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Hudson History Bus Tour


Nov 10, 2019
01:00 PM until 04:00 PM


On Sunday, November 10, 1:00 – 4:00 pm the Hudson Area Library’s bus tour of the historic buildings, people, scandals, and moments in Hudson’s history is having a fall edition! It is a fundraiser in support of the Hudson Area Library’s History Room. Ticket purchases will support the preservation, archiving and digitizing of items in the library’s special collections pertaining to the histories of the City of Hudson, and towns of Greenport and Stockport.


The tour begins and ends at Hudson Brewing Company at 99 South 3rd St. in Hudson and members of the tour will receive a free drink ticket as part of the tour cost. The bus will leave at 1pm and travel through the streets of Hudson. Leading the tour is inimitable library History Room researcher John Craig (a Hudson fixture and according to the Gossips of Rivertown: “a tenacious researcher”). He will be accompanied by former Hudson Mayor Richard F. Tracy, who will also drive the tour bus. These two gentlemen will regale tour-goers with the real history of Hudson, the oldest city in the United States.

Established by whalers and merchants from Nantucket and New Bedford, Hudson has had many incarnations: as a safe harbor for maritime commerce, an industrial city with foundries, mills, cement plants, and factories; and then as a city valuing its history and historic architecture attracting retailers, writers, and other artists to the city. Hudson today is a city of many communities with economic, cultural, and racial diversity, that are debating through democratic means how the city should be defined, how it can best take care of its residents, and how it can thrive in its next iteration today and in the future.

Brenda Shufelt, the library’s program director said, “From my experience at the Hudson Area Library, especially in planning our History Room talks and exhibitions, locals, new residents, and visitors love the history of Hudson. It seems everyone who has a connection to Hudson values its amazing, colorful, and rich history. All are welcome on this tour, which will prove to be informative and entertaining!”

Tickets are $60, in honor of the library’s 60th birthday. Seating is limited. For more information visit the library’s website. To purchase tickets online, click here. Or register by emailing, calling 518-828-1792 x101, or visiting the main desk in the library.




View map Hudson Brewing Company
99 South Front Street
Hudson, NY

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