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Last year, at about this same time, local historian Paul Barrett presented his lecture At Ease: The Social Side of the Hudson Armory at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. This year, in honor of the Hudson Area Library's first year at the armory, Barrett is reprising At Ease as part of the History Room's Local History Speaker Series. Barrett will reveal how the armory was host to "beauty contests, big band performances [with dancing], basketball tournaments, business expositions, exotic car shows, and was even the center of a controversial brush with the Cold War."
The event takes place on Thursday, April 27, at 6 p.m., in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street. Admission is free, and seating is available on a first come, first served basis. A question-and-answer period will follow the lecture, accompanied by light refreshments.
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