Friday, February 3, 2017

The Hudson Female Academy

Gossips has more than once shared the information that, in 1851, after it had been first an almshouse (1818-1830) and then a lunatic asylum (1830-1850), the stone building at the north end of Fourth Street, most recently the Hudson Area Library, became the Hudson Female Academy, under the direction of the Reverend J. B. Hague. This afternoon I discovered, in the Hudson Daily Star for August 18, 1851, the announcement of the opening of this school for young women.

The advertisement referred to is this one, which appeared in the lower right of the same page.


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