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Albany Congress
The Albany Congress met in Albany from June 19 to July 11, 1754. Holding daily meetings at the City Hall, official delegates from seven colonies considered strategies for Indian diplomacy and put forth the so-called Albany Plan of Union. The Albany meeting site pointed up Albany's function as the last outpost of European-style civilization before the frontier - a place where settlers, officials, and native peoples had and would continue to come together to consider items of mutual concern.
American Association for State and Local History
AASLH began in 1904 under the wing of the American Historical Association. Then called the Conference of State and Local Historical Societies, AASLH broke out on its own in December of 1940 to become the American Association for State and Local History. AASLH is still the only comprehensive national organization dedicated to the field at large. From its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, AASLH is proud to provide a home for those who work and volunteer in the field of state and local history.
American Rivers - Home
American Rivers is a national non-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting and restoring healthy natural rivers and the variety of life they sustain for people, fish, and wildlife. We deliver innovative solutions to improve river health; raise awareness among decision-makers; serve and mobilize the river conservation movement; and are collaborating with our partners to develop a national "river agenda," which will create a unified vision for improving river health across the country.
Atlas Index
Battles of the American Revolution
Bravearrow's Mohican Page
Site provides distinctive details about the Mohican tribes and customs. The site is broken down into several pages to make it easy to navigate. The break down of the website pages includes native Mohican words, an overview of the Mohican heritage, native woodland Indian customs and an overview of tribal history.
Brigade of the American Revolution
The Brigade is a non-profit living history association dedicated to recreating the life and times of the common soldier of the American War for Independence, 1775-1783. Members represent elements of all the armies then involved: Continental, Militia, British, Loyalist, German, French, Spanish, and Native American forces plus civilian men, women and children.
Colonial Albany
COLD SPRING-ON-HUDSON
This unique and quaint Historic Village , listed on the National Register of Historic Places, nestled in the heart of the Hudson Highlands mountain range and located on the east bank of the Hudson River, features breathtaking views from the newly rebuilt 100 x 100 foot dock. The village is situated in the westernmost side of Putnam County, and is within the greater township of Philipstown. In 1996 the village celebrated the 150th Anniversary of its incorporation (1846) as well as the 100th Anniversary of its Fire Department!
Columbia County, NY Historical Society.
The Columbia County Historical Society is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the history of Columbia County, NY. The Society owns and operates three historic properties, open to the public during the summer season, and a museum, open year-round.
Cross Roads and Cross Rivers: Diversity in Colonial New York
Dutchess County Tourism Promotion Agency.
Welcome to Scenic Dutchess County, NY, nestled in the Hudson River Valley, 90 minutes from New York City, and accessible by car, train, bus and air. With its abundance of historic landmarks, restaurants, festivals and natural scenic beauty, Dutchess County is the ideal place for day trips or longer getaways. It's 800 square miles of fascinating sites, lively events and breathtaking vistas. Explore Dutchess for any reason in any season.
D & H Canal Historical Society Home Page
Now celebrating our 36th year, the purpose of the D&H Canal Historical Society is to preserve, protect and perpetuate the unique history of the Delaware and Hudson Canal particularly in Ulster County.
Encyclopedia of New York State
The resource for study of New York State's History, Culture, Geography, Government, Business, and Politics at every educational level.
Fort Klock Historic Restoration & Indian Castle Chuch.
"New York in the Revolution."The 30 acre complex has original colonial farm structures with a 19th century schoolhouse and Blacksmith's Shop. Fort Klock receives no government funding, it is maintained by a SMALL group of dedicated volunteers.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library & Museum
Franklin Roosevelt's Safe Files, dating from 1933-1945, consist of formerly National Security Classified materials, mainly from the World War II period. The Safe Files include correspondence, reports, and memoranda concerning: the Manhattan Project, the Atlantic Charter and the United Nations, the O.S.S., the War, Navy, Treasury and State Departments, Germany, Japan, Italy, Russia, China, Great Britain and France, General George Marshall, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, Ambassador Averell Harriman, Admiral Ernest King and Harry Hopkins, as well as the American-British Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pacific War Council, and "Plan Dog".
Fort Montgomery
Friends of Clermont.
Clermont was designated a United States National Historic Landmark in 1973. Clermont is also an anchor in the Hudson River National Landmark District (designated in 1990), a twenty-mile stretch of riverfront land in northern Dutchess and southern Columbia counties Restored to its early twentieth-century appearance, Clermont's furnishings and airy pastoral landscapes and vistas reflect the continuum of a unique and vanishing way of life along the Hudson River.
