Hudson River Maritime Museum

Hudson River Maritime Museum HRMM is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River
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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

"there is no thrill equal to that of traveling sixty or seventy miles an hour on a gadget that we have built ourselves" ...
12/01/2023

"there is no thrill equal to that of traveling sixty or seventy miles an hour on a gadget that we have built ourselves" - Raymond A. Ruge
This week's history blog shares Ruge's article on Ice Yachts, originally published in the December 1936 issue of 'Yachting magazine' Read it here>>> https://www.hrmm.org/history-blog

Authors of HUDSON VALLEY RUINS, Thomas Rinaldi and Robert Yasinsac, provide a fascinating insight into some of the regio...
11/29/2023

Authors of HUDSON VALLEY RUINS, Thomas Rinaldi and Robert Yasinsac, provide a fascinating insight into some of the region’s forgotten cultural treasures. Join us at the Museum's Wooden Boat School on Wednesday, December 13. https://bit.ly/45S0XiY

Chair Caning for Beginners! Join caning and upholstery specialist, Janice Meltzer, as she leads a basic 7-step class in ...
11/29/2023

Chair Caning for Beginners! Join caning and upholstery specialist, Janice Meltzer, as she leads a basic 7-step class in caning seats. You'll use a stool kit and will learn about soaking cane and weaving it in a traditional pattern-the process applied to applications like canoe seats as well as chairs. Sign up and create a piece for your home today! https://bit.ly/caningchairs

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11/28/2023

Thank you to everyone who has made a donation today. ends at midnight, so there's still time to consider making a gift. Your support is instrumental in our ability to grow as a beacon of education, preservation and community engagement. Be the wind in our sails towards future success! https://bit.ly/3sKRi0b

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11/28/2023

Make a donation to Hudson River Maritime Museum on and know that your gift will inspire future generations!
HRMM actively encourages all members of our community, especially those communities that have not traditionally been involved in the maritime world, to learn about the Hudson River, the Rondout Creek, and to engage in hands-on maritime activities around the waterfront. Programs like Hudson River Stewards, AdventureSail and our Sailing Program Scholarships, create a lifetime of memories and appreciation of the river for the youth they serve, and inspire care and support for the health and future of our natural environment.
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Hudson River Maritime Museum's curatorial team oversees over 1 million historic artifacts from nautical paintings to act...
11/28/2023

Hudson River Maritime Museum's curatorial team oversees over 1 million historic artifacts from nautical paintings to actual vessels. Make a donation this and help us preserve our history for future generations. https://bit.ly/3sKRi0b

11/28/2023

KINGSTON, N.Y. — The Hudson River Maritime Museum’s annual Mitten Tree winter wear collection drive started Saturday, Nov. 25. The museum will be collecting new or gently used winter wear for…

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11/28/2023

This , give the gift of history, science and stewardship by making a donation to the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
From sailing and woodworking class, to boat restoration, history lectures, and boat tours; Hudson River Maritime Museum's programming connects almost 30,000 visitors from our immediate community and beyond to the Hudson River each year. In 2023, we trained more than 339 aspiring adult and youth mariners, held 81 classes in carpentry and traditional crafts, that served more than 490 participants, and sailed 5,100 passengers on a carbon-free ride aboard our floating classroom, Solaris.
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This  , we invite you to give the gift of history, science and stewardship! Please consider making a gift today. Your co...
11/28/2023

This , we invite you to give the gift of history, science and stewardship! Please consider making a gift today. Your contributions propels us towards future success.

