Who We Are
Camphill Hudson is a group of individuals dedicated to creating community with people of all abilities in the City of Hudson. Currently Camphill Hudson operates two life-sharing homes with five adults with developmental disabilities. We also run Solaris, a Camphill Center for the Social Arts in the heart of downtown Hudson, and just two short blocks from the Camphill Hudson homes.
In Camphill Hudson we recognize the wholeness at the core of each individual and value every individual’s ability, right and responsibility to make a meaningful contribution to their community. Our goal is to bring Camphill into the world by fostering community building activities with people of all ages, races, abilities, classes and creed. We are building community with local residents, not-for-profit organizations, and businesses by supporting individuals in discovering their unique ability to contribute to their community.
As the first urban Camphill community in the United States, and with the recent establishment of the first Camphill Center for the Social Arts, your donation will give us the resources we need to remain an innovative, pioneering, thriving and growing community.
Book Signing with William Shannon
Camphill Hudson is hosting a book signing by local author William Shannon on Saturday, February 27, at the Solaris Center for the Social Art Gift Shop at 360 Warren Street in Hudson.
Shannon will sign copies of his book Hudson River Zeitgeist: Interviews from 2015. The book is a collection of seventeen interviews with long-time residents of Hudson, Germantown and other nearby towns. The people interviewed range in age from their late fifties to age 104 and the talks explore their personal experiences and struggles, first-hand memories of the Great Depression, Prohibition, the rise of automobiles and the appearance of modern amenities like electricity and indoor plumbing in rural areas. Many of the interviews also touch on the effects the decline of industry has had in the area in recent decades and other ways the area has changed.
The informal signing will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Bill Rosecan, one of the people interviewed in the book, will be present at Solaris. Copies of the limited edition book will be sold at the Solaris gift shop during and following the signing for as long as supplies last.
Prepared by members and volunteers from Camphill Hudson and Triform Camphill Community.
Donations are warmly accepted.
All are welcome, Tuesdays at 5:30 at Solaris, 360 Warren Street, Hudson, NY