January 25th

How the Automobile Changed the Hudson Valley Landscape: A Look Through Vintage Postcards

With David Turner.
Thursday, January 25 at 7 pm by Zoom.

Enjoy a pictorial history through vintage postcards showing the evolution of the Hudson Valley roadside, from the humble dirt roads of the early 1900s to the paved thoroughfares of today.  Included in the presentation will be dozens of images of the region that depict the progression of the automobile from a novelty item to a major driver of infrastructure development to support the needs of the masses. See Route 9 and Route 22 blossom with restaurants, motels, gas stations and hidden history you can still see today.

David Turner is a trustee of DCHS and maintains a significant post card and image collection of the Hudson Valley.

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We are grateful to Healey Brothers for their sponsorship of this event and our Virtual Event Space for the month of January.

This allows us to bring these events to the public without “admission” fees.

Some of the images you will see in the program:

From DCHS Collections: