Launched in 2003, TEACHING THE HUDSON VALLEY (THV) helps educators discover, appreciate, and share the region’s natural, historic, and cultural treasures with children and youth. THV fosters collaboration among schools, museums, parks, historic sites, art galleries, libraries, and other groups.

THV’s growing collection of free K-12 lesson plans uses significant Valley sites to teach virtually all subjects. Our grant programs help make it easier for teachers to get students out of the classroom and into the community. And, our summer institute and other programming offer rare opportunities for school and informal educators to meet and exchange ideas.



Photo by Bill Urbin
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites
National Park Service

In 1996, Congress designated the Hudson River Valley a National Heritage Area in order to recognize, preserve, protect, and interpret its nationally significant cultural, historic, and natural resources.

The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, one of more than 40 throughout the country, encompasses some four million acres from Saratoga to Westchester.

Teaching the Hudson Valley is one of the programs designed to help carry out the purpose of the Heritage Area.

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