Jun 09, 2021 7:30 AM
Gwen Mayer, Archivist Hudson Library
Hudson's role in the abolitionist movement and Underground Railroad

Gwen Mayer is the archivist at the Hudson Library and Historical Society.  In that role, she is largely responsible for a large manuscript collection, including one of the nation’s largest collections of materials about famed abolitionist John Brown. In addition to substantial holdings concerning founding families such as the Hudsons, the collection also contains documents related to local organizations such as the Hudson Garden Club and the Hudson League of Women Voters.  Gwen will be sharing the role of Hudson in the abolitionist movement and Underground Railroad.  She has led many Library Walking Tours to explore the places and people of Hudson involved in our nation’s Civil War-from John Brown to the homes of many of the men who fought.