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An American Christmas in the Hudson Valley

An American Christmas in the Hudson Valley
An American Christmas in the Hudson Valley

Christmas as we know it, with sleighs being flown over rooftops by jolly old elves, rampant gift-giving and homes bedecked with living trees and evergreens, is a thoroughly American invention.  But are you aware that the American Christmas celebration has its roots right here in the Hudson Valley? Much like the country itself, America's Christmas holiday is an amalgam of various ethnic traditions, in particular those of the Dutch, English and Germans who settled on these very riverbanks.

News On The Proposed Sing Sing Prison Museum

News On The Proposed Sing Sing Prison Museum
News On The Proposed Sing Sing Prison Museum

Historic Hudson River Towns serves as the lead agency on the development of a prison museum and educational center at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining. The project has recently moved forward with the hiring of three prominent museum consulting firms. For more information, click here.

THE NEW NEW YORK BRIDGE

THE NEW NEW YORK BRIDGE
THE NEW NEW YORK BRIDGE

Construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, that will carry the NY Thruway across the Hudson between Tarrytown and Nyack, is moving quickly.  Wannabe engineers of all ages can watch the bridge go up from two viewing platforms, one at Memorial Park in Nyack and the other at Scenic Hudson RiverWalk Park on West Main Street in Tarrytown.  There are also two Outreach Centers for information about this fascinating project located at 142 Main Street in Nyack and 2 North Broadway in Tarrytown.   To learn more, go to www.NewNYBridge.com.

Sing Sing Museum

Sing Sing Museum
Sing Sing Museum

The creation of a Sing Sing Historic Prison Museum on the banks of the Hudson in Ossining has long been talked about.  The concept is being revived among those who care about Sing Sing’s unique position in the history of the American penal system.  Others are interested in development of the museum because of its tremendous national and international potential as a significant tourist attraction for New York’s Hudson Valley. Find out how you can support this important project by donating

To view a presentation about Sing Sing and the proposed museum, go to http://bit.ly/1tnsfKg.

To view an  interview by Journal News columnist Phil Reisman of former Ossining mayor Bill Hanauer and HHRT Executive Director Jerry Faiella, go to http://lohud.us/1sZRqRR.

Sunday Scholar Series: The Civil War and the American Spirit

Sunday Scholar Series: The Civil War and the American Spirit

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday Scholar Series: The Civil War and the American Spirit
Music, the Civil War, and American Memory Dr. Lawrence Kramer focuses on music from the Civil War through the Vietnam War as well as Walt Whitman’s collection of Civil War poems, Drum-Taps, which is steeped in musical language. It is a clear departure from the heroic war narratives that defined epic poetry passed down to us from ancient Greece. Composer and musicologist Lawrence Kramer, Distinguished Professor English and Music at Fordham University, discusses the stirring music we associate with America’s Wars on November 20. Author of numerous books and articles about music, he edits the journal Nineteenth-Century Music, and the new edition of Walt Whitman’s Drum-Taps.
Location:

Hudson River Museum 511 Warburton Ave Yonkers, NY 10701

Contact:

www.hrm.org 914-963-4550 publicprograms@hrm.org

Admission:

Free with Museum admission: $6 Adults; $3 Youth 3-18; $4 Seniors and Students with ID. Free for children under 3 and members.

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