Events · Historic Photos · Museum

Our American History and Who are we?

Edited – This was a post from two weeks ago that never got published! It was in the drafts when I logged in this morning to publish today’s post.

Just a quick reminder – this Saturday October 8th is the next installment of Our American History. This time we’ll be learning about the origin and history of Camp Smith with Paul R. Martin, III. Join us at the Putnam Valley Free Library on Oscawana Lake Road at 10:00AM to learn about this important part of our region’s history. It’s also the last day of our exhibit on 70 Years of the  Putnam Valley Volunteer Fire Department, so stop by the museum afterwards if you want to check it out.

If you take a peek at our Facebook page, you’ll notice that a new album (and project) was started. Who are we? is an ongoing album of the unlabeled, unidentified photos in our collection. Most are carte de visite photographs about 150 years old, but there are a few tintypes mixed in as well. Some have little notes in the old handwritten database that they were found in the attic of the Tompkins Corners Store, but nobody seems to know who they were. Most were taken at studios in Peekskill, but there’s a bunch that were taken in New York City or New Jersey.  We’ll be adding to the album every couple of weeks, and eventually will have a similar album for old house and building photos in our collection.

If you’re not on Facebook, the album (and the rest of the pictures on there) should still be visible.

See you Saturday!

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