|Taking the Census, Francis William Edmonds, 1854, Metropolitan Museum of Art|
The History of the Census in Hudson, which was developed in collaboration with the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History, examines the United States federal censuses that have been taken since 1790, the New York State censuses taken since 1825, colonial censuses that precede the American Revolution, and the upcoming 2020 federal census. The exhibit focuses on Hudson, from its founding and even earlier times, and includes original 1845 census books for the City of Hudson, displayed alongside maps, documents, and images that illuminate the area's growth and history. It also includes information about the 2020 census and its importance to Hudson and its inhabitants.
The History of the Census in Hudson will be on display in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library from February 6 until March 31. The library is located at 51 North Fifth Street.
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