An 1864 Thanksgiving Remembrance Concert,
Exhibits & Encampment
Saturday, November 9, 2002

"A tribute to the City of Hudson's Civil War Heritage and
all veterans who have answered our Nation's call
to defend our freedoms"

(Exhibits & Encampment are from 2-5 p.m. - Concert begins at 7 p.m.)
  • Civil War Encampment "Life of the Soldier" (Church)
  • Hendrick Hudson Chapter House (Robert Jenkins House) Civil War Exhibit, Genealogical Research, Library services and information about Columbia County Civil War Units
  • Presentations about Columbia County and the City of Hudson's Civil War Experience by local Historians (Chapter House)
  • Demonstrations by the 5th New York Zouaves (Chapter House)
  • Mid-Nineteenth Century Photo Exhibit (Church)
  • Civil War & Revolutionary War Art Exhibit by Paul R. Martin III (Church/Chapter House)
  • Period Music (Church/Chapter House)
  • 7 p.m. Concert in Church Sanctuary: 1864 Thanksgiving Rememberance by the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers & Friends (Community members will chronicle these challenging times by sharing excerpts from their Civil War Ancestors' letters.)
Hudson's favorite son Colonel David Smith Cowles, 128th NY Infantry Volunteers. Artifacts Related to The commander will be on display at the Hendrick Hudson Chapter House along with General U.S Grant's headquarter's Flag and desk.

Proceeds from the sale of concert tickets and sponsor Donations will benefit the Friends of the First Presbyterian Church for preservation and rehabilitation of the church. Funds will also help preserve a very rare Zouave Civil War period uniform located at the Hendrick Chapter House. The uniform will be on display during the November 9th exhibition.

For information about the event and where to get Concert tickets ($10/$5) contact the Columbia County Department of Tourism at 518-828-3375.
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