The Mid-Hudson Experience, includes Teaching Hudson Valley Conference, Beacon, Fishkill, and Poughkeepsie

Date: July 27, 2009 - July 31, 2009

Mid-Hudson Quadricentennial Teacherhostel™
Location: Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park, Beacon, Fishkill, East Fishkill
Contact Hours: 45
Cutoff Date: June 15, 2009
Cost: $295 (includes five lunches and two dinners)
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Celebrate the heritage of the Hudson River Valley in Dutchess County during the Quadricentennial. This Teacherhostel™ is built around the annual Teaching Hudson Valley Conference and is designed to provide you the best of both worlds. For three days the participants will be immersed in the history of three communities in the region: Poughkeepsie, Beacon, and Fishkill/East Fishkill. For two days the participants will be part of the Teaching Hudson Valley conference at the Wallace Conference Center, Hyde Park and on field trips. Although the details of those two days are not available at this time, participants can be assured of a program of 45 contact hours.

Monday, July 27, Poughkeepsie
9:00 Welcome and overview: Peter Feinman, IHARE
The Poughkeepsie Story: George Lukacs, Poughkeepsie City Historian
10:00 Locust Grove House Tour
11:15 Locust Grove Walking Tour
12:30 Lunch with Locust Grove Education Curator
2:00 Maple Grove Tour
3:00 Springside Landscape Restoration Tour
4:30 Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery Trolley Tour
6:30 Dinner: Grand View on the Hudson/Grand View Restaurant
7:30 Poughkeepsie: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Nancy Cozean, former Mayor

Tuesday, July 28: Teaching Hudson Valley Conference, Wallace Center, Hyde Park
(the program has not yet been determined by the National Park Service)
4:30 Teaching the Roosevelts, Jeff Urbin, National Park Service
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Franklin Roosevelt: A British Perspective, Ray Raymond, SUNY and USMA

Wednesday, July 29: Teaching Hudson Valley Conference Field Trips
(the field trips have not yet been determined by the National Park Service)

Thursday, July 30: East Fishkill Historical Society
9:00 Early Dutch Settlement in the Mid-Hudson Valley, Malcolm Mills, Executive Director, East Fishkill Historical Society
10:00 The One-Room School House, Addison Groht, Schoolmaster, East Fishkill Historical Society
10:30 Brinckerhoff-Pudney-Palen House Tour
11:00 Dutch House Tour (private residence)
12:00 lunch
1:00 Fishkill Walking tour
2:00 Fishkill Reformed Church Tour
3:00 Van Wyck Homestead Museum Tour and education program review

Friday, July 31 Beacon
9:00 Dennings Point, A Hudson River Story: Jim Heron, The Beacon Institute
10:00 Dennings Point Walk: Jim Heron
11:15 Mount Beacon talk/slide show
12:15 lunch
1:30 Madam Brett Homestead Tour
3:00 Mount Gulian Historic Site tour and workshop

For further information contact IHARE at 914-939-9071 or email us at: