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Shannon Kenneally

June 27, 2016


Hudson, NY


Recorded by

Tyler Caughie

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Shannon Kenneally discusses growing up in Hudson, New York, leaving Hudson after high school to live in the Florida Keys, and returning to Hudson to open Bruno’s, a restaurant Shannon started with her sister.  Shannon shares stories of exploring abandoned buildings with her friends as a teenager, doing farm work with her grandparents, and the relative freedom she had as a young person growing up in Hudson in contrast to her view on how young people are raised currently.  Shannon discusses raising her son, investing in property in Hudson, the rising cost of living, and being a business owner.

This interview would be of interest to those examining shifts in gender roles in the 20th century.  In the interview Shannon describes her Grandmother’s social and familial roles in contrast from Shannon’s, two generations later.  Additionally, Shannon discusses shifts in who has occupied historic buildings over the last four decades in relation to the town’s shifting socio-economic dynamics.

Interviewer Bio:
Tyler Caughie

Tyler Caughie is a resident of New York City who works in the non-profit sector to address and undo food injustice, inequality, and racism. While recording this interview, Tyler is a guest of Hudson, New York and a participant in Oral History Summer School 2016.

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