Bauman brings Hudson to life

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Historical Society’s 2014 program series begins Thursday, Feb. 20, with “A Visit From Henry Hudson,” a living history portrayal by Norman Bauman, costumes for the part. Bauman will describe “his” sailing career and especially the exploration of the river eventually named in “his” honor.

Well qualified for his presentation, Bauman’s experience sailing his ketch Old Friend on the Hudson River for many years has made him very familiar with the river and its variable conditions, giving him insight into what Henry Hudson would have experienced in 1609. Bauman worked as a tour guide with the Albany AquaDuck Boat tours for several years before those ended and has also acted both as an Albany City guide and as a guide for Hudson River cruises.

Everyone is welcome to join historical-society members for this free presentation. If you have been trying to encourage your children or grandchildren to take an interest in history, you might find this program appealing.

The meeting begins 7:30 p.m. at the Mynderse-Frederick House at 451 Route 146, Guilderland Center. Refreshments and a social hour follow the program, giving you the opportunity to chat with Bauman. For more information, call 861-8582.

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