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Hudson Valley Ruins
Saturday, December 3 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | add to Google Calendar
This program will take place in person in the Yeager Community Room located on the lower level of the Library.
Presented by Thomas Rinaldi and Robert Yasinsac
In an effort to raise awareness for the plight of neglected historic sites in the New York’s Hudson Valley, co-authors and photographers Thomas Rinaldi and Robert Yasinsac will offer a glimpse at some of the region’s forgotten cultural treasures.
Many of these buildings are listed on the National Register of Historical Places, and a few are even National Historical Landmarks. But in spite of their significance, these structures have been allowed to decay, and in some cases, to disappear altogether.
Rinaldi and Yasinsac have been photographing the Hudson Valley since the mid-1990s. Their book “Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape” was published in 2006 by the University Press of New England. The New York State Museum in 2016-17 presented a photography and architecture exhibition of their work entitled “Hudson Valley Ruins.” Rinaldi and Yasinsac continue to document the demolition, restoration, and reuse of neglected historic sites in the Hudson Valley.