Ship model lecture at Maritime Museum
The Hudson River Maritime Museum will present a lecture, “So Many Models, So Little Time,” by ship restorer Charlie Potter on Wednesday, July 26, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the museum’s Riverport Wooden Boat School classroom, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston.
Potter will discuss his love for models, the many different kinds of models people make, as well as some of the models in the collection of the Hudson River Maritime Museum that he has restored.
Suggested donation is $5.
The museum’s new exhibit for 2017, “The Modeler’s Craft,” showcases boat models from the Hudson River Maritime Museum’s collection, as well as exceptional models on loan from other organizations, including Friends of Historic Kingston and the Newburgh Historical Society. Featuring the West Gallery exhibit (above) and the “Charlie Niles Model Shop” in the rear of the East Gallery, this exhibit was made possible by generous support from Russell & Allynne Lange, Scenic Arts Studio, and The Estate of Charles Niles.
Museum hours are
11 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. General admission is $7, $5 for seniors and ages 18 and younger. For information, call 845-338-0071 or email
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is seeking volunteer docents at the Rondout Lighthouse. Qualified applicants will spend a weekend afternoon from noon to 4 p.m. enjoying the river views while teaching visitors about the Rondout Lighthouse and its keepers. Training is provided. The lighthouse, completed in 1915, is accessible only by ferry, which operates from the museum’s dock. Tour groups are small, with a maximum of six visitors per trip. Tours last about 30 minutes.
Applicants should be able to handle boarding the ferry and climbing the stairs at the lighthouse, be able to read and retain detailed information, and be comfortable speaking to the public. For a volunteer application, visit http://www.hrmm.org/volunteer or email Director of Education Sarah Wassberg at email@example.com, or call (845) 338-0071, ext. 16. The museum also has other tour guide opportunities as well.
The Rondout Lighthouse is the last of three lighthouses marking the entrance to the Rondout Creek. Still fully operational as a navigational light, the Rondout lighthouse is one of only seven remaining on the Hudson River.
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