2017 Programs

March 16
Portrait of Harry Howard
Christina Lillpopp, Collections Manager of the FASNY Museum of Firefighting

April 20
The Erie Canal Concert
David Ruch, Public Scholar for the New York Council for the Humanities and a full-time musician, researcher and performer who travels regionally and internationally from his home base in Buffalo, NY. David specializes in historical and traditional music from New York State.

May 18
Raising the Dead: Tales from Hudson’s Crypts
Kelley Drahushuk, longtime Hudson resident; owner, with her husband Alan, of The Spotty Dog Books & Ale on Warren Street.

June 15
The History of Bannerman Island (Presentation and Book-signing)
Wes & Barbara Gottluck, retired educators with a passion for the history of NYS and the Hudson Valley. They lecture on local history and coordinate tours to Bannerman Island in the Hudson River.

July 20 
Heaven’s Ditch (Presentation and Book-signing)
Jack Kelly, journalist, novelist and historian who has appeared on The History Channel and interviewed on NPR. He lives in the Hudson Valley.

August 17
Annual Member Picnic

September 21
Eleanor Roosevelt and the Fight for Civil Rights
Shannon Butler, Park Guide of Interpretation at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site in Hyde Park.

October 19
Whitey on the Moon: NASA’s Apollo Mission and the Civil Rights Movement
Neil M. Maher, Associate Professor, NJ Institute of Technology & Rutgers University

November 16
Annual Holiday Luncheon
Guest Speaker: Ron Gabriele on The History of Lionel Trains