Coming Up

Writing About Place 
Submission deadline: Nov. 15

THV wants students to tell us about places in the Hudson Valley that have special meaning for them. Any student, grades K-12, living and/or attending school in the 11-county Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is eligible to participate. Details.


Vanderbilt Mansion Holiday Open House
Sun., Dec. 3, 10 am – 8 pm

After missing a year due to ongoing renovations, the mansion will once again be decked out for the holidays. Free admission, self-guided tours, and 20% off in the museum shop. Details.


Monday, Dec. 4, Hyde Park
Teaching about wildlife migration

Learn more about eels, bald eagles, striped bass, and sturgeon — their habitats and how to teach about them in active ways. Join the Hudson River Estuary Program (NYS DEC) and THV for their annual daylong series of workshops for teaching about the estuary in schools and non-formal settings.  Read more.


Now Available to buy
Nat Geo’s Giant Map of NYS

National Geographic is transitioning from rentals to sales. We understand the NYS map will cost $775 plus shipping and handling. Details: GiantMaps@ngs.org. Maps can be borrowed from Cornell’s Institute for Resource Information Sciences and the NY Geographic Alliance.


Photos, from the top

  • Student writers, Bill Urbin, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, National Park Service.
  • Glass eels by Leon Liao submitted to National Geographic’s “Your Shot,” 2012.
  • National Geographic’s room-size map, Bill Urbin, NPS