We opened for the year this past Saturday, on a what seems to be becoming an increasingly rare sunny day! We’ll be having 3 somewhat smaller exhibits this year, each lasting about two months. First up is Putnam Valley: The Prohibition Years (1919 – 1933). Turns out it was a pretty okay time to be living out here in the country. Our population grew very quickly towards the end of the period, we centralized our schools, new roads increased accessibility to the area…come to the museum and check it out! The room is also semi-set up as a classroom again. It’s a work in progress.
Our American History was happening at the same time as the museum opening. Many thanks to Mr. Vincent Dacquino, who revisited us to share his new book, Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington. It was one of our most well attended OAH sessions to date, and we had the pleasure of meeting another young Sybil!
And bringing up the rear of this post, our pumpkins have started growing! Well, some of them, anyway. Out of five patches, 2 took off. Hopefully now that the weather seems to have changed it’s dial to spring, the rest will catch up. We’ll plant more this weekend just to be sure.
See you soon!