henry-hudson-1.JPGThe Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in partnership with the Greater Cornwall Quadricentennial Committee and the Cornwall Presbyterian Church presents the first in their Quadricentennial Evening Speakers Series: 1609 Henry Hudson Explores the Hudson. This lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 3, 7:30 p.m. at the Cornwall Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson (right down the road from Painter’s Tavern.) In the fall of 1609, Henry Hudson and his crew, sailing on the Half Moon under the flag of their Dutch sponsors, became the first Europeans to explore the navigable length of the Hudson River. Join Glenn Reynolds, Assistant Professor of History at Mount Saint Mary College to hear the story of this ground-breaking trip. Suggested donation: $5, Museum members and church members: $3. Beverages and desserts available for purchase. This program is sponsored in part by the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial. Possible Snow Date, Tuesday, March 3. If the weather is questionable, please call 845-534-5506 to listen to the recorded message. Future Evening Speakers Series lectures include: Tuesday, February 10, 7:30p.m. –A Quadricentennial Speaker Series: 1709 – 1909: Cornwall through History: Join Village Historian, Collette Fulton and the Cornwall Town Historian, Janet Dempsey for a look back in time. This lecture is presented by the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in partnership with the Greater Cornwall Quadricentennial Committee and the Cornwall Presbyterian Church at the Church Fellowship Hall, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson (right down the road from Painter’s Tavern.) Suggested donation: $5, Museum and church members: $3 For information call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum’s website at www.hhnaturemuseum.org. Tuesday, February 17, 7:30p.m. –A Quadricentennial Speaker Series: 1809 -Fulton’s Legacy: Hudson River Steamboats Join Allynne Lange, Curator of the Hudson River Maritime Museum, for an illustrated history talk about Robert Fulton’s development of the steamboat. This lecture is presented by the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in partnership with the Greater Cornwall Quadricentennial Committee and the Cornwall Presbyterian Church at the Church Fellowship Hall, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson (right down the road from Painter’s Tavern.) Suggested donation: $5, Museum and church members: $3 For information call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum’s website at www.hhnaturemuseum.org Tuesday, February 24, 7:30p.m. –A Quadricentennial Speaker Series: 1909: The Palisades Interstate Park and the River: Join Wes and Barbara Gottlock, authors of “New York’s Palisades Interstate Park,” to learn about the early years of this wonderful Hudson Valley resource. This lecture is presented by the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in partnership with the Greater Cornwall Quadricentennial Committee and the Cornwall Presbyterian Church at the Church Fellowship Hall, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson (right down the road from Painter’s Tavern.) Suggested donation: $5, Museum and church members: $3 For information call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum’s website at www.hhnaturemuseum.org.
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