Battenkill Inspired

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Battenkill Inspired
Battenkill at Shushan, NY - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
c. 1890 - 1980

Historical Context

The waters of the Battenkill, flowing from Vermont through southern Washington County to the Hudson River, are the source of inspiration for the art and artifacts showcased in an exhibition during the first half of 2015. Battenkill Inspired showcased the work of contemporary artists, as well as taking a look at the river’s culture: the covered bridges built to cross, the many industries that once drew power from its flow, the lure of Dionondehowa Falls and its pleasure park and the electricity generated for a trolley system, the world-class trout fishing with its own original fly patterns and personalities, the 1960s-70s decorated rafts for a timed float and competition, and current efforts to preserve this valuable resource.

Scope of Collection

This collection contains images and documents related to the Battenkill River and surrounding area.