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Evening Talk: Women in Hudson Valley History
March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join the NCHS for an evening of Hudson River Valley history as presented by Vernon Benjamin, author of “The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War” and “The History of the Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times.” Mr. Benjamin will focus his talk on women in Hudson Valley History.
Vernon Benjamin is an adjunct lecturer in Hudson Valley history, art history and writing at Marist College, and had taught at Bard College as well. He holds a B. A. in Sociology from Siena College and an M.A. in English Literature from LIU Post. He was a journalist for 15 years and an aide to Assemblyman Maurice Hinchey in the New York State legislature from 1982-92. He currently serves as Special Operations Coordinator for his hometown of Saugerties, New York. More than twenty excellent works have been written about the Hudson River, but this is the only comprehensive, narrative, critical history of the entire Hudson Valley.
Sam Roberts of The New York Times called Benjamin’s work “a model for how to enliven geography, anthropology and biography and weave them into a microcosmic account of America.”
Registration is recommended, but all are welcome to attend. Please register by calling Cassie Ward at 914-238-4666 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Includes: Program, self-guided tours, and wine & cheese.
Recommended Donation: $10.00