The 2nd annual Hudson Valley History Reading Festival at the FDR Museum & Library in Hyde Park is this Saturday. Presented in conjunction with the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District, this festival features authors of recently published books on Hudson Valley history reading from their works.
In one hour sessions beginning at 10 a.m., each of four authors will conduct a lively presentation of their work, read from it and answer questions afterwards. Their books will be available for sale at the New Deal Store located onsite in the Wallace Center. The authors will be available to sign them.
The history books chosen seem to be more in a popular vein than a scholarly one, but anyone interested in Hudson Valley history will find something of value to be gained by attending.
The list of authors and their works follows:
10:00 a.m. - Jonathan Kruk
Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley (The History Press, 2011)
11:00 a.m. - Vincent T. Dacquino
Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley: An Investigative Journey (The History Press, 2007)
Noon - LUNCH BREAK (lunch not provided)
1:00 p.m. - Peter G. Rose
Summer Pleasures, Winter Pleasures: A Hudson Valley Cookbook (SUNY Press, 2009)
2:00 p.m. - Anthony P. Musso
Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley, Volume 2 (Stefano Press, 2013)
This is a free event open to the public. For additional information please visit the website or call Cliff Laube at (845) 486-7745.