Virtual presentation: Ruins of the Hudson Valley


Virtual presentation: Ruins of the Hudson Valley

Tuesday October 5, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

In an effort to raise awareness of the plight of the neglected historic sites of New York’s Hudson Valley, co-authors and photographers Thomas Rinaldi and Robert Yasinsac offer insight into some of the region’s forgotten cultural treasures. Many of these buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and a few are even national historic monuments. But, despite their importance, these structures were able to deteriorate and, in some cases, disappear completely.

Rinaldi and Yasinsac have been photographing the Hudson Valley since the mid-1990s. Their book Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape was published in 2006 by the University Press of New England. The New York State Museum in 2016-17 presented a photography and architectural exhibition of their work titled “Hudson Valley Ruins”. Rinaldi and Yasinsac continue to document the demolition, restoration and reuse of neglected historic sites in the Hudson Valley.

Registration is required; Please register on our online calendar here or call the library at 914-232-5717 to access this meeting. You will receive an email prior to the meeting with a Zoom invitation.


Robert Yasinsac has documented the historic and distinctive architecture of the Hudson Valley since 1994. He is the author or co-author of two books and his photographs have appeared in The New York Times, The Journal News, Preservation Magazine, TOKION Magazine and other publications.

Thomas Rinaldi grew up in the Hudson Valley near Poughkeepsie. He is the co-author of “Hudson Valley Ruins” and is the author of two other books on topics related to the built environment and the history of design. He is currently working as an architectural designer in New York.

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