Thursday, February 25, 2016

Turn Your Radios On . . . Later Today

Today, on WGXC's Thursday Afternoon Show, architectural historian Peter Watson will be the guest of the show's hosts, Ellen Thurston and Tom DePietro. Last Saturday, Watson began his two-part lecture series, cosponsored by Historic Hudson and the Columbia County Historical Society, with a scholarly and captivating lecture at Stair Galleries about "Architectural Composer" and preeminent 19th-century architect Alexander Jackson Davis: "Picturesque Transformations: A. J. Davis Reinvents Hudson Valley Architecture." 

Watson's second lecture in the series, "A Tale of Two Houses: Two Centuries of Change at the Bronson and Vanderpoel Houses," will explore the evolution of the Dr. Oliver Bronson House in Hudson and the Vanderpoel House, CCHS's "House of History," in Kinderhook. Both houses have been attributed, in their original design, to "master mechanic" Barnabas Waterman (1776-1839). That lecture will take place on Saturday, March 12, at The School (Jack Shainman Gallery), 25 Broad Street in Kinderhook.

The Thursday Afternoon Show is from 4 to 6 p.m. The conversation with Watson is expected to begin at 5:15. WGXC is heard at 90.7 F.M. or online at

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