The Hudson River: The Left Bank Experience (Dutchess and Ulster)

Date: July 16, 2007 - July 19, 2007

Location: From Mohonk Lodge to the Catskill Mountain House Contact Hours: 30
Cost: $195
Cutoff Date: June 16
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Experience the Hudson River from colonial times to the present. Meet the curators of the historic sites in Greene and Ulster Counties. Learn about colonial settlements, the American Revolution, slavery, the Civil War, and afterwards. Stand where the Hudson River painters stood and enjoy the views from the great hotels of the 19th century and the present. See how the ecology was changed over the centuries and learn abut the geology of the region. The program combines art, history, ecology, and politics and is fun.

July 16: Coxsackie, Catskill, Hudson


  • 9:00 Greene County Historical Society: Welcome and Overview
    Curriculum Workshop: Slavery, Hands-on activities
  • 2:15 Thomas Cole House: talk, tour, self-guided tour
  • 6:00 Olana: Saving a Scenic View


July 17: Mountain Top Historical Society
9:00 All day bus tour with Bob Guildersleeve to the sites of the
Hudson River artists including the Catskill Mountain House and presentations by:

“The Ecology of the Watershed,” Aaron Bennett, Catskill Center
“The Geology of the Watershed,” Bob Titus, Hartwick College
“The Forestry of the Watershed,” Michael Kudish

July 18: Kingston


  • 9:00 Walking Tour with the Friends of the Fred Johnson Museum
    Senate House
  • 1:15 Roundout Lighthouse
  • Hudson River Maritime Museum
    “The Ecology of the Hudson River,” Steve Stanne, Hudson River Estuary Program
    Hudson River Cruise with the Riverkeeper


July 19: New Paltz


  • 9:00 Huguenot Village: Tour and Curriculum Workshop
    Orientation in the French Church and the tour of colonial houses Hands-on Artifact Activity
  • 1:00 “African-Americans and the Civil War,” A.J. Williams-Meyers, SUNY
    New Paltz
  • 2:30 D&H Canal: Tour, Walk, and Curriculum Workshop
  • 4:00 Mohonk Lodge: Barn Tour, House talk, nature walk


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