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19th Century Painters: Hudson River School


19th Century Painters: Hudson River School

From the 1820s through the end of the century, the natural wonders of the Hudson River Valley kindled one of the most significiant achievements in the nation's cultural history-the development of a style of painting that expressed the American character. In 1825 the dramatic scenery of the Hudson River Valley inspired a young artist, Thomas Cole, to create the first paintings of the American landscape in the new, Romantic style. What began as a casual group of painters eager to capture the beauty of upstate New York grew to become school of artist who traveled the country and even the world producing some of the masterpieces of American art. Paintings shown in this brochure can be seen in the Hudson River Valley at the indicated sites. If interested in receiving updates/newsletter on events in the Hudson River Valley, please provide email address on following form.
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Architectural Traditions in the Hudson River Valley


Architectural Traditions in the Hudson River Valley

The Hudson River Valley is known not only for its natural beauty but its architectural heritage. It was here that architects developed early residential styles, created mountain resorts, and designed spectacular riverside estates. America's first travel guides touted these architectural wonders 150 years ago. The invitation still holds: Visit the farmhouse of Dutch and French Huguenot settlers; tour the mansions and grounds along the river; and marvel at the creations of some of the country's greatest 19th-century architects.
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Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Brochure


Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Brochure

This brochure provides an introduction to Heritage Sites of the valley along with a comprehensive map of the region. If interested in receiving updates/newsletter on events in the Hudson River Valley, please provide email address on following form.
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Landscapes and Gardens in the Hudson River Valley


Landscapes and Gardens in the Hudson River Valley

The spirit of the Hudson River Valley lives not only in art and legend but also in the delicate balance of natural and human forces that have shaped the land. Together they create a special place where gardens and landscapes are both inspired and inspiring. Here you will find the views and vision that stimulated a national artistic movement, a model for land conservation practices, and historic gardens that shaped the American landscape design profession.
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The American Revolution in the Hudson River Valley


The American Revolution in the Hudson River Valley

The Hudson River Valley played a pivotal role in determining the outcome of the Revolutionary War. Here, Americans stymied British attempts in 1776-1783 to control the riverway and sever New England from the rest of the colonies. Here, Patriots boycotted British teas and other goods, accepted the Declaration of Independence, created the State of New York, and kept a sharp eye - or a heavy hand - on their Loyalist neighbors. Here along the Hudson, Americans stood fast and, after the turning point battles at Saratoga, set the stage for their ultimate victory at Yorktown and the British evacuation of North America south of Canada. If interested in receiving updates/newsletter on events in the Hudson River Valley, please provide email address on following form.
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