Happy holidays and best wishes for a peaceful new year from THV. We hope you enjoy these winter scenes by Woodstock artist Harry Gottlieb (1895-1992). Keep teaching the Hudson Valley!
Bear Mountain State Park is an enjoyable place to visit and explore. The Park offers many activities including hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, and ice skating. And, kids will definitely love to explore the Trailside Museums and Zoo.
Activities and lessons commemorating adoption of the UDHR can be especially meaningful in the Hudson Valley because of Eleanor Roosevelt’s lead role in drafting and securing its passage.
Mariama Dabo, a fifth grader at Hawk Meadow Montessori in Poughkeepsie, researched and created the newest Junior Ranger activity book for the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (ELRO).
James Baird State Park is a second home to me. I have been hiking this park with my dogs for 15 years. …. I have seen wildlife while hiking there: wild turkeys, coyotes, pheasants, deer, red trail hawks, and an owl.
Courageous Writers: Hyde Park is an anthology of site-based, history-inspired work by young writers. The letter and poem reprinted here were prompted by students’ contemplation of the lives of servants who cared for the Vanderbilt and Roosevelt estates — and their residents.
Friday, Nov. 4, Spark Media Project’s Reel Expressions International Youth Film Festival at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie.
On a rainy night in early March, I set out with my husband to befriend the amphibians in our neighborhood. Since settling into our home the previous winter, we were out of tune with nature’s happenings as we focused on fixing up our tired old house. Last winter I read The Incidental Steward by Akiko Busch with THV’s online book group….
Fall is a great time for farm-to-school activities. Students throughout the Valley visit orchards and pumpkins patches. Bringing the farm to school is another way to help kids understand where food comes from. A Columbia County farmer shares suggestions and offers a workshop.
The town of Poughkeepsie’s highest point is at Peach Hill Park — some 159-acres of open space landscape built on a former fruit orchard that operated for 50 years.