In the 1800s, the lower Hudson River Valley was in transition from a locally-based rural lifestyle to a suburban, middle class existence connected to wider networks. On Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Eugene Boesch demonstrates how these transformations set the stage for 20th contemporary culture. This lecture shows how the techniques of archaeology can be used to explore 19th century homes of the Hudson Valley and covers the process by which historic house sites are evaluated for possible inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. NY Council for the Humanities Speakers program. Pre-register online at http://www.taplib.org or call Jill at[masked] for more information.