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"The Stream Will Have Its Course"

2019 Handel-Krom Lecture in Hudson River Valley History

Oct 15, 2019

lecture postcard including one of Thomas Cole's paintings of the Catskill Creek

View on the Catskill – Early Autumn, Thomas Cole, 1836-37. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift in Memory of Jonathan Sturges by his children, 1895: 95.13.3

“The Stream Will Have Its Course”: Thomas Cole, The Hudson River Valley, and the Paintings of Catskill Creek
Dr. H. Daniel Peck
The 2019 Handel-Krom Lecture in Hudson River Valley History
Wednesday, October 16
7:00 p.m.
Nelly Goletti Theatre

Dr. H. Daniel Peck, the John Guy Vassar, Jr., Professor Emeritus of English at Vassar College, specializes in nineteenth-century American literature. His talk will focus on his most recent book, Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek, produced in association with an exhibit he curated at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, which will remain open through November 3, 2019. Peck has written extensively on Henry David Thoreau and James Fenimore Cooper, including Thoreau’s Morning Work and The Pastoral Moment in Cooper’s Fiction.

The Handel-Krom Lecture Series in Hudson River Valley History was established through the generosity of community leaders Shirley and Bernard Handel and Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert A. Krom, US Army, Retired to promote knowledge and appreciation for the rich history of this unique and important region of America.

Please RSVP by October 11 to 845-575-3052 or