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Hudson River Museum’s Centennial: Westchester’s One and Only 100-Year Old Museum

“. . . the story of the Hudson River Museum (HRM) in its Centennial year is one of a museum returning to its roots in the community, broadly writ, recognizing that what ends up on its walls can reflect its audience at the same time that it provides deep learning experiences. It’s all about community enrichment and conversation.”

HRM Launches SC Hudson River Museum App

The Hudson River Museum is thrilled to announce that it has teamed up with Second Canvas to create SC Hudson River Museum, a free app allows you to experience 10 works from our collection like never before.

Meet Me on the Moon: 2019 HRM Museum Studies Partnership for Learning

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of celebrating our fruitful partnership with Yonkers Public Schools Museum School 25 at an exhibition of student work at the school.

1932: The Homelands Exhibition Series: A Welcome to Immigrants

The Homelands exhibitions, which were presented throughout the 1930s and 40s, showcased the decorative arts and crafts of Ukrainian, Czechoslovakian, Assyrian, Armenian, Italian, Finnish, Polish, Scandinavian, and Chinese residents of Westchester County.

The HRM Presents Two Exhibitions This Summer that Explore Social Justice Issues and Equity in Representation

The Hudson River Museum is continuing a year of Centennial celebrations with the presentation of two special exhibitions, along with a roster of dynamic public programs, that celebrate diversity, community, and social justice issues. These exhibitions and programs demonstrate the Museum’s ongoing commitment to making our offerings more inclusive and representative of the communities we serve.

From HRM Intern to National News Correspondent

Ned Potter had early career ambitions to write and talk about space, an interest that drew him to the HRM 30 years ago when he worked in the Planetarium. On Saturday, May 4, at 1:30pm, Potter will return to the Museum to discuss his career, as well as the past, present, and future of entrepreneurial space ventures in Space Business, a special talk with Chad Anderson,

1929: The Elephant in the Room

1929, the year the stock market crashed, was also the year the American Museum of Natural History gave the Hudson River Museum the gift of a taxidermied elephant.

The HRM Romanticizes the Moon

“We’re all part of one big planet. No matter where you are in the world, you look up and see the moon,” said Laura Vookles, Chair of the Curatorial Department, in a recent feature on BBC World News, Why the Moon Makes Us All Romantics.

1929: Education Programs

William Berkeley, who served as Director of the Museum from 1926–37, moved swiftly to make education one of the institution’s top priorities, and the Museum went on to actively cultivate relationships with local schools.

William Berkeley, First Director of the HRM

During his 11-year tenure, Dr. Berkeley spearheaded many important initiatives and changes to the Museum, which included creating collection galleries devoted to fine arts, natural history, earth sciences, and local and world history.