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Historic Hudson Virtual Adventure
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 6:00 pm
The City of Hudson is much more than a quaint town in the Hudson River Valley. Founded by Quakers in 1785, Hudson quickly grew to a major commercial center and almost became the capital of New York State. Hudson offers the finest “Main Street” in New York and features examples of every architectural style since the late 18th century, including two of the rarest, Adam and Egyptian Revival.
Our virtual adventure will explore the diverse social history, architecture, and people of this Upstate urban center. Stops could include: Promenade Hill, Nantucket Houses, sites associated with the Underground Railroad, the most notorious Red Light district north of Times Square, and locations associated with The Jenkins Family, Ma Brown, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jack “Legs” Diamond, Ada Louise Huxtable, and Lieutenant William H. Allen, who was killed by pirates.
Our virtual adventures are live, interactive, narrations of our walking tours. Using historic and contemporary images as well as documents and discussion, our educator-guides will lead you through the neighborhood as we would on one of our in-person walking tours.
Virtual adventures are presented through Zoom and can be enjoyed from anywhere in the world. Each participant will receive an email with the secure Zoom meeting number and password before the Adventure.