In Week 2 we will discuss the history of historic preservation in the United States and the central role that the Hudson Valley played in shaping America's understanding of the past.
How Historic Preservation Shaped the Early United States
A new book details how the young nation regarded its recent and more ancient pasts
by Karin Wulf, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 May 2020
A Tale of Two Planners
Jane Jacobs vs. Robert Moses
by Lauren Walser, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 14 April 2016
,The Mansion on the Hill
The Story of the Hasbrouck House or better known as Washington's Headquarters Newburgh, NY
Film by Joe Santacroce, Former Town of Newburgh Historian
View from about 43:00 to 52:00 for the story of how the building was saved.
Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Renewal/ Trailer
The film chronicles the destruction of the downtown waterfront district in Kingston, New York, by a federally funded urban renewal project in the late 1960s. Interviews with former residents, historians and urban renewal experts bring the destroyed neighborhood back to life and illustrate urban renewal’s problematic legacy.
Film by Stephen Blauweiss & Lynn Woods
Storm Over the Mountain
We take it for granted that you can defend scenic beauty, wildlife and the environment with the power of the law. But there was a time when pollution by corporations went relatively unchecked until a small group of concerned citizens decided to fight back. Their struggle launched the modern environmental movement. It happened here in the Hudson Valley. And it all began with an image.
Audio by The Sound and Story Project