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Columbia County Historical SocietyLaunch of 2018 visitor season

CCHS is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to active military personnel and their families this summer

Celebrate Father's Day Weekend by Picnicking at a Historic Site

Columbia County, N.Y. – Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) has announced its participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Dutchess County Tourism logoPoughkeepsie, N.Y. – The Special Olympics New York Summer Games will be hosted in Dutchess County from June 14-16, 2019 and on June 19-21, 2020.  More than 1,700 athletes and coaches will travel from around New York State to Vassar College and Dutchess Community College, as well as other locations throughout the county, to compete in a variety of sports.

Walkway Over the Hudson logoRegistrations now open for Walkway members and general public for July, 4th 2018 event  

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. – The Walkway organization will once again offer the public an opportunity to view of the City of Poughkeepsie’s annual fireworks display from Walkway Over the Hudson State Park on the Fourth of July. 

“Watching fireworks from the Walkway is a unique patriotic experience!” said Walkway Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart. “This event has become an annual tradition for many Hudson Valley residents—a way to celebrate Independence Day, joining with family, friends and the community.” 

Staatsburgh State Historic Site PTH WeekendStaatsburg, N.Y.  – Staatsburgh State Historic Site will mark New York’s “Path Through History Weekend” on June 16 and June 17 with two special tours.  Path Through History Weekends are a showcase of New York State's rich and fascinating history and will feature hundreds of events happening at historic and cultural destinations throughout the state.

Circular Letter: Washington’s LegacyNewburgh, N.Y. – Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, during Path History weekend, Saturday, June 16th, at 2:00 PM, for a special presentation, “The Circular Letter: Washington’s Legacy.” This talk will explore the hopes General Washington had to guarantee how the government should work effectively; how the states should be united and how the protection of that new and fragile nation would be of paramount importance.

Historic Huguenot Street RenovationNew Paltz, N.Y. (June 1, 2018) – Starting June 4, phase one of the project to restore the original 18th-century roof framing of the Jean Hasbrouck House (ca. 1721) at Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will begin and is expected to continue through June 15.

The Jean Hasbrouck House is a specific and rare example of traditional Dutch 18th-century architecture. The house’s high-pitched gable roof spans twice the depth of other stone houses from the period and is one of a kind in the United States.

Basilica Hudson announces launch of its 2018 film programThe multidisciplinary arts center will partner with Youth FX and Hudson Area Library to present free film screenings throughout summer 2018

2018 film program will include monthly documentary screenings and monthly Sunday family matinees

All screenings will be FREE and open to the public

Hudson, N.Y. - Basilica Hudson has announced the launch of an expanded summer film program which will invite residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond to enjoy a series of free public screenings. Programmed in collaboration with NeXt Doc - a program of Youth FX and the Logan Non-Fiction Program - the Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series will return for its third year, exploring the documentary genre through screenings and dialogue with visiting directors.

persephone_001Poughkeepsie, NY– Dutchess Tourism, Inc., operating as Film Dutchess in the industry, will host an exciting film conference, Tuesday, June 5 at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. Organized in partnership with the Orange County NY Film Office, Stockade Works and the Hudson Valley Film Commission, this informative event will connect industry professionals and share knowledge on various topics while also helping businesses and municipalities learn how to become part of the growing Hudson Valley film industry.

HHNM Family CampingCornwall, N.Y. – On Friday, June 8, at 6:00 pm through Saturday, June 9 at 8am, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting its popular, Family Camp Out  at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. Welcome the Summer season with a night under the stars! After dinner, bring your family, tent, and sleeping bags for an evening of nocturnal fun.