Happy Earth Day!

It is also vandalism wantonly to destroy or to permit the destruction of what is beautiful in nature, whether it be a cliff, a forest, or a species of mammal or bird. Here in the United States we turn our rivers and streams into sewers and dumping-grounds, we pollute the air, we destroy forests, and exterminate fishes, birds and mammals — not to speak of … read more


New Netherland: America’s Best Kept Secret

Dr. Charles Gehring of the New Netherland Institute participated in the TEDx program in 2014. His talk discusses the finding and translation of many documents dating from the beginning of New Netherland’s history. In this video, he also identifies and refutes commonly-held assumptions about the daily life of the colony, its governance, and its residents. If you missed his TEDx talk, it is available to … read more


Second Lecture in the Leisler Institute Series

Leisler Institute Lecture Series

The Jacob Leisler Institute, in cooperation with Hudson Area Library and the Gotham Center for New York History, will present Natives on the Land: American Indians in the Mid-Hudson Valley by William A. Starna on Thursday, April 19 at 6 pm at the library. William Starna is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the State University of New York, Oneonta. He is a long-time student of … read more