Celebrating the cultural diversity of the Hudson Valley.
The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area was designated by Congress in 1996 and is one of the now forty-nine federally-recognized National Heritage Areas throughout the United States. Through a partnership with the National Park Service, Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area collaborates with residents, government agencies, non-profit groups and private partners to interpret, preserve and celebrate the nationally-significant cultural and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley. In this way, we encourage public stewardship for these resources as well as economic activity at the local and regional level. The Heritage Area is managed by the Hudson River Valley Greenway.
Hudson River Valley Institute
The Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College is the academic arm of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Its mission is to study and to promote the Hudson River Valley and to provide educational resources for heritage tourists, scholars, elementary school educators, environmental organizations, the business community, and the general public. Its many projects include the publication of the Hudson River Valley Review and the management of a dynamic digital library and leading regional portal site.
NY Heritage Weekend - May 19 & 20, 2012
NY Heritage Weekend celebrates the state's unique role in Shaping America. From New York City, north to the Canadian border, to Buffalo and everywhere in between, Heritage Weekend features special programs, lectures, tours, re-enactments, and discounted admission at heritage and cultural destinations. The event is made possible through partnerships with federal, state and private organizations and hundreds of volunteers at heritage destinations who plan and present Heritage Weekend. As a kick-off to the tourism season the event has tremendous impact- not only in terms of connecting visitors with heritage attractions, but also in generating tourism dollars. New York's history is a profound competitive advantage for the state. Protecting, preserving and promoting our heritage resources is a critical component of economic development and revitalization of communities throughout the state. Heritage Weekend demonstrates the power of leveraging our cultural and historic resources.
Historic Hudson Valley
Historic Hudson Valley is a not-for-profit educational and historic preservation organization headquartered in Tarrytown, New York. Its mission is "to celebrate the region’s history, architecture, landscape, and material culture, advancing its importance and thereby assuring its preservation." The organization owns or is connected to six historic sites open to the public, five of which are located in Westchester County (Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate, Washington Irving's Sunnyside, Philipsburg Manor, Van Cortlandt Manor, Union Church of Pocantico Hills) and one in Dutchess County (Montgomery Place).
Hudson River Valley Heritage
The mission of HRVH is to provide universal access to a collaborative digital record of Hudson River Valley history and creativity. HRVH provides access to historical materials from digital collections contributed by colleges, libraries, archives, historical societies, museums and cultural organizations from the following counties in New York State: Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Westchester.
The Colonial Hudson River Valley
This site will attempt to explore and document the history of the Hudson River Valley from New York to Albany and beyond, from the initial exploration by Henry Hudson in 1609 to the beginning of the 19th Century.