Spend an evening with Henry Hudson

CLARKSVILLE — Spend an entertaining, fun-filled hour with captain Henry Hudson and learn about his sailing career of some 400 years ago.  His third exploratory voyage, in 1609, brought him to Mannahatta, the “Island of Many Hills” which is today’s Manhattan Island.

His voyage on the “River of Mountains” (later to be named the Hudson River, by the English) aboard his ship, the Half Moon, brought him to the region that is known today as the Capital District.

On June 4, re-enactor and city guide Norman Bauman will take us back in time to when the Albany area was first explored. He’ll speak at the Clarksville Community Church on the Delaware Turnpike in Clarksville in an event hosted by the Clarksville Historical Society.

Bauman was a Henry Hudson re-enactor for the AlbanyAquaDucks during the 2009 quadricentennial activities. He has worked as a city guide for visitors to the Capital Region, a river guide on the Hudson River, and is affiliated with several museums and historical organizations.

The Clarksville Historical Society annual meeting will precede the program and will start at 7 p.m.; the program will begin at about 7:15.  For more information, call 768-2870.
Editor’s note: Marilyn Miles is with the program committee of the Clarksville Historical Society

More Out & About

  • GUILDERLAND — Guilderhaven has a very busy fall schedule starting with the Rotary Pet Fair on Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shaker Heritage Society.

  • Online registration is now available for special Capitol suffrage tours celebrating the centennial of women winning the right to vote in New York State and for the annual Capitol Hauntings tours of the New York State Capitol.

  • NEW SCOTLAND — The First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville invites all to a free lunch on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

    Meals are served from noon to 1 p.m., for eating in only. The church is located at 68 Maple Ave. in the village.