Friday, Apr. 27, 7:30pm at the Starr Library, Palatine Architecture

Friday, Apr. 27, 7:30pm at the Starr Library, Palatine Architecture

Don McTernan, museum curator/historian and Bob Hedges, timber-framer/historian, will examine traditional Palatine design and construction techniques evident in selected regional buildings. Siting, plans and function will be illustrated and discussed. Regional Palatine architecture is an esoteric and enigmatic subject, owing largely to its melding with Dutch folk architectural traditions at an early date. The mid-Hudson region possesses a wealth of surviving vernacular dwellings, barns and outbuildings which should be carefully studied and documented before they are lost. Refreshments will be served.

And from Historic Red Hook:

Sun, April 29 • 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Marriage and Mischief
What was a skimelton? Dr. Thom Wermuth, Associate Professor of History at Marist College, shares his take on an early Hudson Valley custom of  celebrating new marriages with mischief. The skimelton, originally an 18th century form of vigilantism aimed at adulterers, became, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, a raucous serenading of newly-married couples by uninvited guests, usually neighbors.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments follow the program.

Fri, May 4 • 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Early Music at the Elmendorph
“Love, Wrath & Madness in 17th Century Italy, Spain and Peru,” The Hudson Valley Consort performs music of Corelli, Monteverdi, Merula, Stradella and others. Nell Snaidas, soprano, Scot Moore, violin, Grant Herreid, theorbo, Christine Gummere, cello. Seating is limited. Tickets $15 at the door. Refreshments included. Proceeds to benefit the people of Puerto Rico. Additional contributions welcome.