Judy Linville - "Reflections: Staatsburg - Not Just a Place to Live"

Event date: 
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12571

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This collection of interviews with local residents by Judy Linville offers a glimpse of life in a small Hudson River Valley hamlet.

Judy LinvilleReflections: Staatburg by Judy Linville

From these poignant, and sometimes humorous, memories we are reminded of the meaning of “home” in its most universal sense. Combined, the stories help us to recognize what is really important, no matter where we live.. Staatsburg was the “downstairs” to American Royalty. Tales of encounters with Roosevelts and wealthy landowners are intermixed with the realities of poverty and the strength of a close-knit community. Narrators recall what it was like to work and play through two World Wars, the Depression and the era of the Great Estates in a once-bustling service village during the early to mid-1900s.

Judy Linville has lived in Staatsburg, New York for over forty years where she and her husband Bob raised two children. She is a former middle school English teacher and retired as a building principal. Judy has recorded personal essays on Northeast Public Radio and was chosen to read an essay for the spoken word event, Read650.      

Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck is a fully wheelchair accessible space with on-site van accessible parking. Microphones and speakers will not be used at this event [but can be made available with advance notice]. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us: info@oblongbooks.com.

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