GENERAL GEORGE CLINTON AT FORT MONTGOMERY
Gomez Mill House
NY State Parks
Homes For The People
Shelter was of immediate and constant concern for the people of colonial Albany. From the earliest days, house building was on-going and followed practical needs. After the initial framing and roofing, early Albany homes underwent constant adaptation and enlargement.
Hudson Valley.com
Imagine standing on a high cliff, overlooking Bear Mountain and the sweep of the Hudson River. You turn and gaze in all directions: at the deep blue sky, the rushing blue-green river, the steep emerald-clad hills. That's the Hudson River Valley.
Hudson Valley Community Calendar
This site is a link to all community event calendars that are posted on the web for the Hudson River Valley. Please visit this site if you are interested in searching for upcoming events to attend in the city/ town of your choice
Hudson Valley Historic Sites
Your complete guide to the Hudson Valley's historic attractions
Hudson Valley Network - Historic Sites - Huguenot Street Historic District
We Hope you will enjoy you virtual visit to the Hudson River Valley where you'll find the most friendly people, the most interesting places, the most fascinating activities, the most glorious landscape and the highest concentration of significant locations anywhere in America.
Indian Company of 1778
On a hot day in August, 1778 a fierce contest was fought between Patriot and British forces in the woods, fields and rock ledges of the Bronx, along the Westchester County border. Among the men who fought that day was a group of Native Americans who were formed into a special military unit; a unit that represented both the unique role of Native American warriors who fought in the Continental Army, and of the special bond of shared kinship and culture. This is their story.
Maps & Driving Directions
Get directions to any site in the Hudson River Valley
National Park Service - American Revolution
This is the official National Park Service American Revolution Web Site. Explore this truly revolutionary period that resulted in a new nation and new form of government. The events of 1775 through 1787 changed the course of history. The effects of the Revolution are still felt today around the world. Tour the places and view the objects that bring
Links to the Past
Is a cultural resource that allows you to search American past for specific events and people, for grants and assistance, and educational tools to help teach and learn more about the Hudson river valley.
Newburgh
Newburgh was originally settled by the Palatines from Germany, in 1708. In 1800 it was incorporated. The town is pleasantly situated on the bank of the river: the ground rising rapidly from the water's edge exhibits the place to great advantage from the stream, while its back part, three hundred feet high, commands a beautiful view of the river, the Highlands, the village of Fishkill opposite, and the surrounding fine country. This website goes into great detail about the founding of Newburghand what it has to offer the public historically.
Newburgh Address.
The year was 1783. Though the War had virtually ended in October of 1781 with Cornwallis' defeat at Yorktown, negotiations for a formal peace treaty had begun in Paris. On March 10 of 1783 a litany of mounting grievances by Continental army officers reached a crescendo. Complaints were many: arrears in pay, failure to settle food and clothing accounts and Congress' lack of action in making provisions for the life pension of half pay. This website allows navigation of scanned original copies of the newburgh address, it also goes into great detail about the great event.
Newburgh Architecture
"The City of Newburgh abounds with block after block of historic architecture. Established in 1973, the East End Historic District contains over 4000 buildings of historic interest."
Newburgh Timeline
Traces the historical events that occurred in Newburrgh in chronological order.
New York History Net.
Central New York State has a rich history, most especially notable for its contribution to the social and religious reform movements of the Nineteenth Century. Between Ohio and Massachusetts (most particularly between Rochester and Utica, New York) lived many of the leaders of the great reform movements whose contributions shaped the world of their time and dramatically altered the course of global events. This site was created to promote understanding of the many important events in the history of American Social Reform that will be celebrated in 1997 and 1998.
Newburgh Free Library: Hudson River Resource Center
Newburgh Free Library Web Site
Newburgh, NY
Newburgh, NY-Crawford House
New Netherland History
New York Council for the Humanities
New York's Forts
New York Index by Category - Are We There Yet?
Detailed website listing all features of New York state by category.
NY Historical Society
Welcome to News from New-York: updates from the Historical Society on acquisitions,collection materials, education and public programs.
New York State Archives Home Page
New York State Comprehensive Research Libraries History and Education Links
The Making of New York web site was hosted by the New York State Library from 1997 through April 15, 2003. The site was one element of a cooperative effort by New York's eleven Comprehensive Research Libraries (NYCRL) to create a New York State Digital Library.
