Browse Exhibits (3 total)

Rescuing the River: 50 Years of Environmental Activism on the Hudson

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"Rescuing the River: 50 Years of Environmental Activism on the Hudson," presented by Bank of America, traces the role of the Hudson River in the American environmental movement and the influence of individuals and organizations like Scenic Hudson, Riverkeeper, Clearwater, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in cleaning up the Hudson River.

Using primary sources like photographs and paintings, newspaper articles, ephemera, and oral histories, this exhibit provides a comprehensive and river-wide look at environmentalism from the 19th century forward, with special emphasis on the 1960s-90s.

Additional support provided by: Humanities NY, New York State Assembly.

For more information about the Hudson River Maritime Museum, please visit www.hrmm.org.

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Hudson River Day Line

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This exhibit highlights the history and vessels of the passenger steamboat line, Hudson River Day Line. The Hudson River Day Line was the most famous of the Hudson River steamboat lines carrying millions of passengers over the decades on excursion trips from New York to Albany and points in between on fast, beautifully appointed steamers.

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Tugboats: Workhorses of the Hudson River

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This exhibition features tug and tow boats that powered the movement of freight along the Hudson River in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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