Our new shirts are here! We think they look pretty snazzy. We have sizes ranging from kids ($12) XS to adult ($15) XXL. They’d be great to wear on the tour of the Cornish Estate on September 8th. The kids shirts are a slightly brighter blue, the adult shirts are slightly darker. Think Mets blue vs. Yankees blue. And if you’re a baseball fan, you don’t want to miss Our American History: Basically Baseball with Michael Adamovich in September – it’ll be on the 23rd at 1:00pm at the library. We’ll have them available for sale at the museum and will bring some to Town Day, along with tote bags featuring a very similar design.
Our Annual Meeting and Awards Reception will be held on Sunday, October 14th at 1:00PM at the Putnam Valley Volunteer Ambulance Corps Headquarters on Oscawana Lake Road. In addition to recognizing two community members, Putnam Valley Councilwoman Wendy Whetsel and decorated veteran Richard Knapp, this year our meeting will also feature guest speaker Mr. Lou Del Bianco. He tells the story of his grandfather Luigi Del Bianco, the chief carver of Mount Rushmore. Yes, that Mount Rushmore. The four impressively massive stone heads gazing out upon the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota Mount Rushmore.
You can read about Lou on his website, or in this New York Times article, or this CBS News video. As you can see, it’s a pretty impressive story he has to share.
The afternoon affair includes a luncheon, silent auction, and a brief meeting. It is $40/person to attend, and while invitations will be mailed to members, the meeting is open to all. Payment can be made online (on the right side of the screen, you’ll see the little payment widget at the top), or by cash or check (made out to the Putnam Valley Historical Society). You can either mail in your payment along with the names of all attendees or as always, you can stop by the museum on a Saturday between 10:00AM and 2:00PM to pay in person and look at our current exhibit on the Revolutionary War.