The History Alliance of Kingston (HAK) introduces to the public our newest project: the Black History of the Hudson Valley Collaborative Research Project in a Zoom presentation as part of Black History Month Kingston.  You can use  this link to visit the Hudson Valley Black History Research Project web pages.

There will be a Zoom presentation on September 23rd at 7pm, for the Hurley Heritage Society : 
Black Cultural History of Ulster County: A Multimedia Presentation
You must pre-register to view the presentation to get the password access for Zoom. Its free and easy to do – just click here!


The History Alliance of Kingston is also present in this presentation from the Ulster County Historical Society on the same night, at the same time, September 23rd at 7pm.

Expanding the Narrative in the Age of COVID


Please feel free to share this link with people you think would be interested. When the Covid pandemic forced local cultural organizations to close their doors, many, if not all, had to find new ways to keep interest alive in their collections. This conference presents two possibilities–one of which grew directly out of the pandemic–for strengthening the resilience of our cultural institutions for the future.

Our Mission

To bring local history to life for people of all ages through events and activities that reflect and promote a deeper understanding of the diverse social and cultural history of the Hudson Valley.

Our Goals

  • Teach a more representative history that reflects the diversity in the Hudson Valley

  • Include the public in local history activities

  • Develop and promote collaborative events 
  • Assist each other in promotion
  • Be a storyteller for the Hudson Valley

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Partner Organizations

To promote literacy through teaching and learning about the African roots experience, including history and culture, through a dynamic exchange of information, ideas and creativity.
AJ Williams-Myers African Roots Center
Presenting the history of the Rosendale Cement District, source of high quality cement from the 1830s to 1970.
Century House Historical Society
The Delaware and Hudson Canal transported the coal and cement that powered and built a lot of the 19th century structures in the USA.
The Delaware and Hudson Canal Museum
For over 55 years, FHK has continued to work to keep history alive in the landscape of Kingston by working closely with neighbors, visitors, local organizations, elected officials and government agencies.
Friends of Historic Kingston
Located on the historic Rondout waterfront, the Hudson River Maritime Museum was established in 1979 to collect, preserve, research, exhibit, and interpret a collection of historical artifacts related to the maritime heritage of the Hudson River and its tributaries. This is the only museum in New York State exclusively dedicated to this mission.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum
The Hurley Heritage Society is a non-profit, all volunteer organization which operates the Hurley Heritage Society Museum. We are dedicated to preserving for future generations the unique cultural, architectural, environmental, and historic impact of the various groups that have occupied Hurley throughout its 350 year existence.
The Hurley Heritage Society
The Reher Center, housed in a preserved 19th century family-run bread bakery, is the only museum in the Hudson Valley dedicated to the working-class and immigrant stories of the region past and present.
Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History
The 18th century home of Abraham VanGaasbeek, which served as the first meeting place for the New York State Senate in the midst of the Revolutionary War. The site includes the historic house, museum building with two floors of exhibits, and grounds.
Senate House State Historic Site
Theatre on the Road brings educational performances to schools and local theaters.
Theatre On The Road
Consists of Ulster County Archives Collection, featuring Ulster County’s historical records dating from 1658, and also manages the Matthewis Persen House Museum Cultural Heritage Center, a 1661 Dutch Colonial House, located on the historical corner of Crown and John Streets in uptown Kingston.
Ulster County Clerk’s Office
Presenting archives and exhibits on Ulster County history at the Bevier House Museum.
Ulster County Historical Society
A collection of historic fire equipment in an antique firehouse!
The Volunteer Firemen's Hall and Museum

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