The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War | Historic Huguenot Street | Lectures & Talks, Literary & Books | Hudson Valley; Chronogram

Lectures & Talks, Literary & Books

The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War

When: Sat., Feb. 18, 2-3 p.m. 2017

Benjamin’s book chronicles the valley’s development from Native American homeland to revolutionary battlefield and beyond. After being settled by Europeans, the Hudson River Valley developed a vital colonial trading post in Manhattan while retaining the native beauty that inspired artists from James Fenimore Cooper to Thomas Cole. Wealth from Manhattan flowed north to the flourishing valley, creating a cultural renaissance of art, literature, and architecture.

Price: $13.50-$15

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