Monday, April 18, 2016

The Other Life of the Armory

Historic photographs of the Hudson Armory at Fifth and State streets often show uniformed soldiers posing on the steps or document the fire of epic proportions that took place there on the morning of December 31, 1928. 

One thing for which there is little photographic documentation is the Armory's use for community events--everything from hospital balls to basketball tournaments. On Wednesday, April 20, as part of the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Hudson Area Library, local historian and researcher Paul Barrett will present his discoveries about the nonmilitary uses of the building over the years in a program called "At Ease: The Social Side of the Hudson Armory."

The Friends' Annual Meeting begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in the Community Room of the library, 51 North Fifth Street. The public is invited to attend.

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