Hudson River Maritime Museum

Hudson River Maritime Museum The Hudson River Maritime Museum open for the season, 11 am to 5 pm daily. Visit www.hrmm.org for news, events, and more info.
The present property was purchased in 1982, and the Museum's 385 feet of bulkhead on Rondout Creek was partly rebuilt in 1992. The Museum's permanent collection related to Hudson River transportation, industry, and commerce, has grown through generous donations. The collection is comprised of paintings, prints, photographs and ephemera, vessel blueprints, artifacts (such as ice-harvesting tools and important pieces of Hudson River vessels that have long since disappeared), and a variety of ship models. Our collection of small craft includes a 100 year old shad boat, a life boat from the steamboat Mary Powell, a lighthouse tender, and several ice yachts. A library is available for use by researchers. During the warmer months, visiting vessels such as the sloop Clearwater, historic vessels, and classic wooden boats may be seen at the Museum's bulkhead. In winter, U.S. Coast Guard vessels regularly tie up at our dock to provide a bit of shore-leave fro their crews. School programs, unique within New York State, host over 2,000 school children a year. Exhibitions, a lecture series, children's workshops, waterfront programs and festivals, and boat rides to the Rondout Lighthouse create a greater awareness of the heritage of the Hudson River and attracts over 20,000 visitors annually.
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The Hudson River Maritime Museum preserves and interprets the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries. For more information, please call 845.338.0071, e-mail [email protected], or visit our website at www.hrmm.org

Mission: Mission Statement The Hudson River Maritime Museum, Inc. has been established to collect, preserve, research, exhibit, and interpret a collection of historical artifacts related to the maritime heritage of the Hudson River and its tributaries. Collected artifacts shall include, but not be limited to, appropriate vessels, objects, archival material, and art related to river transportation, industries, and recreation which developed in response to the availability of the The River. Industries shall include ice harvesting, brick making, boat building, blue stone quarrying, cement, coal, crushed tone, and any other identified as important. An emphasis shall be placed on the stream era of transportation on the Hudson River, which stimulated the growth of these various industries. The primary period of emphasis shall be the 19th and 20th centuries. The Museum will create and maintain a body of information in the form of a library and archives which are available to the pubic for research. The Museum will develop public awareness of the history of life, communities, and industry along the Hudson River through its exhibits, lectures, programs, publications, and festivals. The Museum will seek to create and foster an awareness, on the part of the public, of the river environment and ecology, and the need to preserve this environment. It will create an awareness of waterfront revitalization efforts and foster public advocacy for planned recreational development along the Hudson River and its tributaries.

We received another donation for the Mitten tree, and Eric Houghtaling was kind enough to let us capture this moment to ...
12/17/2019

We received another donation for the Mitten tree, and Eric Houghtaling was kind enough to let us capture this moment to share with all of you! The Children's Home of Kingston was overflowing with mittens, hats, and gloves, so they brought them to us! πŸ˜β›„πŸŽ„

#mittentree #childrenshomekingston #hudsonrivermaritimemuseum #tagusonsocialmedia #kingstonny #hrmmorg #maritimemuseum #donation

Here's the link! Like, share, vote! βš“πŸ›₯️🌞
12/16/2019

Here's the link! Like, share, vote! βš“πŸ›₯️🌞

"Solaris" by The Hudson River Maritime Museum

Like, share, enjoy this amazing gingerbread Solaris replica! πŸ›₯️🌞 @suncommon has a gingerbread contest on Facebook and we...
12/15/2019

Like, share, enjoy this amazing gingerbread Solaris replica! πŸ›₯️🌞 @suncommon has a gingerbread contest on Facebook and we're counting on your votes to win this! 😁 πŸ’™βš“

#gingerbread #suncommon #edibleboat #holidayseason

The Museum closes at 3:30PM today 12/13/2019. πŸ“…Tonight we're celebrating the holidays with our staff, volunteers, board ...
12/13/2019

The Museum closes at 3:30PM today 12/13/2019. πŸ“…
Tonight we're celebrating the holidays with our staff, volunteers, board members, partners, and important collaborators. πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‚❀️
We're open from Thursdays to Sundays between 11-5 during winter. Stay tuned for more updates on hours and holiday closures. πŸŽ„

We received an awesome donation of vintage postcards a few days ago, and we wanted to give Frank Almquist and Allynne La...
12/07/2019

We received an awesome donation of vintage postcards a few days ago, and we wanted to give Frank Almquist and Allynne Lange a special thanks! 🀩❀️
Frank is a member of a Postcard Club and had some real gems to donate, since his postcard room is already so packed. πŸ˜…

