The first of our scanning dates is quickly approaching – Saturday June 2, 10:00am – 4:00pm at the Adams Corners Schoolhouse. This first session is dedicated to Lake Peekskill – we want to see your pictures, your papers, hear your stories! We’ll also have a small set up of some of our collection that relates to LP. Stop by, meet some of your neighbors, and (maybe) learn something new about the history of this unique part of Putnam Valley!
On June 9th – Our American History: Putnam Valley and the surrounding area in the American Revolution with Putnam Valley Town Historian Dan Ricci! This one promises to be interesting, folks! You’ll definitely leave with a greater knowledge and understanding of what was going on here some 240+ years ago. Please note the time change for this one. We’ll be meeting at 2:00PM, which gives you plenty of time to visit the museum first to check our our exhibit on loan from the Putnam County Historian’s Office – The Control of The Highlands: Putnam County in the Revolution. Also on loan from Mr. Ricci’s private collection are a selection of Revolutionary War era artifacts and replica military items.
Updated 05/20/18 – The power was back on as of yesterday afternoon, so our Revolutionary War exhibit opening and 50th birthday party will be this coming Saturday, May 26th at 10:00AM. We’ll see you then!
As many, if not all of you are aware, this past week a rather damaging storm passed through the area. While our schoolhouse thankfully did not take a direct hit, many homes and properties in the surrounding area did. While cleanup efforts continue and power gets restored, we will be postponing our exhibit opening and 50th birthday party scheduled for May 19th and the museum is temporarily closed.
The above pictures are of our side and back yard/garden area. The tree just missed the schoolhouse. A nuisance, but nothing that can’t be cleaned up. Running past the white fence and parallel to the tree is Church Road, a little ways up from where Governor Cuomo held his press conference the other day.
Unfortunately, our town has become quite familiar with damaging storms in 2018. While the storm on Tuesday didn’t have the devastating impact on the community that the storms in March did, it is still an event that will be recalled years from now when friends and neighbors gather around and “remember when”, sharing pictures and stories. We’re living through some historic times in our town, folks.
We will announce the new opening date for the exhibit in the next few days.
Please note the 1:00PM start time for this one!! Still at the library.
Our next lecture is fast approaching! While last month we enjoyed looking back at a fun time in our past, enjoying the thrill and excitement of an amusement park, this month we look back at a time when our county was severely divided and suffered it’s bloodiest battle during the Civil War. One of the more effective ways of reaching later generations, historical reenactments, movies, and documentaries about the Civil War let us experience a small portion of what was happening in the 1860s.