Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tonight at the Library

Hudson Hall presents "The History of Hudson's Merchants and Whalers," a talk by Carl Whitbeck. This is the final event in Hudson Hall's celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Herman Melville, honoring the legacy of the author of Moby Dick and Hudson's fascinating history as a whaling town.

The talk, which takes place at 6:00 p.m. at the Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street, is SOLD OUT, which is a bit of a misnomer since the event is free. If you haven't already made a reservation to secure a seat, you can get on a wait list by showing up at the library at 5:00 p.m. tonight. You will be given a number and asked to return to the library at 5:45 p.m. to fill any seats that are empty at that time. You must be present when your number is called to get a seat. This is also a warning to anyone who has reserved a seat to arrive before 5:45 or risk losing your seat to someone who did not make a reservation.

1 comment:

  1. It's fair to wonder whether or not the speaker has yet discovered the existence, for decades, of a Standard Oil depot in South Bay?

    Some may recall him getting that wrong in his previous free history lesson to the Common Council in 2013. That was when his friends in power needed Standard Oil never to have been there except, oops, we found the evidence in the end anyway.

    Depending on who his friends and clients are at the moment and what they aim to achieve at Hudson's expense, who can believe anything this guy says?