Situated on the bank of the Hudson River, Kingston originally was home to the Esopus people, a tribe of Lenape (Delaware) Native Americans. The area witnessed the activities of Dutch traders, American revolutionaries, and British arsonists, as well as cement manufacturers and canal and railway travelers, among others. The city has the distinction of being New York State's first capital. Today, it is home to an increasingly diverse group of people with their own unique histories. Some of these stories are well known; others have yet to be examined. In the interest of “Expanding the Narrative,” we invite public historians to shed light on some of the lesser-known people and events that have shaped our state’s past.
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In addition to our in-person offerings, we are pleased to announce that we will be a virtual online option for those who are unable to travel to be with us in Kingston.
Thank you to our presenting sponsor, the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
APHNYS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.