So far in 2023, Hudson River Maritime Museum's immersive, educational programs have hosted more than 2,800 students sparking a passion for maritime history in people of all ages through hand-on workshops and interactive exhibits.
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Today is the global day of giving, known as  . Created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good...
11/28/2023

Today is the global day of giving, known as . Created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good, this idea has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Consider showing your generosity by making a donation to the Hudson River Maritime Museum, and supporting our programming all year long!
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The 7th Annual Riverport Women's Sailing Conference has been announced. Join us on March 23, 2024 for a full day of work...
11/27/2023

The 7th Annual Riverport Women's Sailing Conference has been announced. Join us on March 23, 2024 for a full day of workshops, presentations and networking. Co-presented by HRMM and Kingston Sailing Club. All genders and sailing levels welcome. https://www.hrmm.org/riverport-womens-conference.html

Discover the Art of Chair Caning in this one day workshop with expert caning instructor Janice Meltzer. She'll share the...
11/27/2023

Discover the Art of Chair Caning in this one day workshop with expert caning instructor Janice Meltzer. She'll share the techniques behind this traditional craft through a simply 7-step course that is perfect for beginners! Sign up today for this fantastic introduction to the craft of caning. https://bit.ly/caningchairs

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Wintertide yesterday!
11/26/2023

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Wintertide yesterday!

💜💜🌟🌟It’s here!🌟🌟💜💜
❄️✨❄️WINTERTIDE❄️✨❄️

Come visit Santa and Mrs. Clauss NOW till 4:00PM at ! With performing at 4:15 in front of the tree and performing at 5:00!

And check out all the other wonderfully festive specials happening up and down lower Broadway in the Rondout District.
We love to celebrate!

~FESTIVITIES~

- Ornament painting with HV artist Steven Dolan / Complimentary beverages & light refreshments / 15% off coupon for weekend purchases
- Free Christmas cookies / Woodstock Playhouse Victorian Carolers from 3-5pm
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Sherry tasting with Nick Africano of En Rama Sherry Co & Mirador Kingston, the upcoming restaurant and sherry barlamour - Citrus garland making available during business hours 11am - 6pm
- Complimentary holiday cookies & candies
- Open late with a hot chocolate bar from 3-5pm
- Mini gift stockings with prizes inside with any purchase
- Festive donuts in shop / pop-up at Mariner’s Harbor with Santa & Mrs. Claus / keyboard music by Mr. Josephplace - Pop-up with art-focused gifts / Photo Booth
- Hot mulled wine special / projecting silent holiday movies after dark
- Complimentary champagne
- Family-friendly jewelry making
- Nutella pizza special
- Pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus! / pop-up donuts & hot chocolate from Half Moon / tree lighting at dusk
- Reduced price admission/ 10% off museum shop/wooden toy build
- 15% off shop purchases / free hot cider
- Free sweet for all shoppers / weekend-long raffle for craft kits / bar specials
- Antique quilt pop-up / complimentary cider & cookies
- Free cider aboard for river trips departing at 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm
- Locally-made ornaments for sale / creative workshops / hot drinks

Hudson River Maritime Museum is once again seeking donations of gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, socks, hand warmers, and...
11/26/2023

Hudson River Maritime Museum is once again seeking donations of gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, socks, hand warmers, and umbrellas for their annual MITTEN TREE DRIVE. For over a decade, the museum has collected new or gently used winter wear. The items are hung on a 10’ wooden tree structure built at the museum’s Wooden Boat School. When the tree is full, donations are brought to local adult and children’s services organizations. Items can be for all ages and can be brought to the museum store which is located at 50 Rondout Landing in Kingston. The store is open Thursday-Sunday, 11:00am-5:00pm and a designated box will be available on the front porch to accept donations when the store is closed.

Come enjoy all the festivities at the Kingston Waterfront today, and grab a tasty treat from Di Sweet Spot parked at the...
11/25/2023

Come enjoy all the festivities at the Kingston Waterfront today, and grab a tasty treat from Di Sweet Spot parked at the Hudson River Maritime Museum.

Come kick start the festive season at the waterfront and join us for Wintertide. The Museum is open at 11a. Get your hol...
11/25/2023

Come kick start the festive season at the waterfront and join us for Wintertide. The Museum is open at 11a. Get your holiday shopping started while supporting local businesses in the neighborhood The museum's store has the perfect stocking stuffers and unique gifts.

