Dutch Culture is the theme of this lecture jointly sponsored by the Columbia County Historical Society and Historic Hudson (HistoricHudson.org) as part of our shared Winter 2018 programming
"Discovering Layers in Time:
Life in the Netherlands 1650-1700"
By André Hoek
Saturday, January 13, 2018
"Discovering Layers in Time: Life in the Netherlands 1650-1700; the last half of the Dutch Golden Age"
Dutch Restoration Architect, André Hoek takes us on an illustrated tour of 'Discovering Layers in Time: Life in the Netherlands 1650-1700', including fine art, architecture, and gardens.
Hoek's talk will explore how the Dutch population lived in the last half of the ‘Dutch Golden Age’ by examining visual evidence in what remains of Dutch 17th century villages, farms, buildings and gardens and also studying the famous paintings of the time which captured interiors and landscapes.
Mr. Hoek will discuss everyday matters of the era from a Dutch perspective, and how appearances of dwellings, paint colors, building materials and techniques, and even cooking methods, can be discovered in the layers of historic buildings,
He will also present the complications of restoring a structure that has been changed and adapted for new uses over time and how difficult it is to retain the ‘spirit of place’ in historic buildings and landscapes.
Van Buren Hall (Upstairs over Kinderhook Village Hall)
6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook, NY 12106
Join us for a glass of wine or other beverage following the lecture
around the corner at the CCHS Museum & Library Building, 5 Albany Avenue!
Advance Tickets $15
At the Door:
$15 Members (CCHS or HH)
$ 20 Non-Members