Vernon Benjamin

Vernon Benjamin

Vernon Benjamin, author and local historian, has lectured on the history of the Hudson Valley at Bard College and Marist College since 2003. A former editor of the New Saugerties Times, he has written extensively on the Hudson Valley for various publications and has appeared on C-SPAN.

Benjamin is author of The History of the Hudson River Valley from Wilderness to the Civil War, which the New York Times claimed was “Thoroughly informative, approachable ... A model for how to enliven geography, anthropology, and biography, and weave them into a microcosmic account of America.”