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HYDE PARK, NY — Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hudson Valley Tech Meetup and AT&T will present A DAY OF WOMEN IN TECH in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. This program is a celebration and showcase of [...]

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Eleanor Roosevelt and her love of Christmas

Eleanor Roosevelt with her daughter Anna and grandchildren

There are many facts about Eleanor Roosevelt that everyone knows. She was our longest serving First Lady, a UN diplomat, a Civil Rights activist, a writer, and a champion for all people in need everywhere. But one fact that we might not consider when thinking of Eleanor Roosevelt is that she loved Christmas! This time [...]

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Find Your Park in Hyde Park

On August 25th 1916 President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill creating an official agency that would “conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for future generations.” This [...]

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What are your Memories of DuBois Fort

Subscribe to Hudson Valley History Blog by Email   DuBois Fort is located on Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York. It has undergone many changes in its long history. Presently, it is the gift shop for Historic Huguenot Street, and interpretative center. Many years prior it was a “tavern.” According to the DuBois [...]

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The President Visits New Paltz

Several months ago I published a piece about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt visiting New Paltz in 1943 with the Princess of Norway. It was a small part of a larger article about archives. After that article was published I received quite a few requests for more information about this visit. While researching the 1943 visit in the Huguenot Street archives, I found that it was [...]

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    AJ Schenkman

    A.J. Schenkman is the author of numerous books and articles. He is Consulting Historian for Historic Huguenot Street and Town of Gardiner Historian. Read Full

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    Elizabeth Werlau is an English teacher in the Hudson Valley and is the historian for the Town of Plattekill in Ulster County. She has authored and contributed to several books on regional history, including her most recent publication, Murder and ... Read Full

    Debra Conway

    A former Features writer/Columnist for the Times Herald-Record and Director of Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History in Narrowsburg, Debra Conway is currently the Executive Director of The Delaware Company, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ... Read Full

    Matthew Colon

    Matthew Colon enjoyed nearly a decade in public history working and volunteering for organizations including Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site and the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands. Read Full

    Shannon Butler

    Shannon Butler is a Park Ranger of Interpretation and Education at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site in Hyde Park New York. She has also interpreted the Senate House State Historic Site in Kingston New York. Read Full
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