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Complete guide to the Heritage Sites of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.
Complete guide to the Heritage Sites of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Traveling down the Hudson River, named by Native Americans the river that flows both ways, you discover people, places, and events that made American history. The cultural, historic, and scenic resources of the Hudson Valley are so numerous, so varied, and so compelling that it’s no wonder Congress recognized the Hudson River Valley as a National Heritage Area in 1996. National Park Service called the region the “landscape that defined America” and characterized the valley as “an exceptionally scenic landscape that has provided the setting and inspiration for new currents of American thought, art, and history.” Its political importance was demonstrated early in our history when the river played a critical role in the Revolutionary War. The many streams and waterfalls of the tributaries of the Hudson River powered early sawmills and gristmills. The river and its landscapes inspired the Hudson River school painters. Sublime and picturesque paintings by Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and Asher Durand depicted this unique American landscape for the world to witness. Industrialists and commercial leaders like William and John D. Rockefeller, Frederick Vanderbilt, J. P. Morgan, and Ogden Mills built their great estates along the Hudson River. The guide is a user-friendly, must-have companion to the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, and the Heritage Sites within are places where you can still see the people, experience the landscape, and hear the stories that shaped our national story. Affiliated Heritage Sites are organized by region and proximity to one another. To help you better plan your visit, sites are categorized as “absolutely must see,” “highly recommended,” or “special interest” based on significance, attendance, and amenities. Each Heritage Site profile page includes a full-color picture, a succinct description of the site and its significance, contact information, address, and GPS coordinates to make it easy to explore these resources. You can also explore sites by themes, including architecture; Revolutionary War; art, artists, and the Hudson River school; freedom and dignity; landscapes and gardens; and environment. Many sites within this book also participate in the National Park Service Passport Stamp Program.
The number of cultural parks has been steadily increasing in recent years throughout the world. But what is a cultural park? This book provides a detailed answer to this question and sets out the basis for an academic debate that moves beyond the technical narratives that have prevailed to date. It is important to open up the topic to academic scrutiny given that cultural parks are becoming widespread devices being employed by different institutions and social groups to manage and enhance cultural and natural heritage assets and landscapes. The main problem in dealing with this topic is the predominant lack of theory-grounded, critical reflection in the literature about cultural parks. These remain largely conceived as technical instruments deployed by institutions in order to solve an array of problems they must deal with. As cultural parks are generally regarded as positive and constructive tools whose performance is associated with the preservation of heritage, the overcoming of the nature/culture divide, the reinforcing of identity and memory and the strengthening of social cohesion and economic development, this book critically explores these issues through the analysis of the literature on cultural parks. In addition, it provides a novel theoretical conceptualization of cultural parks that is connected with, and underpins, a tentative methodology developed for their empirical analysis.
"Analyzes the ways in which the Hudson River has become a key battleground in the emergence of modern environmentalism in the United States since Consolidated Edison announced plans to construct a pumped storage power plant at Storm King Mountain in 1962"--Provided by publisher.
A newly updated and revised edition of the classic and definitive guide to the best of the Hudson River Valley. “THE BEST GUIDEBOOK TO THE REGION” (The New York Times). “ELOQUENT, AMUSING, AND SENSIBLE” (The Washington Post). Over the last 20 years this has been the most trusted guide to exploring and appreciating the region's many attractions, providing everything the visitor—and resident—needs to know: things to do and see, where to stay, where to eat, driving and walking tours, historic sites, museums, great estates, farms and vineyards, and spectacular scenery.
Examines the many facets of the Hudson’s rich history, distinctive regional culture, and important contributions to the development of modern America. Since its inception in 1984, The Hudson River Valley Review has taken an eclectic and interdisciplinary approach to a region that has long been recognized for its role in American colonial history; its important contributions to American arts, letters, and architecture; its role in the economic development of the nation; and its significant and ongoing contributions to American culture and history. This collection of essays brings together eighteen of the best essays from the Review’s first twenty-five years of publication. From natives and newcomers to twentieth-century leaders, the authors of these essays examine the many facets of the Hudson’s rich history, distinctive regional culture, and important contributions to the development of modern America.
Describes parks throughout the United States and in American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, and provides information about National Heritage Areas, the National Trails System, and the Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
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"A compendium of fascinating regional trivia, spectacular photographs, maps, and clear directions--everything you need to explore all that Northeastern Pennsylvania's crown jewel has to offer." --Cover page 4.
The architecture and design industry's premier single volume reference book.
A beautiful tribute to the Hudson River and the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage.

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