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The AfterglowFrederic Church’s Rarely Seen Memorial Landscape Paintings Debut at Olana State Historic Site in New Exhibition, Afterglow

Afterglow Considers How Landscapes Provide Reflection and Healing

Hudson, NY – The Olana Partnership announced today that this season’s special exhibition Afterglow: Frederic Church and the Landscape of Memory will open May 12 in the Sharp Family Gallery at Olana State Historic Site. Afterglow brings together for the first time a series of intimate memorial landscapes painted by Church, 19th-century America’s foremost landscape painter, and highly personal family artifacts – never before exhibited -- from Olana’s collections.

Drew Shuptar RayvisKatonah, NY (April 11, 2024):  Learn all about Algonkian culture and history in New York State with an interactive presentation at John Jay Homestead! Join historical reenactor and Algonkian tribe member Drew Shuptar Rayvis (Pekatawas MakataweU “Black Corn”) on Saturday, May 4th, from 11am to 1pm for a journey through the changing ways of life for local Native Americans during the 18th century. Drew will discuss Algonkian customs of war, adoption and captivity, alliances, and friendships and marriages between Natives, Europeans, and Africans.

Orange County TourismFrom West Point to the Purple Heart


Orange County, N.Y. - Everyone knows about the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, but few are aware of how deeply Orange County, N.Y., influenced our nation’s founding, formative moments and milestones. Historical sites abound in Orange County, including a horse racing museum and one of the most complete mastodon skeletons you’ll ever see. But the Revolution-era sites make visiting Orange County a must for military history buffs and anyone interested in the origins of the nation we have become.

NYS Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation 100Staatsburg, N.Y. — Staatsburgh’s founder, Governor Morgan Lewis, enslaved people of African descent at his estate in Staatsburg, New York. Yet, when his great-granddaughter, Ruth Livingston Mills, lived at Staatsburgh at the turn of the 20th century, the staff was exclusively White and of European descent. Staatsburgh State Historic Site is offering a free, one-hour program, “Slavery, Segregation & Staatsburgh” in-person on Saturday, April 6 at 2 p.m. and via Zoom on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. The program is free, but reservations are required

Untitled, oil on wood, 24 x 18Includes screening of "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus" and Q&A with Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg and Melissa Auf Der Maur

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Hudson, NY (March 21, 2024) – Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House presents a solo exhibition by artist, author, and director Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Lindsay-Hogg is best known for his collaborations with Rock’n Roll luminaries The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and many others. As a painter, Lindsay-Hogg’s work has been shown in Los Angeles, New York, London, and Paris, and are held in many private collections. Curated by Carol McCranie and Javier Magri of HUDSON BRICK LLC, an Art Advisory based in Hudson, NY, and Lisa Ticknor, the exhibition opens Saturday, April 20, 2024 with a reception with the artist from 5-7pm and is on view until June 2, 2024.

Gilded Age costumed guide. Photo by Pierce JohnstonStaatsburg, N.Y. — Staatsburgh’s owners, Ruth and Ogden Mills, had tickets to sail on the R.M.S. Titanic’s scheduled second trip. This April, to mark the 112th anniversary of the Titanic’s infamous maiden voyage, Staatsburgh State Historic Site is offering their ever-popular “Tales of the Titanic” theme tour of the mansion.

“Tales of the Titanic” is as close as you can come to visiting the Titanic … and still keeping your feet dry! This 90-minute tour, led by a costumed guide, explores the mansion while offering tales of bravery and tragedy.

Orange County TourismOrange County, N.Y. – Hudson Valley Farm & Flea is thrilled to announce the Home & Garden Showcase, a curated event that brings together the region’s crème de la crème of artisanal talent. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the elegant City Winery Hudson Valley in Montgomery, New York.

Olana PartnershipHudson, NY - The Olana Partnership will be holding an in-person Volunteer Information Session on Sunday, March 24 from 12:30 – 1:30pm for anyone who is interested in learning about 2024 volunteer opportunities at Olana State Historic Site. If you love nature, art, history, and Frederic Church’s Olana, volunteering is the perfect way to give back to our community, meet new people, and get involved. Volunteering with The Olana Partnership provides a great way to immerse yourself in one of the Hudson Valley’s most unique cultural treasures and interact with visitors who are looking to learn more about Olana and artist Frederic Church.

Celebrate the Total Solar Eclipse at the Hudson River MuseumYonkers, NY, (March 11, 2024)—A total solar eclipse is the rarest and most spectacular of all astronomical events. On Monday, April 8, our region will experience one—the last chance we’ll get until 2079! Celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event at the Hudson River Museum! Enjoy an array of special programs for all ages leading up to the event, including day and evening in-person talks with former NASA astronaut Ron Garan. Purchase custom HRM solar eclipse glasses online and in the Museum Shop while supplies last. 

HRM Museum March Exhibitions and ProgramsYonkers, NY (February 29, 2024)—The Hudson River Museum is proud to present two new exhibitions opening in March: A Feast for the Eyes: Sumptuous Still Lifes opening Friday, March 8 and Meet Me at the River opening Friday, March 22.
Kick off Women’s History Month at Free First Fridays: Ballet, Bach, & Bold Women’s History on Friday, March 1, 5–8pm! Enjoy free admission and special programs, including a performance by Yonkers-based MorDance. This trailblazing, women-led ballet company is striving to advance accessibility, diversity, and creativity in ballet. The company will present Humanism, an immersive contemporary ballet inspired by Bach’s melodies and civil rights speeches.

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