The Changing Hudson Valley

Series focuses on historical landscapes

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and the Cornwall Presbyterian Church are hosting two upcoming lectures. On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Jon Malinowski, a professor of geography at West Point, will discuss “West Point’s Landscape 1802-1820,” including buildings present in 1802, the first stone buildings in 1815 and the construction of some early homes  that still stand.

A view of West Point, circa 1820

A view of West Point, circa 1820

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, Richard Hull, a retired history professor at New York University, will present “Dramatic Land Transformation in the Hudson Valley: Cause and Effect.” Hull will discuss the impact of industry and farming in changing the landscape and how that impacted people and animals in the region over the past two centuries.

Both events begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Cornwall Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 222 Hudson Street in Cornwall. Tickets are $7 ($5 for museum members). Call 845-534-5506 or visit

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