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The History of Hudson’s Merchants & Whalers
Thursday, October 17, 6:00 pm
Established by whalers and merchants from Nantucket, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island, Hudson has had many incarnations: as a safe harbor for maritime commerce, an industrial city with foundries, mills, cement plants, and factories; and now as a vibrant, artistic city who values its historic architecture, working with its diverse community to decide how it should be defined now and into the future.
Presented in partnership with the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker series, this fascinating talk covers the history of commerce in Hudson from the time of its inception as a city in 1785 to the present day.
Mr. Carl Whitbeck, Jr., a local resident whose family has deep roots in the area, will be displaying and discussing items from his own extensive local history collection.
Free, reservations suggested