#vintagepostcards #hudsonrivermaritimemuseum #postcardclub #kingstonny #donatetomuseums #hudsonvalley

In view of the weather, the Museum is closed today - both offices and exhibits. ❄️❄️❄️ Y'all stay safe out there! If you...
12/02/2019

In view of the weather, the Museum is closed today - both offices and exhibits. ❄️❄️❄️ Y'all stay safe out there! If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle. πŸ₯Ά

Come to the Hudson River Maritime Museum's Wooden Boat School. Today at 1PM! Fossils in the Deep πŸ¦ˆπŸ“œπŸ‘©β€πŸ«Atlantic Sturgeon ...
11/30/2019

Come to the Hudson River Maritime Museum's Wooden Boat School. Today at 1PM!
Fossils in the Deep πŸ¦ˆπŸ“œπŸ‘©β€πŸ«
Atlantic Sturgeon in the Hudson River Estuary

Be an ichthyologist for a day and study one of the oldest fishes on the planet! Sturgeon have been called a β€˜living fossil’ that has been on Earth for about 120 million years! They even survived the extinction of the dinosaurs about 60 million years ago! Join Dan Miller of the Hudson River Estuary Program and discover why we celebrate these unique and fascinating Hudson River fish!

#learn #museumeducation #hudsonrivermaritimemuseum #sinterklaaskingston #kingstonny #livingfossil #sturgeon #maritimeeducation #hrmmorg #hudsonriver

The Kingston Waterfront
11/30/2019

The Kingston Waterfront

Crowns, Branches, and Sinterklaas! Just a few of the things happening around The Kingston Waterfront over the next two weeks.

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** THIS WEEKEND! **

Sinterklaas Kingston
Saturday November 30th Schedule of Events
www.sinterklaaskingston.org/schedule.html

11 AM - 3 PM​
Crowns & Branches Workshop @ Hudson River Maritime Museum
Children are the heart of Sinterklaas: they are Kings and Queens for the day. Make sure they get a chance to make their crown and adorn their branches for the parade. Exhibits and gift shop open to the public. Hudson River Maritime Museum - 50 Rondout Landing

12 PM
Blessing of the Animals @ TR Gallo Park Gazebo
Bring your pet to receive a blessing for the holiday season. Sponsored by the Ulster County SPCA

12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Crazy Christine Balloons @ Kingston Artists Collective + Cafe, 63 Broadway

​12 PM - 3 PM
Trolley Rides @ TR Gallo Park at the foot of Broadway
Enjoy a scenic trolley ride out to Kingston Point Park, leaves on the hour, 45 minute trip. Tickets are $8 adults, Children ages 6-12: $6.00 Children up to age 5: FREE

12 PM - 3 PM
Selfie Box Photo [email protected] Hudson River Maritime Museum Homeport Barn
After making your crown & branch get your photo taken at the photo booth.

12 PM - 4 PM
Honored Animal: The Sturgeon, a group show celebrating this year's honored animal @ Kingston Artists Collective + Cafe, 63 Broadway

1 PM-2 PM
Parrots For Peace @ Cornell Steamboat Building, 108-110 East Strand

1 PM – 3 PM
Face Painting @ Hudson River Maritime Museum Homeport Barn, 50 Rondout Landing

1 PM
Friends of Historic Kingston Walking Tour of Rondout @ Visitor Center, 20 Broadway, Kingston.
Some uphill walking. Tour lasts approximately 70 minutes.
This tour will address the wide ranging history of the Rondout, including its early history and growth through the Canal years, its American Dream immigrant history, its leaders and personalities, its architecture, and its rise and fall.

1 PM - 2 PM
Fossils in the Deep- Atlantic Sturgeon in the Hudson River Estuary @ Wooden Boat School, 86 Rondout Landing
Be an ichthyologist for a day and study one of the oldest fishes on the planet! Sturgeon have been called a β€˜living fossil’ that has been on Earth for about 120 million years! They even survived the extinction of the dinosaurs about 60 million years ago! Join Dan Miller of the Hudson River Estuary Program and discover why we celebrate these unique and fascinating Hudson River fish!
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Catskill Mountain Music Together @ Arts Society of Kingston _ ASK, 97 Broadway
Musical workshopβ€” dancing, singing, instrument play and more!
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1:30 PM -2:30 PM Storytelling by Karen Pillsworth @ Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History, 99 Broadway
Stories, Hot Cider and Cookies

2 PM - 3 PM Mark Rust’s Musical Holiday Show @ Ole Savannah Southern Table and Bar 100 Rondout Landing

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Puppet Making Workshop by Paper Heart Puppets @ Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History, entrance on Spring Street.
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Winter/Holiday Dancing around the World Workshop @ Arts Society of Kingston _ ASK, 97 Broadway
Live music/dance

3 PM - 4 PM
Sean "The Prankster" Magician @ Downtown CafΓ©, 91 Broadway

​4 PM
Children's Maritime Parade, Starts at Broadway & Spring Street
Accompany Sinterklaas, our Rip Van Winkle, Sinterella, with a flotilla of boats, star lanterns, outrageous otters and more. Follow along with your Crowns & Branches to water's edge.