New York State Library- Genealogy Main Page
The Local History and Genealogy Section is one of the busiest sections of the New York State Library. It is used by people who are tracing the history of their families, as well as by professional genealogical researchers, biographers and historians who are seeking information about the collective history of families or the domestic life of a period in American history. We welcome onsite researchers to use our large collection of family genealogies, local histories, DAR records, church records, census records, early newspapers on film, city directories, and other materials.
NY Research
The Making of New York web site was hosted by the New York State Library from 1997 through April 15, 2003. The site was one element of a cooperative effort by New York's eleven Comprehensive Research Libraries (NYCRL) to create a New York State Digital Library.
Orange County, NY Historians
Gives specific names and address of historians in each city and town located in Orange County.
Orange County, New York Local History and Genealogy
This website is a great resource in researching genealogy in orange county. It is associated with with both The American Genealogy and History Project and The American Local History Network. This website offers many different avenues to research your genealogy.
Pequot Indians
Compete and descriptive history of the Pequot Indians. The websites offers a multilayered informative description of the culture and history if the Pequot Indians.
City of Poughkeepsie
Our web site is designed to provide you with easily accessible information on the services provided by City government. It also contains information about area attractions and investment opportunities.
Poughkeepsie Photos
This page contains old photographs and engravings of early Poughkeepsie, New York. The photos shown on this page were submitted by our visitors. If you have photos you'd like to include in Poughkeepsie Photographs or in the Dutchess County Photo Album, send them to me. Include some descriptive text and the approximate year if you know it; jpg format is best.
Rensselaerswyck
Rhinebeck, New York
Welcome to the beautiful and historic Town and Village of Rhinebeck, New York. Rhinebeck is located in northern Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. Rhinebeck has much to offer and within these pages you will find a variety of information from local government, business, history and more.
State and Local Government on the Net
Provides on line resources to identify representatives in the state of New York. The web page provides links to State, County and Local officials.
State and Local History
Tivoli Bays Archaeological Sites
The Tivoli Bays provide an unusually interesting setting for long term archeological and ecological research projects. In the middle Hudson Valley this combination of islands, large embayments, wetlands, high bluffs and upland creeks is almost unique. The present-day abundance and diversity of wild plants and animals, both terrestrial and aquatic, has probably existed for at least 1000 years.
US Army Center Of Military History
This site is a detailed bibliography of all the sources that can be researched concerning the continental Army during the Revolutionary war.
VIRTUAL TRIP of the Hudson Valley
The view presented on leaving the city of New York, on our voyage up the river to Albany, is grand and extensive; embracing in the direction of the sea, parts of Long Island, and Staten Island, and the Narrows, with the fortifications on the two former, commanding the latter, and the strong fortifications guarding the approach to the city upon Governor's, Bedlows and Ellis islands. The bay of New York spreads to the southward, and is about eight miles long, and from one and a half to five and a half broad. It is one of the finest harbours in the world, generally open for vessels at all seasons of the year, the currents being so strong that the most severe winters rarely obstruct it with ice for more than a few days.
Culinary Institute Of America
Get a taste of what our college is all about by navigating this Web site. Then follow up with a visit to campus. There really is no better way to get a sense of what it is like to be a student here. Everywhere you turn, you will see our core values of excellence, leadership, professionalism, ethics, and respect for diversity in action. And you will be surrounded by the enthusiasm and passion for food and cooking that we all share.
Ulster County Development Corporation
Ulster County is centrally located in New York's historic Hudson Valley, well-connected to commerce, culture, advanced technology and transportation. Business and industry benefit from our proximity to major markets, easy access to the best and brightest work force, attractive incentives, the full support of government, and an exceptional quality of life. Ulster County is a natural place to do business - a perfect blend of work and play.
Rensselaer County Historical Society:
The Rensselaer County Historical Society and Museum is a dynamic not-for-profit educational organization established in 1927 to connect local history and heritage with contemporary life. The Rensselaer County Historical Society strives to enrich the present and advocate for the future by bringing the region's past to life, recognizing every face and every story. In pursuit of this mission, we collect, preserve, study, interpret and make accessible a broad variety of objects and documents, and conduct educational programs to inspire public enthusiasm for the past. Situated in the downtown Second Street Historic District in Troy, New York, the museum fulfills its mission from two adjacent 19th century townhouses -- the historic and architecturally significant Hart-Cluett House, which serves as a house museum, and the Carr Building, which houses programmatic and research functions. RCHS offers visitors and members a wide range of tours, exhibitions, educational programs and an extensive local history research library.
