Lower Hudson Teacherhostel™: The War, Art, Ecology, and Stories

Date: July 19, 2008

Location: Garrison and vicinity
Contact Hours: 7
Cost: $95 (lunch included)
Cutoff Date: June 19
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Experience the art, ecology and history of the Garrison, New York, area. Participants will walk the preserved roads from colonial times, stand at the redoubts constructed to thwart the British during the American Revolution, hear the stories of the Hudson Highlands, and see the art that glorified a river.

9:00 Old Road Society: Eric Wagner, Bird Bottle Inn, 1751 Route 9
Following a talk about the efforts to preserve and maintain the roads of the colonial era, we will walk on the old dirt roads that once were the post roads and where many people live to this very day.

11:00 North and South Redoubts: Jim Johnson, Marist College
Led by former West Point Colonel and American Revolution historian, we will walk to the redoubts which were constructed during the American Revolution to prevent the British from moving north.

1:00 Lunch: The Garrison Terrace Grill

2:00 Lower Hudson Symposium at the Alice Curtis Desmond and Hamilton Fish Library

The speakers will review the ecology, history, and stories of Hudson River Highlands.

“Cultural Encounters in Colonial Times: The Legacy,” Laurence Hauptman, SUNY New Paltz
“The Hudson River,” Fran Dunwell, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
“Stories of the Highlands,” Jonathan Kruk, storyteller

For further information contact IHARE at 914-939-9071 or email us at: contact@ihare.org