Columbia County History Events

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Special Events

Latest News from the Greenport Historical Society

Flyer for Greenport Historical Society June 2023.pdf

"The Raceabout Sloop Eleanor, Her History and Restoration" a presentation by Chris Hoppe, on June 15, 2023 at 6 PM at the Greenport Community Center, 500 Town Hall Drive, Hudson, NY

 Latest News from the Jacob Leisler Institute

Leisler Women June 2023.pdf

"Hoe woest de werelt" ["How Savage the World"]: The Role of Women In Lesler's Rebellion
Thursday, June 29, 6-7:30 PM by Dr. David Voorhees
in collaboration with the Hudson Area Library

Latest News from the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society

Please be sure to check out the latest newsletter from the RJHS:
  Roeliff Jansen Historical Society Newsletter 

Special Screenings will be presented on the following
FOUR Saturdays  from 10AM to 1PM

May 27th / July 1st /September 2nd / October 7th 

Check out the latest blog from the Hillsdale Historians:

Latest News from the Hudson Area Library History Room

Opening Reception for Hudson Area Library’s exhibition, From Elvis to Action Windows:
When SPOUT Brought Hudson Alive
May 11, 2023 at 6 PM

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On-Going Exhibits

Visit the Copake Town Hall, where the walls are lined with 200 years of history.  

This wonderful installation of stories, memorabilia, history, and art depicts significant facets of Copake history, such as the town’s lost buildings and businesses (the Copake Movie Theater, the Copake Pharmacy, the town’s Ice Industry), natural attractions (Bash Bish Falls), famous residents (The Astors of Copake), public monuments (The Copake Memorial Clock) and literary life  (Carroll Rheinstrom: The Man Who Sold Superman to the World is featured in a stand-alone panel and is the subject of a new book by Town Historian Howard Blue).

 The exhibit is the culmination of a multi-year effort by Blue, artist and graphic designer Peter “Nick” Frisch (who also designed the panels of the RJHS WWII exhibit), and longtime former Town Clerk Vana Hotaling, who contributed her deep knowledge of the town and its people. Visitors can tour the exhibit Monday-Thursday 8AM to 4PM and Saturdays 9AM to noon. Copake Town Hall is located at 230 Mountain View Rd.
© 2022 Chris Atkins and Lauren Letellier 

Exhibit panel explaining the history of Copake’s Movie Theater. A beautiful art-deco building, the theater opened in 1933 and was lost to arson in 1990