The Hudson River Valley Institute

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We’ve begun a blog that will also serve as our new “press center.” You will find posts about events here as well as more informal writing about our mission and progress here, written by the staff and interns of The Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College.

As the center for the study of the Hudson River Valley, HRVI is the central hub for information about the region that gives it its name. As an arm of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (HRVNHA), the HRVI is increasing public awareness of America’s First River’s significant role in the history of New York and the United States. For example, it is leading the HRVNHA’s commemoration of the 225th Anniversary of the American Revolution. HRVI serves heritage tourists, scholars, elementary and secondary school educators, environmental organizations, the business community, and the general public seeking to know more about a region that has been called “the Landscape that defined America.” Its Associates and interns use an interdisciplinary approach to produce new scholarly research and writing about the region that becomes content on HRVI’s Digital Library. The web site also serves as a portal to other sources of information from libraries to historical societies to historic sites. Marist College is fully committed to having the Hudson River Valley Institute draw people–electronically and physically–from around the world to the Hudson River Valley to experience its scenic, cultural, economic, and historic resources.

A top-rated academic institution with a distinguished regional studies program and a national reputation for technology leadership, Marist College is uniquely suited to house the Hudson River Valley Institute and to develop its innovative Digital Library and Portal Site. Located on the banks of the Hudson River midway between Albany and New York City, it is also ideally situated for fostering the work of the Institute throughout the region. To develop the Hudson River Valley Institute, Marist College has committed its advanced digital technology resources and expertise; campus facilities to conduct the Institute’s work; and the talent of distinguished regional scholars on its faculty.

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