4:45 PM Sinterklaas Send-Off @ Hudson River Maritime Museum Dock
Wave goodbye to Sinterklaas as he takes his journey on the Solaris, the Hudson River’s only solar powered boat, for his next appearance in Rhinebeck (aka Holland).

5 PM
Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by Energy Dance Group and POOK @ Ulster County Tourism, NY Visitors Center, 20 Broadway

5:30 PM
Sinterklaas Soiree After Party @ Mariner's Harbor, 1 Broadway
Music by "Sabor" Latin Jazz Trio, food and cash bar

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** OTHER EVENTS **

Spotlight Exhibition: Exactly Different @ Arts Society of Kingston _ ASK
Saturday, November 30, 1 PM – 6 PM

Morabito uses the medium of clay to capture a certain mood, intention, or moment in time, rather than obtain complete anatomical accuracy. Each model and pose in this series creates a new inspiration and appreciation for the human form. Many pieces incorporate natural materials such as wood, wool, horsehair and dried flowers complementing the organic nature of the clay

https://www.facebook.com/events/409287579711434/

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The Comics Showcase! w/ Mike McGrath & Ryan Shanahan @ Arts Society of Kingston _ ASK
Saturday, November 30, 8 PM – 10 PM

Live Stand Up Comedy returns to ASK in Kingston, NY! The Comics Showcase is proud to bring you the headlining sets of Mike McGrath and Ryan Shanahan. Hosted By: Andy McDermott (WPDH, Woodstock Comedy Festival). Special Guest: Josh Fromer (The Hollywood Improv)

https://www.facebook.com/events/535534323911867/

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The Guzmango Saxophone Quartet Live! @ Kingston Artists Collective + Cafe
Saturday, November 30, 7 PM – 9 PM

The Kingston Artist Collective Presents: The Guzmango Saxophone Quartet! Following Kingston's Sinterklaas Festival (in the Rondout), The Guzmango Saxophone Quartet will give a special performance here at KAC. There will also be activities for the family all afternoon for the festival!

https://www.facebook.com/events/763578550721760/

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** NEXT TWO WEEKS! **

Álvaro Domene/Tom Law/Kevin Cheli // Dane Johnson @ Kingston Artists Collective + Cafe
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 10 PM

The Kingston Artist Collective Proudly Presents: Álvaro Domene (guitar / electronics), Tom Law (electronics), Kevin Cheli (drums) + Dane Johnson (guitars / electronics). We are very excited to add the unstoppable, Álvaro Domene, to December's schedule, playing a special performance with Tom Law & Kevin Cheli!

https://www.facebook.com/events/711534099326309/

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Glockabelle//Pain Chain//Wrists//Matt Luczak @ Kingston Artists Collective + Cafe
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM

Glockabelle- Brooklyn NY, plays two Casio VL-Tones, a lyre-shaped glockenspiel with eight thimbles and sings in both French and English. Her wild sound stems from a combination of inspiration and circumstance. Born to Francophone parents, Glockabelle received an education both stateside and in France. After being introduced to the sound of the Casio VL-Tone by a neighbor in Paris, Glockabelle began blending her classical piano techniques with vintage synth-pop sounds resulting in a hyperactive mixture of rhythm and tone. She also developed a unique approach to playing the glockenspiel: not with mallets but with eight sewing thimbles.

https://www.facebook.com/events/413123799352985/

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** UPCOMING **

Somatics, Dance Improvisation and the Poetics of Performance @ Arts Society of Kingston _ ASK
Sunday, December 15, 2 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/654082191753208/

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** GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS **

Arts Society of Kingston

Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1 PM - 6 PM

Hudson River Maritime Museum
Thursdays through Sundays, 11 AM to 5 PM

Clove and Creek
Open 7 days, 11 AM - 6 PM

Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History
Visit https://www.rehercenter.org/ for hours and special events

Trolley Museum of New York
Open select special events.

