Rivertowns of Westchester Teacherhostel™ The Rivertowns, Sleepy Hollow, and the Rockefellers

Date: July 21, 2008 - July 25, 2008

Locations: Sleepy Hollow to Hastings-on Hudson
Contact Hours: 40
Cost: $245 (includes five lunches and one dinner)
Cutoff Date: June 21
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Experience the Hudson River from colonial times to the present.  Meet the authors, scholars, and curators who preserve its legacy and tell its story.  Learn about the Dutch, slavery, Washington Irving, Hudson River art, the Gilded Age, and the Rockefellers.  See how the ecology changed over the centuries and learn about the plans and ideas for the future.  Debate the challenges of the new construction.  The program combines art, archaeology, ecology, history, literature and provides a testament to the efforts of small rivertowns to maintain their heritage and identity into the 21st century.

7/21 –  Hudson River History Symposium, Hastings-on-Hudson Library, Orr Room (9:00-5:00)
10:00 The Lenape: Ira Hauptman, SUNY New Paltz
11:00 “The Croton Aqueduct,” Friends of the Croton Aqueduct
1:00 “The Hastings’ Waterfront,” Stuart Cadenhead, Friends of Hastings’ Historic Waterfront
2:00 “Hudson River Art,” Ken Maddox, Newington-Cropsey House
3:00 “The African American Migration to North: A Case Study” Fred Opie, Marist College
4:00 “The Rockefeller Legacy,” the Rockefeller Archives

7/22 – Tuesday, Hastings-on-Hudson and Dobbs Ferry (9:00-8:00)
9:00 Hastings-on-Hudson Historical Society
10:30 Newington-Cropsey House: house and gallery tour
12:00 Museum in the Street walk and lunch
1:30 The American Revolution: A Local Story
2:30 Croton Aqueduct: Overseer’s Cottage and Guided Walk
7:00 “Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape.” Rob Yasinsac, author Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape

7/23 – Wednesday, Tarrytown/Irvington (9:00-8:00)
9:00 Lyndhurst
1:00 Sunnyside
2:30 Irvington Historical Society and bus tour
6:00 Hudson River Cruise with the Riverkeeper (from Tarrytown)

7/24 – Thursday, Sleepy Hollow (9:00-6:30)
9:00 Rockefeller Park Preserve: Guided Tour
10:30 Philipsburg Manor
3:30 Old Dutch Burial Ground
4:30 Old Dutch Burial Ground and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Tour
5:30 Tarrytown Lighthouse and the General Motors Plant Site: River Communities from the Industrial Age to the 21st Century

7/25 – Friday: Rockefeller (10:00-5:30)
10:00 Kykuit
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Stone Barn
2:30 Rockefeller Archives
3:30 Union Church
4:30 Kendal-on-Hudson: Riverfront Life in the 21st Century

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