A History of Rowing on the Hudson, Fri., June 2, 2017, 7pm, HRMM East Gallery

As part of National Learn to Row Day, the Rondout Rowing Club will be showing the documentary by Mid-Hudson Rowing Association             [See film trailer]

This full length film covers rowing as a profession, sport and recreational activity from the arrival of European settlers. After years oh huge championship regattas, the Hudson River today is home to more rowing participants than spectators.
Covers rowing as an occupation, professional and amateur sport from arrival of Europeans to the present day. Learn of huge spectator races in NYC as early as 1824 and the Poughkeepsie Regatta which ran from 1895 to 1949. Meet some local student athletes and coaches who achieved greatness. Hear stories told in the voice of legends of the sport and see many relics from the early days of rowing on the Hudson River.
Produced By Mid-Hudson Rowing Association
Suggested Donation: $5.00
Snacks will be available for purchase before and during the screening

 

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