Among the most valuable artifacts in the RJHS collection are the “great coat” and boots that were worn by former Hillsdale resident Brevet Major John Bingham Collin during the Civil War. Captain Collin, as he was known locally, was also the subject of one of Lucy C. Collin’s highly regarded portraits. (Lucy studied with Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School.) All are on loan to the Town of Hillsdale and are on display in its historic Town Hall through the winter. The display will move to Copake, Ancram, Taghkanic and Gallatin later in 2015.
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