Thursday Evening at the Gallery: Hudson's Prison History 1887-Present

  • Davis Orton Gallery 114 Warren Street Hudson, NY, 12534 United States

The Prison Public Memory Project and Davis Orton Gallery kick off the summer's Thursday evening program series with this rich presentation by Peter Tenerowicz. Peter will take you through over a century of Hudson prison history, from the foundation of the House of Refuge for Women in 1887 to the Hudson Correctional Facility’s transformation into a juvenile facility today. Building on an illustrated talk developed by Prison Public Memory Project staff and presented in 2016 at the Hudson Correctional Facility for staff and all inmates, Peter will bring his unique perspective as a former corrections officer to the history of Hudson’s past as a prison community as well as his knowledge about the history of his wife’s family members who lived and worked at the Hudson prison from 1917 until the 1950s when it was the NYS Training School for Girls. 

*This event is free and open to the public. An RSVP email to events@davisortongallery.com is appreciated. 

Peter Tenerowicz, a former corrections officer at Hudson Correctional Facility and member of the Prison Public Memory Project advisory committee

Peter Tenerowicz, a former corrections officer at Hudson Correctional Facility and member of the Prison Public Memory Project advisory committee