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** WHERE TO STAY IN DOWNTOWN KINGSTON **

Boutique Inns of Kingston NY is a collective listing of downtown inns and B&B accommodations in the Kingston Waterfront area. Visit boutiqueinnsofkingstonny.com

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** SHOW US THE KINGSTON WATERFRONT! **

Show us what you love best about The Rondout. Check in on Facebook and tag your photographs The Kingston Waterfront or follow us on Instagram @thekingstonwaterfront

β€”> This week’s image via @oresti.tsonopoulos

Happy Thanksgiving y'all. We hope you had a chance to gather with loved ones and express the things you're grateful for!...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving y'all. We hope you had a chance to gather with loved ones and express the things you're grateful for! We're grateful for all of the people who are a part of our Museum through volunteering, visiting, spreading the word, working hard to carry out our mission, and so much more. β€οΈπŸ¦ƒπŸ

Did you hear us on WAMC Northeast Public Radio yesterday? If you missed us, here's the clip about the Smithsonian exhibi...
11/26/2019
Smithsonian Institution Museum On Main Street In New York State

Did you hear us on WAMC Northeast Public Radio yesterday? If you missed us, here's the clip about the Smithsonian exhibit "Water/Ways," coming to the Hudson River Maritime Museum in January, 2020!

https://www.wamc.org/post/smithsonian-institution-museum-main-street-new-york-state

The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program brings access to the Smithsonian for small-town America through museum exhibitions, research,

Hudson River Maritime Museum's cover photo
11/26/2019

Hudson River Maritime Museum's cover photo

We're closed on Thursday, November 28. 😰But we'll open from Friday, November 29 until Sunday December 1. πŸ˜€πŸ‘We hope to se...
11/25/2019

We're closed on Thursday, November 28. 😰
But we'll open from Friday, November 29 until Sunday December 1. πŸ˜€πŸ‘
We hope to see you around on that weekend! We'll be celebrating Sinterklaas on Saturday and the Museum will be open from 11AM to 5PM from Friday to Sunday. Swing by our gift shop for special Thanksgiving weekend deals!

#thanksgivingshcedule #closedforholidays #hudsonrivermaritimemuseum #kingstonny #thingstodoinkingston #hrmmorg

Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 4:45 Here at the Hudson River Maritime Museum's Dock!Come watch the Sinterklaas Send-Off ...
11/24/2019

Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 4:45
Here at the Hudson River Maritime Museum's Dock!
Come watch the Sinterklaas Send-Off πŸŽ… πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ
Wave goodbye to Sinterklaas as he takes his journey on the Solaris, the Hudson River’s only solar powered boat.

#sinterklaaskingston #kingstonny #hudsonrivermaritimemuseum #holidaysontherondout

This Sunday, November 24!1:00PM to 3:00PMExplore the history of Native Peoples in the Hudson Valley, the dwellings they ...
11/21/2019

This Sunday, November 24!
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Explore the history of Native Peoples in the Hudson Valley, the dwellings they inhabited and the jewelry and traditions they created. Kids will have the choice to build a longhouse or wigwam or try their hand at making wampum beads.

#hrmm #hudsonvalley #maritimemuseum #upstateny #hudsonriver #kingstonny #familyevent #nativeamericanheritage #museummates

Lois Every just came by the museum with a bag full of hats and scarves she knitted herself to donate to our Mitten Tree!...
11/20/2019

Lois Every just came by the museum with a bag full of hats and scarves she knitted herself to donate to our Mitten Tree! ❀️
She mentioned the Old Dutch Church Fools mass event on Sunday, December 8 and many wonderful things that she's involved in! Thank you for keeping Kingston warm Lois!

We encourage all our followers to nominate organizations they feel strongly about and appreciate anyone's vote on our be...
11/14/2019

We encourage all our followers to nominate organizations they feel strongly about and appreciate anyone's vote on our behalf!

Ever wanted to help a local nonprofit group but didn’t know how? Now you can by participating in the Mid-Hudson Heroes contest --where four worthy organizations will win $2,500 each. Help your charity win with your support!
The contest is NOW open for nominations of local non-profits and charities, until November 12th, so make sure your organization is on the list and then share this post to spread the good word! πŸ“¨
The grand prize money total this year is $10,000, split between four categories of community improvement, listed below. πŸ“šπŸ‘πŸŽ­πŸΆ
See here for more information and contest rules:
https://a.pgtb.me/nRCxqv
Like our page to get all the updates about the contest. πŸ™‚

Each year HRMM hosts a Mitten Tree to collect new mittens, hats, gloves, and scarves to be donated to local children for...
11/11/2019