Rensselaer County Website:
Welcome to Rensselaer County website, your community on the internet. Here you will find valuable information about Rensselaer County, New York, including restaurants, shopping, hotels, local businesses, transportation, real estate, public services and coupons. All this information is presented in an easy to use format.
Rensselaer County Online
Welcome to Rensselaer County's Internet home page. If you live here, we hope you are able to access the services you need, and if you don't live here we hope you have similar good fortune and encourage you to come visit us...who knows...you may decide to stay. The county slogan, Life Looks Good from Here, is consistent with our identity. We are an excellent place to live, to work, to shop, to raise a family, and yes, to start a business. The economic, educational, and recreational opportunities to be found in our County are second to none. And our refreshing blend of rural and hi-tech influences makes us truly appealing.
Hudson Valley Tourism Sites
COLD SPRING-ON-HUDSON
This unique and quaint Historic Village , listed on the National Register of Historic Places, nestled in the heart of the Hudson Highlands mountain range and located on the east bank of the Hudson River, features breathtaking views from the newly rebuilt 100 x 100 foot dock. The village is situated in the westernmost side of Putnam County, and is within the greater township of Philipstown. In 1996 the village celebrated the 150th Anniversary of its incorporation (1846) as well as the 100th Anniversary of its Fire Department!
Colonial Albany
Cross Roads and Cross Rivers: Diversity in Colonial New York,
Dutchess County Tourism Promotion Agency
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library & Museum
Franklin Roosevelt's Safe Files, dating from 1933-1945, consist of formerly National Security Classified materials, mainly from the World War II period. The Safe Files include correspondence, reports, and memoranda concerning: the Manhattan Project, the Atlantic Charter and the United Nations, the O.S.S., the War, Navy, Treasury and State Departments, Germany, Japan, Italy, Russia, China, Great Britain and France, General George Marshall, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, Ambassador Averell Harriman, Admiral Ernest King and Harry Hopkins, as well as the American-British Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pacific War Council, and "Plan Dog".
Fort Klock Historic Restoration & Indian Castle Chuch.
The 30 acre complex has original colonial farm structures with a 19th century schoolhouse and Blacksmith's Shop. Fort Klock receives no government funding, it is maintained by a SMALL group of dedicated volunteers.
Fort Montgomery
Friends of Clermont.
Clermont was designated a United States National Historic Landmark in 1973. Clermont is also an anchor in the Hudson River National Landmark District (designated in 1990), a twenty-mile stretch of riverfront land in northern Dutchess and southern Columbia counties Restored to its early twentieth-century appearance, Clermont's furnishings and airy pastoral landscapes and vistas reflect the continuum of a unique and vanishing way of life along the Hudson River.
Gomez Mill House
Historic NY State Parks
Hudson Valley.com
Imagine standing on a high cliff, overlooking Bear Mountain and the sweep of the Hudson River. You turn and gaze in all directions: at the deep blue sky, the rushing blue-green river, the steep emerald-clad hills, that's the Hudson River Valley.
Hudson River Valley Ramble
Through more than 100 guided outdoor experiences, the Hudson River Valley Ramble lets you explore the vast riches of the Hudson River Valley Heritage Area.
Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area's official website provides information on approximately 90 Hudson River Valley Heritage Sites you can view them select sites by region and interest.
Maps & Driving Directions
Get directions to any site in the Hudson River Valley.
National Park Service - American Revolution
This is the official National Park Service American Revolution Web Site. Explore this truly revolutionary period that resulted in a new nation and new form of government. The events of 1775 through 1787 changed the course of history. The effects of the Revolution are still felt today around the world.
Historic River Towns of Westchester
This site provides a calendar of events, a list of historic sites in the area, and information about dining and lodging in Westchester.
Hudson Valley Tourism
This site provides information about activities throughout the 10 counties comprising the Hudson River Valley.
Troy's Victorian Stroll:
The annual holiday tradition which transforms the historic streets of downtown Troy into a magical stage of song, dance, and family enjoyment the Troy Victorian Stroll is set to happen for the 25th time on Sunday, December 2, 2007.The Troy Victorian Stroll marks its 25th year as the region's premier free holiday event. All afternoon --from 11 am to 5:00 pm-- Troy's historic downtown will offer more than 100 free attractions, including the region's top performers - musicians, dancers, magicians, and storytellers. There will be rides, refreshments, a craft show and much more set in the historic beauty of Victorian downtown Troy. Throughout the afternoon, Troy's fine shops, boutiques and galleries will be open for holiday shopping. If you're hungry, make sure to stop into many of Troy's best eateries or for a quick bite, visit our food court located next to City Hall.
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