CAPE TO OFFER COURSE ON HISTORY OF THE HUDSON VALLEY

1/10/2013

Four-Session Course to be Held at Newburgh Campus; Will Discuss Local Towns and Colorful Characters

NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Area residents are invited to learn about the history of the Hudson Valley from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday mornings in late January and February as SUNY Orange’s Continuing and Professional Development program offers a non-credit course at the College’s Newburgh campus.

The “Hudson Valley History I” course, set to begin Jan. 26 and run through Feb. 23 (no class will be held on Feb. 16) in Room 207 of Kaplan Hall, will cover how modern towns developed in the Hudson River Valley, from the early Dutch, French, English, and Native American settlements. Attendees will discuss local folklore and colorful characters of the region, including Henry Hudson, Benedict Arnold, Sybil Ludington, Major John Andre, Daniel Ninham and Henry Wells, among others.

Instructor Leon DiMartino is an experienced presenter who earned a bachelor’s degree from Pace University and a master’s degree from Fordham University in History and Education. Course registration is $95.

A followup course, “Hudson Valley History II” will be held on Saturdays in March for those who participate in the initial class and may be interested in continuing their investigation of the region’s heritage. Registration for the second course will also be $95.

For more information, please call (845) 341-4890 or e-mail cape@sunyorange.edu. CAPE at SUNY Orange offers many other vocational and enrichment courses. For the current course schedule, go to www.sunyorange.edu/ce.

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Mike Albright
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