Another Town Day has come and gone! Thanks to everybody that stopped by our table – we were happy to meet the two couples who will be moving to Putnam Valley, and pleased with the interest in the “1976” booklet. We’ve decided to reprint it for our holiday boutique this year, which was also a common topic yesterday. If you don’t know what booklet we’re referring to, in 1976 the historical society had printed up a paperback booklet of photos of old Putnam Valley. The inscription on the inside cover reads
The primary purpose of this booklet is to foster enjoyment of our past through a visual record.
An attempt has been made to present an overall picture of Putnam Valley in a more placid era.
Several histories of the town have been published before. We felt that a photographic record would be appropriate for the bicentennial year.
It was difficult to choose from so many photographs made available consequently we plan to have several exhibits at the Schoolhouse Museum in the future.
We acknowledge with thanks the following people who gave or loaned us their precious old pictures:
Bruce Adams, Louise Croft, Clement Gorley, Madeline Holla Knoll, Cliff Lent, Fred Lent, Walter Levino, William Nohai, Bess Perry, Gwen Schauer, Paul Schmittman Sr., Sadie Tompkins Sheldon, John Sinclair, Audrey Toohey and special thanks to the Bicentennial Commission for their financial help and encouragement.
The Putnam Valley Historical Society
We absolutely love that their is a renewed interest in this little booklet. If you have any pictures of old Putnam Valley or Lake Peekskill that you’d like to share with us and possibly include in the reprint, please let us know as soon as possible!
A reminder that this coming SUNDAY at 1:00PM will be the next installment of Our American History. Michael Adamovich will give his Basically Baseball presentation at the Putnam Valley Library. Our Annual Meeting featuring a special presentation by Lou Del Bianco is coming up after that on October 14th (see a few posts down for more information). Invitations have been sent out to the members, but all are invited. Since it’s also our 50th anniversary, there will be a small display about the museum and society and of course, cake. Who doesn’t like a good celebratory cake? You can reserve your spot in the top right of the website, mail in your payment or stop by the museum on a Saturday.
Last, but certainly not least, our Halloween event. Since Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, we’ll be holding it the week before on Wednesday the 24th of October. Meet us at the museum at 7:00pm for a presentation by local author Vincent Dacquino.
For more information about Mr. Dacquino and his work, head over to his website for a list of his books, television programs, and more. We are asking for RSVPs (email, phone, Facebook) for this one because we are planning on holding in the museum. If you’re not familiar with the building and plan on making this your first visit, our building has a small visitor capacity and parking is in the dirt lot across the street from the museum.