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An epic journey and major show to uncover forgotten stories on New York's Hudson River.
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    Get Project Updates

    Any amount of $1 or more will get an email thank you and updates from the project.

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    A Thanks in Our Regular Updates

    Nearly a thousand people follow our adventures by email. Your thanks goes out to our most diehard fans.

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    A Selfie Just For You

    You send us your number and we text you a unique selfie and/or an inspiring photograph straight from our journey.

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    Outfit The Shantyboat

    Take your modest contribution plus one of the many things we need for the trip from our wishlist at peoplesriverhistory.us/wishlist and have it sent straight to us! We will name it after you, send you a personal thank you, and email you a photo of it installed in the shantyboat.

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    Your Art in the Shantyboat Gallery

    If you send us your art before we depart for New York, we hang it in the shantyboat gallery/head and, in this way, you go along on the trip with us.

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    A Hand-Scrawled Drunk Postcard

    This was our most popular reward over the last several years. We will write you a postcard while we are drunk and traveling on the river. All those hard days of boating and interviewing and long summer evenings of river living. We will drunkenly tell you all about the stuff we'd never tell you when we were sober.

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    Last-Chance Secret History Poster

    The last of these beautiful silkscreened posters made by artist Jake Simowitz. A large print (24" x 16") of his woodcut for the project on beautiful sturdy paper. See photo in rewards to the left.

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    Classic Secret History Black Tee

    A reprint of this gorgeous black t-shirt made by Jake Simowitz from his shanytboat woodcut print comes in a variety of sizes on quality fitted American Apparel-style Tees. See photo in rewards to the left.

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    Permanent Thanks On The Website

    You’re not doing it for the reward or for the glory, but we are tremendously grateful for your support and want to highlight your generosity. Plus we will send you a poster or a t-shirt.

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    All The Things - NEW!

    We offer a reward that includes everything. This is the everything bagel of rewards. This includes a selfie, drunken postcard, a poster, and a t-shirt.

    I designed the postcards as a hand-colored black-and-white replicas in a mid-century-style. The poster and T-shirts are based on Jake Simowitz' dazzling woodcut and are gorgeous.

    Includes:
    • A selfie from the river
    • A Hand-Scrawled Drunk Postcard
    • A Last-Chance Secret History Poster
    • A Classic Secret History Black Tee
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    Skype or Phone Date From the River

    This is a special reward only for those diehard fans of the project who want to offer significant support for the project. Plus we will send you a poster AND a t-shirt.

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    All The Things And More - NEW!

    This reward is like All The Things plus a permanent thanks on the website. This includes a selfie, drunken postcard, a poster, a t-shirt, and a permanent thanks.

    I designed the postcards as a hand-colored black-and-white replicas in a mid-century-style. The poster and T-shirts are based on Jake Simowitz' dazzling woodcut and are gorgeous.

    Includes:
    • A selfie from the river
    • A Hand-Scrawled Drunk Postcard
    • A Last-Chance Secret History Poster
    • A Classic Secret History Black Tee
    • Permanent thanks on the website
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