This year’s recipient of the Hudson River Heritage $1000 Founders’ Scholarship Award is Cosette Veeder Shave of FDR High School in Hyde Park.
This scholarship represents an educational aspect of our mission to preserve the unique character of the Mid-Hudson Valley’s historic architecture, rural landscapes and scenic views through education, advocacy and community involvement. Applicants must be college-bound high school seniors from the Landmark District’s component school districts of Hyde Park, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, and Germantown who have shown an interest in the history of the area and have demonstrated this interest through participation in related activities.
Cosette’s application and interview on the significance of our local history and her personal interest and involvement in historic preservation made her the unanimous choice of the Hudson River Heritage Board of Directors. Cosette will be attending University of Mary Washington in the fall. Congratulations, Cosette!
Hudson River Heritage
2019 Country Seats Tour
Each fall, based on our mission of preserving the unique character of the Mid-Hudson Valley’s architecture, rural landscapes and scenic views through education and community involvement, Hudson River Heritage hosts a Country Seats Tour. This annual event provides an opportunity to tour significant and often times seldom seen houses and properties in our unique Hudson River National Historic District. Past tours have featured large estates and small cottages, churches and barns, Dutch stone houses and working farms. This year we are excited to explore outside our district by hosting a tour in Greene County with a focus in Athens and Catskill.
Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 12, and visit our website at hudsonriverheritage.org this summer for updated information and featured houses.