Join us at the Kingston Waterfront this Saturday for Wintertide! We'll be kicking off the festive season in the Rondout ...
11/24/2023

Join us at the Kingston Waterfront this Saturday for Wintertide! We'll be kicking off the festive season in the Rondout with events, shopping and tasty libations.
Come support local businesses and enjoy an afternoon at the waterfront. The museum will be open Saturday, November 25 & Sunday, November 26 11:00 am-5:00pm. Plus, we've gifts galore in the museum shop for the explorer, the book-lover, the Christmas ornament collector and more!

Featured on our Solaris boat tours, boaters often ask about the concrete barge now abandoned on the Rondout Creek as the...
11/24/2023

Featured on our Solaris boat tours, boaters often ask about the concrete barge now abandoned on the Rondout Creek as they pass by. Less than a kilometer up the Rondout Creek from the Hudson River Maritime Museum, the hulk is, in fact, the initial prototype of a ‘Navy Department Coal Barge’, concrete barges that were commissioned by the Navy Department : Bureau of Construction and Repair. Read all about it in this week's history blog. https://www.hrmm.org/history-blog

We are thankful for you all! Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving from the staff, board and volunteers at the Hudson Ri...
11/23/2023

We are thankful for you all! Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving from the staff, board and volunteers at the Hudson River Maritime Museum.

The museum will be closed Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24. We'll see you all on Saturday, November 25 for Wi...
11/22/2023

The museum will be closed Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24. We'll see you all on Saturday, November 25 for Wintertide at the Kingston Waterfront.

It's not too early to start to plan for the holidays. If you've ever aspired to make your own holiday gifts now is your ...
11/22/2023

It's not too early to start to plan for the holidays. If you've ever aspired to make your own holiday gifts now is your chance! The Wooden Boat School is offering a series of holiday-themed woodworking classes where you can create and build unique, handcrafted toys for your family and friends, as well as learn some basic woodworking skills along the way. More info, visit https://www.hrmm.org/adult-classes.html

New Class Alert! Join guitar expert Kevin Thomson for an awesome new two-day class on 'Setup and Care of Your Electric G...
11/21/2023

New Class Alert! Join guitar expert Kevin Thomson for an awesome new two-day class on 'Setup and Care of Your Electric Guitar.' Learn the essential techniques and tips to customize and maintain your guitar. Kevin, a seasoned musician with years of touring experience, will unveil the secrets behind achieving your desired sound. From stringing to maintenance, you'll gain all the skills you need. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity! (No hands-on soldering, but soldering principles will be explored.) https://bit.ly/GuitarSetUp

Exciting news, folks! We're thrilled to announce that during November to December, we'll be teaming up with the awesome ...
11/19/2023

Exciting news, folks! We're thrilled to announce that during November to December, we'll be teaming up with the awesome Kingston Boat Co. for an incredible historical journey along the Rondout Creek and our beloved Hudson River!

Hop aboard their 1934 passenger boat,Stroller IV, and join a knowledgeable docent from the Hudson River Maritime Museum for an unforgettable hour-and-a-half voyage. They'll guide you past the fascinating remnants of former industries that once adorned the picturesque Kingston waterfront. From there, you'll sail on to the iconic Rondout Lighthouse, and then venture south along the stunning Hudson River, all the way to the breathtaking Esopus Meadows Lighthouse!

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history of our beloved waterways. https://www.kingstonboatco.com/

Immerse yourself in the world of Boat Restoration as you get hands-on experience recanvassing one of two exquisite Penn ...
11/18/2023

Immerse yourself in the world of Boat Restoration as you get hands-on experience recanvassing one of two exquisite Penn Yan Car Topper rowboats from our collection. Introduced in 1936, the Penn Yan Boat Company's popular model was ingeniously designed to be light and narrow enough to sit atop most cars from that bygone era. Sign up today and be a part of history-in-the-making!
https://bit.ly/PenYanBoat

At the turn of the 20th century, the Hudson Valley was the brickmaking capital of the world, producing more than a billi...
11/17/2023

At the turn of the 20th century, the Hudson Valley was the brickmaking capital of the world, producing more than a billion bricks a year and employing nearly 10,000 people in more than 120 brickyards. Authors of HUDSON VALLEY RUINS, Thomas Rinaldi and Robert Yasinsac, provide a fascinating insight into the area's past through its bricks and brick ruins on Wednesday, December 13. https://bit.ly/45S0XiY

In the early 20th century as outboard engines and motorboats were developed the Albany to New York Boat Race was a way t...
11/17/2023

In the early 20th century as outboard engines and motorboats were developed the Albany to New York Boat Race was a way to showcase what these engines could do. Running 136 miles from the Albany boat basin to 77nd Street in New York City, the boat race was a grueling, bone-shaking, spray-spitting marathon run.

