“Lighthouses of the Hudson” will provide an overview of all Hudson River lighthouses between New York Harbor and the Troy-Menands Dam. Sarah will tell us about the very first lighthouses installed in the 1820s and 30s, to those still remaining on the river today. Special emphasis will be on the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, recently named one of “Seven to Save” by the Preservation League of New York State.
Sarah Wassberg Johnson is the Director of Exhibits and Outreach at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, New York. She received her Master’s Degree in Public History from the University at Albany and is editor and co-author of the book, Hudson River Lighthouses (2019). This book will be for sale ($22) and signing after the program, and refreshments will be available.
LOCATION: The Greenport Community Center, Town Hall Drive, Hudson NY. It’s the last building on the left, opposite Town Hall.