The Library Partners with Leisler Institute & Gotham Center on Local History Talk on Native Americans

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 Dr. William A. Starna on Thursday, April 19 at 6pm at the library. William Starna is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the State University of New York, Oneonta. He is a long-time s...

Local History Speaker Series: The History of the Black Community in Hudson

Our next Local History Speaker series is a collaboration with the SBK Social Justice Center’s Barbershop Talks. “The History of the Black Community in Hudson” will take place in the Library's Community Room on Thursday, February 8 at 6pm. Local long-time Hudson residents will speak on their roots in and/or migration to Hudson. They will discuss remembrances of  the Hudson th...

Local History Speaker Series: Dr. Thomas Mounkhall on the Hudson River in a World History Context

We are pleased to welcome back Dr. Thomas Mounkhall to the library on Thursday, September 8 at 6pm and Sunday, September 11 at 4pm for a two part multimedia presentation as part of the library's Local History Speaker Series. Both presentations will highlight the Hudson River during two significant time periods. The first program (September 8) will cover the Hudson Valley fro...

Visit The Eleanor Restoration Exhibit at the History Room

The Eleanor is the last remaining "raceabout" sloop, a class of boats designed for speed. The Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration & Sailing Society Inc. are restoring the raceabout at the Hudson Riverfront Industrial Park building, and have made a very informative exhibit in the History Room, located at the back of the library. Learn more about this amazing boat being ...

Local History Speaker Series Welcomes Peter Jung

The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to welcome back Peter Jung to the library on Thursday, June 9th at 6:00pm as a guest speaker in the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker Series. Jung will offer a fascinating follow up presentation discussing the Art of the Hudson River School (1825-1875), specifically the local artists Sanford. R. Giffor...

Local History Speaker Series presents: An Evening of Reminiscence

The Hudson Area Library wants to hear your stories about early Hudson! The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library is excited to present an evening of local history featuring your personal stories, experiences and memories of years gone by as part of the Local History Speaker Series. This very special event will be held on Thursday, May 12 from 6-8pm, followed by l...

Local History Speaker Series Presents Brian Reid

The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to welcome Brian Reid to the library on Thursday, November 12 at 6:00pm as the guest speaker in the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker Series. Mr. Reid will discuss 200 years of ice yachting on the Hudson River including the origins, major sailors in the Hudson Valley and the history of the Hudson River ...

Norma Hart Has Passed Away

We have sad news to share. Norma Hart, longtime library supporter, Friend, and former librarian, has passed away. Many have fond memories of her in the Children’s Room, and to this day remember the library as 'Ms. Hart's Library.' Norma was also the visionary and creator behind the formation of the Library’s History Room Collection over 40 years ago. After being honored by th...

Local History Speaker Series Welcomes Arlene Levinson

The History Room Committee of the Hudson Area Library is pleased to welcome Arlene Levinson to the library on Thursday, September 10th at 6:00pm as the guest speaker in the Hudson Area Library’s Local History Speaker Series. Ms. Levinson will present the history of the Jewish community in Hudson from the late 1800’s and the founding of the Congregation Anshe Emeth. (more&hel...

History Room Summer Hours

From May 30th until September, the Hudson Area Library History Room will have limited hours. Tuesdays: 530pm-730pm Saturdays open every other weekend as follows: May 30, 10am-12pm June 13 & 27, 10am-12pm July 11 & 25, 10am-12pm August 8 & 22, 10am-12pm *Regular hours will resume in September OR By appointment