The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area has identified a series of themes to help interpret our heritage resources. These themes not only help to interpret individual heritage sites, but also provide interpretation within a larger regional perspective and encourage collaboration between related resources. These themes are reflected on our website as well as on all brochures and promotional materials.
The major themes of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area are as follows:
- Architecture: Uniquely-designed structures as well as sites designed by
- Corridor of Commerce: The region's significant role in industries and the industrial revolution on a
- Freedom and Dignity: Great Americans and social issues
shaped our nation.
- Art, Artists, and the Hudson River School: Works by
internationally-known artists as well as the studios, residences, and
galleries associated with the Hudson River School.
- Landscapes and Gardens: Featuring both formal gardens and
landscapes in addition to works by internationally-recognized landscape
- Revolutionary War: Battlefields, headquarters, and related
that highlight the Hudson Valley’s significant role in the Revolutionary
- Environment: Highlighting the natural resources, significant park lands,
and the Hudson Valley’s role as the birthplace of the modern