CCHS PRESENTS: 2nd Lecture in the Series: ​EARLY & DIVERSE NEW YORK

Hudson River Valley Architecture,
Landscape Paintings, Early Photography,
Enslavement and African American History are the subjects of this
Seven-Part 2022 Winter-Spring Lecture Series
held via Zoom by the
Columbia County Historical Society

Early & Diverse New York Subjects are themes found in the Columbia County Historical Society’s forthcoming Seven-Part 2022 Winter-Spring Lecture Series.
CCHS will host Historians and Genealogists, Art Historians, Photographers, and authors during its 2022 Winter Lecture Series held via Zoom over seven Saturdays beginning 29 January through 21 May. Speakers include: Victoria Jimpson-Fludd and Lisa Fludd-Smith-Genealogists; Pieter Estersohn, author/photographer; David Sokosh, photographer; Lisa Weilbacker, Curator; Gayle Skluzacek, art historian and appraiser; Dr. Gary Darden, historian; and Dr. Andrea Mosterman, historian and author.
These lectures will explore the rich and diverse history, culture and heritage of Columbia County and New York’s Hudson Valley, from the mouth of the Hudson River through all of the original New Netherlands.
Tickets are strictly limited and are now available to purchase online ($15 for non-members; $ 10 members)
Second in the Series–
On Saturday 19th February, Pieter Estersohn will discuss his photographs featuring the scenic stretch of estates along the Hudson that offer some of the finest examples of American architecture and landscape design. Thirty-five featured homes were designed for the Livingston Family in a range of styles by notable architects Stanford White, A. J. Davis, Calvert Vaux, Warren and Wetmore, and others.
Included are Dutch colonial cottages and grand Gothic Revival, Federal, Georgian, and Beaux-Arts residences. Constructed on land owned by the Livingston family, who settled in the area in the late seventeenth century
Pieter Estersohn has worked on over 60 books on historic preservation, architecture, and decoration and has worked for every major shelter magazine. His last book, Life Along the Hudson, the Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family, was published by Rizzoli. Estersohn purchased Staats Hall, in nearby Red Hook in 2010, and restored the 1839 home using early 19th century techniques and materials. He is presently working on a book with Rizzoli on agriculture in the Hudson River Valley and the new wave of farmers taking the lead.
​The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer conversation.
WHO: Columbia County Historical Society
WHAT: Second in 2022 Zoom Lecture Series:
“Life Along The Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family”
by Pieter Estersohn
WHEN: Saturday February 19th @ 4:30PM EST.
Full Series Schedule at link
WHERE: purchase zoom tickets here:


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