- Landmark District
- About Us
Hudson River Heritage (HRH) is a nonprofit membership organization established in 1976, committed to preserving the unique character of the Mid-Hudson Valley’s historic architecture, rural landscapes and scenic views through education, advocacy and community involvement. We are grateful for your interest and invite you to get involved in our important work on behalf of this very special area that we call home.
HRH is the federally designated steward of the Hudson River National Historic Landmark District, a 32-square-mile area stretching from Germantown, in Columbia County, to Hyde Park, in Dutchess County. The Hudson River National Historic Landmark District (HRNHLD) was designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior in 1990. Federal landmark status acknowledges that the historic resources in the heart of the Hudson Valley are of the highest national significance, on par with other National Historic Landmark Districts such as Nantucket Island, the Garden District in New Orleans, and San Francisco’s Presidio.
To a remarkable degree, the character of the Hudson River National Historic Landmark District remains intact. From the colonial era to the early 20th century, this region was characterized by the large “country seats” built by the Livingstons, the Astors, and other wealthy individuals. Many of these houses have been preserved or restored and are open to the public drawing many visitors to our area. Throughout the district, many additional public and private homes and properties have historical significance we hope to preserve for years to come. We hope you will join us!
Presented by Bard College, Montgomery Place Campus and Hudson River Heritage
Montgomery Place: A Window on the World of Alexander Jackson Davis’ Architecture and Design
“A.J. Davis: Artist & Architect”
Peter Watson is a preservationist and architectural
historian focused on 19th century history and culture.
“A.J. Davis: Classical Architecture, and
Reforming America’s Rural Landscapes”
Aaron Ahlstrom is a Bard alumnus and a doctoral
candidate in American history at Boston University.
JOHN WAITE and DOUGLAS BUCHER
“A.J. Davis: Makeover of a Hudson
John Waite is an architect specializing in historic
preservation. Douglas Bucher is a conservator and
consultant with John G. Waite Associates.
PETER KENNY and MARK LYTLE
“Paying for Eden: the Economics of Country
House Culture in the Hudson Valley”
Peter Kenny is the Co-Director of the Classical
American Homes Preservation Trust. Mark Lytle
is Professor Emeritus of History at Bard College.
EMILY MAJER and GRETTA TRITCH ROMAN
“A.J. Davis’ Swiss Cottage and 1861 Farmhouse:
The Pragmatic Picturesque at Cedar Hill”
Emily Majer is a Bard alumna and a
preservation and restoration carpenter.
Gretta Tritch Roman, Ph.D (Architectural History)
teaches in the Experimental Humanities
program at Bard College.
For tickets or more information call:
(845) 876-2474 or visit: hudsonriverheritage.org
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$25 per session or $90 for all four sessions
3:00 to 5:30 pm each day.
Limited to 40 seats per session.
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