Watch the video and keep reading about it here: https://www.hrmm.org/history-blog/media-monday-the-albany-new-york-marathon-1949

Special Winter Boat Trips! Join a docent from the Hudson River Maritime Museum onboard Kingston Boat Co.'s passenger boa...
11/16/2023

Special Winter Boat Trips! Join a docent from the Hudson River Maritime Museum onboard Kingston Boat Co.'s passenger boat, Stroller IV, for a voyage through the history of the Rondout Creek and local Hudson River waters. https://www.kingstonboatco.com/

Ever wondered why you should splurge on a new work bench when you can craft one yourself? Join instructor Max Smith as h...
11/14/2023

Ever wondered why you should splurge on a new work bench when you can craft one yourself? Join instructor Max Smith as he guides you through this Power Tools Intensive class giving you the chance to master those basic shop tool skills while creating a customized, portable work surface that's perfect for future woodworking projects! Discover more about this hands-on workshop>>> https://bit.ly/46VP9xu

Exciting news! Join guitar expert Kevin Thomson for a brand new two-day class. Discover the secrets of setting up and ca...
11/13/2023

Exciting news! Join guitar expert Kevin Thomson for a brand new two-day class. Discover the secrets of setting up and caring for your electric guitar like a pro. Kevin, a seasoned player with years of touring experience, will spill all the knowledge on how to make your guitar suit your style perfectly. From stringing to troubleshooting, maintenance to cleaning, this class covers it all. Get ready to rock! (No hands-on soldering, just the theory!) https://bit.ly/GuitarSetUp

11/11/2023

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11/10/2023

Join us for Photographers Day (and Night) at the Trolley Museum of New York THIS SATURDAY, November 11, 2023! Don't miss your chance to be part of this FREE inaugural event at The Trolley Museum of New York. Hurry and secure your spot for the night shoot as space is limited. We can't wait to see you there!

https://facebook.com/events/s/photographers-day-and-night-at/1307179666665160/?mibextid=RQdjqZ

11:00 AM - Event begins, cars will be in place on the cobblestone street, the cars will be on display throughout the day (Rondout Landing)

12:00 PM - Guided tour of TMNY Shop, opportunity to take photos (PATH WTC car and Clark PCC BQT 1000)

2:00 PM - Photographers trip to the end of track by the Hudson River with photo stops

4:15 PM - Night shoot participant safety briefing

Calling all history enthusiasts! Solaris may have been put to bed for the season, but we are thrilled to be partnering w...
11/10/2023

Calling all history enthusiasts! Solaris may have been put to bed for the season, but we are thrilled to be partnering with Kingston Boat Co. to continue to share the history of the Rondout Creek and Hudson River!
A docent from the Hudson River Maritime Museum will lead this hour-and-a-half voyage onboard a 1934 passenger boat, Stroller IV, past the former industries that lined the Kingston waterfront, the Rondout Lighthouse, and then south on the Hudson River to the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse. https://www.kingstonboatco.com/

Proof that even before the internet and apps dating was a complicated, and often controversial, affair. Today's history ...
11/10/2023

Proof that even before the internet and apps dating was a complicated, and often controversial, affair. Today's history blog provides a fascinating insight into the courting practices of the late 1800s/early 1900s and the then popular "spooning" parties that were later tabooed on the boats of the Hudson River Day Line. https://www.hrmm.org/history-blog
📸 Steamboat "Sandy Hook" second deck with passengers. Hudson River Maritime Museum

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50 Rondout Lndg
Kingston, NY
12401

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

Telephone

+18453380071

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