Author, newspaper columnist and radio personality Bob Cudmore will speak at the library Saturday, September 29. The program will begin at 10 AM.
Cudmore’s latest book is “Stories from the Mohawk Valley: the Painted Rocks, the Good Benedict Arnold and More.” Included are tales about actor Kirk Douglas’s early life in Amsterdam, local railroads, the carpet and glove industries and mill town ethnic groups.
Historic Amsterdam League recently named Cudmore the first recipient of its annual award for individual historical activities for work he has done writing books and columns and speaking at community events.
For over a decade, Cudmore has written about the region’s past in his Saturday Focus on History column in the Daily Gazette.
Cudmore hosts the morning radio show on Lite 104.7 FM/1570 AM WVTL in Amsterdam and previously was the long tenured host of the “Contact” talk show on WGY radio in Albany.