KINGSTON – Hudson River Maritime Museum will open for the season on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Current exhibits, which document maritime transportation, industry, recreation, and natural science can be visited Thursday through Sunday, 11:00am-5:00pm. There is an admission fee for adults, seniors and children. Museum members, veterans, and active-duty military get in free.
Staff are excited to offer not only new exhibits, but also expanded access to projects that were launched during the museum’s COVID-limited season in 2020. The exhibit Mary Powell: Queen of the Hudson tells the story of the steamboat Mary Powell which represented the best of Hudson River travel from the Civil War period until the first World War. A new companion online exhibit will be launched on May 1, 2021. Also on display is Rescuing the River: 50 Years of Environmental Activism which traces the role of the Hudson River in the development of the modern environmental movement.Other new exhibits cover topics such as climate change in the Hudson Valley, the 50th anniversary of the last season of the steamboat Alexander Hamilton, and more.
The museum continues to take precautions to ensure the safety of visitors, staff, and volunteers. All visitors must wear face masks while experiencing the museum’s exhibits and store, and use hand sanitizer upon entry. Visit www.hrmm.org to learn about other measures in place to ensure visitor safety within the museum and throughout the rest of campus.
Virtual lectures, woodworking and boatbuilding classes at the Wooden Boat School, and on-land and on-water sailing classes with the Sailing School are also available. Starting Memorial Day weekend, tours aboard the 100% solar-powered tour boat Solaris will return, with new and exciting tour options. Tickets available now atwww.hrmm.org/all-boat-tours.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries and related industries. In addition to extensive collections documenting maritime transportation, industry, recreation, and natural
science, the museum offers classes and programs at its Wooden Boat School, Sailing and Rowing School, and aboard Solaris, the 100% solar powered tour boat and floating classroom. The museum is located along the historic Rondout waterfront in downtown Kingston. Visit www.hrmm.org for more information.