Each year HRMM hosts a Mitten Tree to collect new mittens, hats, gloves, and scarves to be donated to local children for outdoor play. Our mitten tree helps ensure that every kid gets a chance to play in the snow. ⛄❀️❄️

Donations will be accepted at the museum until Saturday, December 14th πŸ“…

Astar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
11/10/2019

Astar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning

The NYS Department of Labor is holding a customized HVAC Job Fair on Wednesday, November 13th from 11am to 2pm at the Hudson River Maritime Museum, located at 50 Rondout Landing in Kingston, NY 12401.
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We're looking to fill a variety of positions here at Astar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning! ⭐️ Click here to view current career opportunities & to apply: https://bit.ly/2pU0zCy
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While the event will be open to the public, the first half-hour (from 10:30am to 11am) will be reserved for Veterans to meet with participating businesses.

November is National Native American Heritage Month! Join us for a Family activity on Sunday, November 241:00PM to 3:00P...
11/07/2019

November is National Native American Heritage Month!
Join us for a Family activity on Sunday, November 24
1:00PM to 3:00PM
We will explore the history of Native Peoples in the Hudson Valley, the dwellings they inhabited and the jewelry and traditions they created. Children will have the choice to build a longhouse or wigwam or try their hand at making wampum beads.
Snacks will be provided!

This event is geared toward children ages 5 to 12 years old

Price: Free for Household Members and above; $5 for General Registration- includes museum admission!
*This price is per child/ Adults are free*
*Adults must register too* - Please select the number of people (including both children and adults) who will be attending, at check-out select the corresponding registration for children and adults.

#hrmm #hudsonvalley #lecture #maritimemuseum #upstateny #hudsonriver #kingstonny #familyevent #nativeamericanheritage #museummates

our friends at the Trolley Museum
11/06/2019

our friends at the Trolley Museum

TMNY continues to grow thanks to our valuable volunteers who put in countless hours in maintaining, repairing, and running our mixed fleet of trolleys, subway cars, and buses.

Here we have (from left to right) Alexander Karnes, Travis Gorham, Aahd Tahar, and Giovanni Rescigno with our 1897 Holmenkolbanen tram car no. 3. These gentlemen are some of the volunteers responsible for making the 2019 season a very memorable one. We thank them and all of our volunteers for their hard work.

Photo: Alexander Karnes.

#tmny #trolleymuseumofnewyork #kingstonny #ulstercounty #newyork #oslo #oslonorway #holmenkollbanen

11/05/2019

If you binge watched Marie Kondo's show on Netflix and found anything on our list doesn't bring you joy. πŸ‘‡
Would you donate it to us? πŸ˜€ (Please?)
We are looking for slightly-used or new equipment to help us better serve the Hudson River Community.

πŸ’™ Small truck with tow-hitch
πŸ’™ Vacuum cleaner
πŸ’™ 10' x 10' blue pop-up tents
πŸ’™ Wheelbarrow
πŸ’™ Life vests
πŸ’™ Life rings
πŸ’™ Bullhorn

#hudsonrivermaritimemuseum #hrmm #kingstonny #hudsonvalley #netflix #mariekondo #bringjoy #

Save your seat  for our last lecture of the season!HRMM Board Member and maritime artist Mark Peckham discusses the hist...
11/04/2019

Save your seat for our last lecture of the season!
HRMM Board Member and maritime artist Mark Peckham discusses the history of pond yachts – floatable toy sailboats – and their construction through the ages.

Wednesday, November 6 at 7:00pm
"Pond Yachts" βš“ πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«

Free for HRMM members, $5 non-members.

#hrmm #hudsonvalley #lecture #maritimemuseum #upstateny #MarkPeckham #hudsonriver #pondyachts #kingstonny #lectureseries #lecture2019 #hudsonrivermaritimemuseum

Address

50 Rondout Lndg
Kingston, NY
12401

General information

The Exhibit Hall Combining photographs, artifacts, and text, the annual exhibit transports Museum visitors back into the history of the Hudson River. Each year the Museum chooses a different topic in the history of the Hudson River on which to focus. From sunken ships and abandoned boats, to brick yards, ice harvesting, steamboats or recreation, there is always an interesting and unique exhibit on display. The East Gallery Formerly a working boat shop, the space is perfect for display of many larger artifacts, such as ice yachts, shad boats and other small boats, a steam hoisting engine, and various boat models and exhibits. With a rich and varied maritime heritage, the Hudson River was home to diverse vessels, and in the East Gallery we have the opportunity to display a few more of them.

Opening Hours

Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(845) 338-0071

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