Posts About: Culture

What’s Hugo’s Story?

What’s Hugo’s story? Let’s back up. The real question was, “What is the story of the New Paltz Huguenots, and how could I break it down so kids got it?” It’s the first question I pondered upon becoming Historic Huguenot Street’s school programming coordinator. I had taught for years so I was used to asking those kinds of questions.

What’s new with THV?

We don’t usually flog our own events on the blog, but it seemed like time for a round up. Hope to see you soon.

Happy Holidays from THV!

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!

Hudson Valley Youth Featured in International Film Festival

Friday, Nov. 4, Spark Media Project’s Reel Expressions International Youth Film Festival at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie.

Newburgh’s Downing Park

Downing Park is a gem nestled in the heart of the City of Newburgh. Its rolling hills and winding paths provide an oasis from the stress of city life. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, to honor their friend and mentor, Andrew Jackson Downing….

“Life Happens Around Food”

Help your students “discover real food” with Julie Cerny of the Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm during this summer’s institute! Read on for information about the Sylvia Center, farm education, and Cerny’s favorite seasonal recipe.

Gravesite Ceremony, Home of FDR NHS
Memorial Day 2016

Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites’ superintendent uses Memorial Day to talk about the importance of place and to explore FDR’s commitment to his Hyde Park home, conservation, and our national parks.

Students Inspired by the Hudson River

The Hudson has inspired generations of writers and artists. We’re thrilled to continue that legacy with a poem by a third grader at Walden ES, Orange County, and a photo from a high school student at Newburgh Free Academy.

Bannerman Island Voices
Whispers from the castle keep

Imagine growing up in a castle in the middle of the Hudson River. Imagine your dad rowing you 1,000 feet to the Fishkill shore. There, you would cross four sets of railroad tracks, looking both ways to make sure a train wasn’t coming, scramble ….

Writing About Place: Winning 3rd grade poems

Readers for this year’s Writing About Place contest gave top elementary school scores to Valerie Nielson’s lyrical description of the Wallkill River and Asa Miller’s tasty poem about Fishkill Farms. Read them here.