Saturday, November 17, 2012

Gathering the History of Hudson's Prison

Tomorrow--Sunday, November 18--the Prison Public Memory Project is conducting a photo and story sharing event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street. Members of the community are invited to help preserve and tell the history of the Hudson Correctional Facility, formerly the Girls' Training School and originally the Women's House of Refuge. Throughout the day, volunteers will copy photographs brought to the library and record the stories about them.

The program for the day also includes: 
  • At 1:30, a presentation by public historian Kathleen Hulser about the training school movement in the United States and the Girls' Training School in Hudson.
  • At 2:45, a conversation with Hudson resident Sue Tenerowizc, who will share her grandmother's photo album about working at the Girls' Training School.     
A written overview and annotated bibliography about the Girls' Training School, prepared by PPMP contributor and Columbia County resident Russ Immarigeon, will be available during the event and afterward in the History Room at the library.

The photograph reproduced here was discovered by Cherie Miller Schwartz in the archives of the Hudson Correctional Facility. Gossips borrowed it from the Dr. Oliver Bronson House Daybook.

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