It takes many people to put together an exhibit, and "Mary Powell: Queen of the Hudson" is no exception. Begun in 2019 with the anticipation of opening to the public in the spring of 2020, the exhibit was derailed by the coronavirus pandemic and the abrupt closure of the museum in March of 2020. Nevertheless, staff and especially museum volunteers persevered and opened the physical incarnation of the exhibit in late summer of 2020. This online exhibit was completed as a companion to the physical exhibit in the spring of 2021.
This exhibit was made possible in part by a grant from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.
Loan Thank Yous
Many thanks to the following institutions and individuals for loaning or donating artifacts, models, lithographs, and more to the exhibit:
Senate House State Historic Site, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
Klyne Esopus Museum
Friends of Historic Kingston
John H. Marino, Jr.
G. M. Mastropaol
Bruce McKinney and Len Tantillo
William G. Muller
This exhibit would not have been possible without the incredible work of our talented volunteers, including:
Ronald Searl, exhibit carpenter
Russell Lange, board member, exhibits committee
Allynne Lange, curator emerita
Mark Peckham, board member, Chair, exhibits committee
Jeffrey Hall, archives volunteer
Frances Drakert, archives volunteer
George Thompson, research volunteer
Carl & Joan Mayer, research and archives volunteers
Other Thank Yous
Many thanks to Collections Manager & Digital Archivist Carla Lesh for sorting through hundreds of photos, pieces of ephemera, artifacts, newspapers, and more and for ensuring good digital records made research easy.
Thanks to Director of Exhibits and Outreach Sarah Wassberg Johnson for researching, writing, and compiling the online exhibit.
Special thanks to Jennifer Palmentiero and Zachary Spalding of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council for hosting the programs and providing the training that made this online exhibit possible.