Lecture: The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age
"The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age"
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Virtual via Zoom
$5/household | HRMM members FREE
Starting about 25,000 years ago, an immense sheet of ice advanced out of Labrador and swept southward across much of North America. A good deal of that ice entered the Hudson Valley and continued all the way to today’s Long Island. During this advance, the ice scoured all of our Hudson Valley and created much of its landscape, especially the Wall of Manitou - the Catskill Front. Later the climate warmed and the ice melted back to the north. Vast quantities of meltwater poured out of the retreating ice and sculpted by erosion a great deal more of our valley’s landscape. Several cycles of glacial advance and retreat occurred, and their combined erosive processes shaped our picturesque scenery. Much of our region’s rich culture was generated from this ice age history. The Hudson River School artists painted these ice age terrains. Pioneering landscape architects worked with what the glaciers left. In this lecture Robert and Johanna Titus will describe both the science and the arts of our valley’s landscapes.
Robert and Johanna Titus, retired professors of geology and biology, are popular science writers, focusing on Catskills and Hudson Valley geological history. They write regular geology columns for three regional magazines and three area newspapers. They are authors of three books, including The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age. They maintain a facebook page, “The Catskill Geologist” and a blog, www.thecatskillgeologist.com.
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