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Check out these events happening this Spring in the Hudson Valley!

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“A Hard Knox Life”

at the New Windsor Cantonment Site

Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

 This event will explore the intricate relationship between a Revolutionary War power couple, Henry Knox and Lucy Flucker. Despite their unlikely wedding in Boston in 1774, Henry and Lucy remained devoted to each other throughout Knox’s service during and after the American Revolution.

This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. The New Windsor Cantonment Site is located at 374 Temple Hill Road in New Windsor NY.

Call (845) 561-1765 ext 22 for further information.

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“Hudson Valley Reading Festival”

at the FDR Presidential Library Henry A. Wallace Center

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

 The third annual reading festival is being presented by the FDR Presidential Library and the Friends of Poughkeepsie Public Library District. The event will be comprised of four sessions where authors of Hudson Valley books will talk about their books. Each event will be followed by a book signing. Copies of books will be for sale in the New Deal Store located in the Wallace Center.

This event is free and open to the public. The FDR Presidential Library is located at 4079 Albany Post Road (Route 9) in Hyde Park NY. Call (845) 486-7745 for more information.

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“Triple Play: Baseball at the Albany Institute”

at the Albany Institute of History and Art

This event runs from February 7th, 2015 until July 26th, 2015.

 This five month event involves three exhibitions about baseball! Showcased throughout the event is baseball memorabilia borrowed from regional fans, collectors, and museums. Also on display is “Play Ball! A History of Baseball in the Capital Region” which examines this Hudson Valley community’s tie to America’s Pastime

This event is on display until July 26th 2015. Regular admission rates do apply and can be found here. The Albany Institute of History and Art is located at 125 Washington Avenue in Albany NY. Visit albanyinstitute.org for more information.

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“Maple Sugar Tours Opening Day”

at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center

Special Event Opening Day Fun is on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 from 10:30am until 3:00pm.

 Roam the forest of Cornwall NY with museum educators and learn about maple sugaring now and in the past. Maple products and hot beverages will be for sale. New this season are adapted tours that run closer to museum buildings. Dress warmly. Please no dogs.

This event will occur regularly every Sunday and Saturday of March beginning on Saturday, February 28th.  Tours are 60 minutes long and begin every half hour. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children. The Outdoor Discovery Center is located at 174 Angola Road in Cornwall NY. For more information call (845) 534-5506.

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“New York’s Civil and Uncivil War”

A lecture by Dr. Robert Speigelman

at the Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 at 7:00pm

 Robert Spiegelman of Real-View Media LLC will discuss the intimate history and connection that the Hudson Valley – ranging from New York City to Upstate New York – has with the Civil War. Dr. Speigelman, a professor at various CUNY campuses, will re-examine the sometimes overlooked Civil War history that surrounds residents of the Hudson Valley.

This event is free and open to the public thanks to the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Speakers in the Humanities Program. The Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site is located at 29 Warburton Ave in Yonkers. Call (914) 965-4027 for more information.

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