Hudson Valley 400th Anniversary, Panel 1
Historians spoke at a conference celebrating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage in 1609. Thomas Lewis showed slides… read more
Historians spoke at a conference celebrating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage in 1609.
Thomas Lewis showed slides during his talk “Revolutions on the Hudson.” He is the author of The Hudson: A History (Yale University Press; October 30, 2005).
Vernon Benjamin delivered his talk “The River and the Valley: A Symbiotic History.” He is the author of the forthcoming book, The Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to Woodstock.
The moderator was Thomas Wermuth, author of Rip Van Winkle’s Neighbors and co-editor of America’s First River: The History and Culture of the Hudson River Valley (State University of New York Press, 2009). After both presentations the panelists held a discussion with Professor Wermuth as there were no questions from members of the audience.
“America’s First River: Reflections on the Hudson” was the opening session of the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Conference “America’s First River: The Hudson.” It was held at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2009, in the visitors center of the FDR Presidential Library and Historic Site in Hyde Park. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Vernon Benjamin Adjunct Lecturer Marist College->History
- Thomas S. W. Lewis Professor Skidmore College->English
- Thomas S. Wermuth Director Hudson River Valley Institute
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