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Hudson Fulton Celebration 1909

Hudson Area Library

The Hudson-Fulton Celebration was held from September 25 through October 9, 1909 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the discovery of the Hudson River and the 100th anniversary of Robert Fulton's invention of the steamboat. Cities and towns along the Hudson River participated in the celebration.

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Erma DeWitt Photographs

Elting Memorial Library - Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection

Erma DeWitt was born on September 27th, 1907. Though originally from Long Island, she eventually moved to New Paltz, NY, where she met her husband Dr. Virgil DeWitt. Erma was a trained nurse and professional photographer. She loved photographing wildlife, children, and the historic stone houses across Ulster County. Erma also helped out New Paltz High School and Normal School by taking the photos needed for their yearbooks.

Erma died in her home on March 17, 1999 at the age of 91. Erma expressed a dream that one day her photographs would be published. Due to a generous donation... Read more

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Rochester Art Club

University of Rochester - Memorial Art Gallery

Dates of Original: 1880 - 1884

The Rochester Art Club was organized in the late 1870s and held its first exhibitions in 1880.

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Cradle of Aviation Museum

Spaceflight – Although Long Island has long been known as the ‘Cradle of Aviation’, it has also had a long and important involvement with the American Space program. From locally built rockets and missiles in the 1940’s and 50’s, to the world’s first space telescope and ultimately the Project Apollo Lunar Module and Space Shuttle, Long Island has been a major player in America’s space adventure. The first steps on another world were made possible by a vehicle built by the hands of Long Islanders.

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