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Presentation of the Hudson River Railway Tour application from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area! It' like having the Hudson Valley in your pockets! New York City and Albany offer a rich historical, natural and cultural city. There is no better way to see all this than by rail through the Hudson Valley.
The new free Hudson River Rail Tours application lets you explore what's behind the railroad windows.... and beyond. Created by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, in collaboration with the National Park Service, this portable application will introduce you to palaces, beacons, villas and more. A part guidebook, part audiotour, the application not only highlights these marvels on the water - it will help you schedule your visit to the historical, nature and culture sights near Hudson Valley Spots.
Finding places that match important local issues such as Freedom & Dignity, Nature & Culture and Trade Corridor. "The Hudson " sound show - hear tales of the pirate, ice-boat, Indian and much more as you view the universe from the windows. Look, look, just reading.... then get out and discover the Hudson Valley!
To administer a cultural legacy and request visitor racks, please send an e-mail to Dan Jeanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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William & Mary are organizing a year of commemorative get-togethers and cultural programs to commemorate 100 years of coeducation, so we are inviting you to join us on a journey to the Hudson River Valley from June 11-16, 2018 to immerse yourself in the beauties and histories of this place that has left its mark on so many exceptional people.
Dr. Jennifer Putzi, W&M Associate and Scientist in US Literary and Gender Research, will lead the group. A hundred years ago, in the early 1917s, the United States invaded WWI, and for Eleanor Roosevelt, spouse of Deputy Naval Secretary and the next Presidential Director Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the statement of military action permitted her to re-enter a civil society that she had sorely lacked in the desperate search for the babies she had brought up.
Thrown herself into the warmongering, helped organise the Red Cross, volunteered at the Red Cross cafeteria in Washington, D.C., and visited injured seamen in wards. Before Roosevelt started having a picnic on the eastern shore of Fall-Kill Crèek in Duchess County, New York, and many more, she kept up with her boyfriends, families and politicians in Val-Kill, the colonial house she had constructed in the same place.
However, her existence was in the Hudson River Valley and she could continue her family's attendance until the end of the seventeenth year. When, after her husband's deaths in 1945, she finally relocated to Val-Kill, she began founding UNICEF, chair of the Human Rights Commission and the publication of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
To Roosevelt, her love of cause and tranquility has always been linked to her home in the Hudson River Valley. "The Val-Kill is the place where I was and grew," she said. "In Val-Kill, I showed up as an individual." Eleanor Roosevelt has long intrigued me and I've been thinking about Blanche Wiesen Cook's beautiful three-volume autobiography of the former First lady.
I have always wondered what the lands of the Hudson River Valley would look like and what it would be like to be Eleanor Roosevelt, grown up in this rare environment, while I always wanted to see what she could do with and for herself in the whole state. I thought it was wonderful that Val-Kill offered her both a home away from home in the Hudson Valley and a place to be herself - to spend more of her free times with close girlfriends, to read, writing and planning ways to make a difference in the underworld.
More about Val-Kill and his place in her live I learnt from Emily Herring Wilson's latest novel "The Three Graces of Val-Kill": in the place they have made their own." Val-Kill is what Wilson describes as "a daring experiment" in women's affairs and places it at the heart of Roosevelt's progressively more political agenda.
So Val-Kill is a big topic for me when I think about our Hudson River Valley ride next June. I am also excited to visit Steepletop, home of Edna St. Vincent Millay, and live at Mohonk Mountain House, a luxurious area. After all, it is important to me that our journey also documents the life of those who have not left the kind of traces in the regional architectural and scenic environment that Roosevelt, Millay and Beatrix Farrand, the talented architects and landscaper, have at their disposal.
Sojourners Truth lived the first 30 years of her lifetime as an enslaved lady in Ulster County, New York. In the Hudson River Valley there are many more of these "hidden figures", among them Mary Jemison, who was borne on board the William & Mary during the voyage of her parent across the Atlantic.
While we, William & Mary graduates, our families and our boyfriends are travelling the Hudson River Valley, I can't look forward to telling you any more astonishing sentiments. For more information and to sign up for this tour, visit the Journeys website.