Posts by: Chris Pryslopski

New Hudson Valley lesson plans

The Hudson River Valley Institute is a robust resource for anyone who wants to encourage place-based learning. Our website, lectures, and biannual journal are enjoyed by enthusiasts, students, and teachers alike. With a new set of lesson plans we hope to make be even more valuable to K-12 teachers.

Favorite online resources

I recently made a slight error in choosing an image for publication (and wrote about it on New York History Blog. As I explained then, it was a minor error; I did not violate copyright law and both my caption and credit were accurate. The problem was that the image I chose was a photograph of the photograph that I had intended to use.

Landscape Gardens on the Hudson

I spent a portion of this past Saturday happily hiking through the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery under bright skies. The trees were at the height of their foliage and our guide proved as adept at winding her way through the cemetery’s 165-acre labyrinth of paths, knolls, and grottoes, as she was at tracing the region’s history in the names on the monuments there.