The Columbia County Historical Society and Historic Hudson have announced the first of their collaborative Winter 2018 programming.
Dutch restoration architect, André Hoek will be at Van Buren Hall on Saturday, January 13 from 4 to 5 pm, to deliver an illustrated lecture on Dutch Culture in the second half of “The Golden Age of Dutch Culture” – “Discovering Layers in Time: Life in The Netherlands 1650-1700; the last half of the Dutch Golden Age.”
Hoek’s talk will explore how the Dutch population lived in the last half of the ‘Golden Age of Dutch Culture’ (the period in which New York State was settled by the Dutch) by examining visual evidence in what remains of Dutch 17th century villages, farms, buildings and gardens and also studying the important paintings of the time which captured interiors and landscapes. [Read more…] about Kinderhook Lecture On Late 17th Century Dutch Culture