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Sixth graders shared music, poetry and exhibits inspired by their study of the Hudson River Valley region during the Hudson River Presentations on Thursday, May 24, in Doc Wilson Hall.
The Hudson River Presentations are a collaborative celebration of student work explored in the arts and humanities. The hall was filled with family members, who listened to the music performances and poetry readings and checked out the sixth graders' informative exhibits on historic mansions.
Students performed ballads, lullabies and working songs that they had composed as part of their collaborative folk music song cycle project. The songs were inspired by various periods in history, such as the Revolutionary War era, Civil War era, Great Depression, and Civil Rights era.
Throughout the hall were exhibits about people and places in the Hudson River Valley Region. The creators cited facts and interesting details about their chosen subjects and answered visitors' questions. Some students also dressed in period garb, such as shawls and long skirts, tuxedo jackets and hats.
Sixth graders' original poems were displayed on the walls of the hall, along with related drawings and sculptures that the young poets had created.