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Lecture: The Unknown Palisades, a Slideshow through Time


Hudson River Museum

Eric Nelsen, Historic Interpreter at The Palisades Interstate Park‒NJ, brings the story of the Hudson Palisades to life by weaving historic images and colorful narratives about the people, places, and events that have contributed to the park’s popularity from the early decades of the twentieth century to the present. Learn about the villages along the shore and the palatial estates that arose on the summit overlooking the river. Hear about the epic struggle of the New Jersey Women’s Clubs and others to preserve the cliffs from defacement by massive stone quarries, and the work of the New Deal agencies in the park during the Great Depression. At 1PM, prior to the lecture, participants are invited to join a tour offered by the Hudson River Museum’s Director of Curatorial Affairs, Bartholomew Bland, who introduces the Palisades through works in the museum’s collection. He also references Blane De St. Croix’s installation, which is part of Wave Hill’s exhibition Foregrounding the Palisades. This lecture takes place at the Hudson River Museum.

Free with admission. Admission is free to Wave Hill Members with presentation of Wave Hill Member card. Please note that reqistration is not required for this event.

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