Saturday, January 6, 2018

Exploring Our Region's Dutch Heritage

Next Saturday, January 13, Historic Hudson and the Columbia County Historical Society are sponsoring a lecture by Dutch restoration architect Andre Hoek, "Discovering Layers in Time: Life in the Netherlands 1650-1700." In a talk described as an "illustrated tour . . . including fine art, architecture, and gardens," Hoek will explore how the people of the Netherlands lived during the last half of the Dutch Golden Age by examining visual evidence in what remains of 17th-century Dutch villages, farms, buildings, and gardens and by studying the famous paintings of the time which captured interiors and landscapes. He will discuss everyday matters of the era from a Dutch perspective, revealing how the appearance of dwellings, paint colors, building materials and techniques, and even cooking methods can be discovered in the layers of historic buildings.

The lecture takes place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, in Van Buren Hall, located upstairs at Kinderhook Village Hall, 6 Chatham Street, in Kinderhook. Following the lecture, there will be a reception at the Columbia County Historical Society Museum & Library Building, just around the corner at 5 Albany Avenue.   

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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