To register please call 914-606-6830 and press option 1
History of Park Hill in Yonkers
As the railroads expanded commuting options, real estate companies bought up large tracts of land and developed surrounding communities, such as Park Hill in Yonkers which was marketed to wealthy and middle class New Yorkers, touting the benefits of suburban living and which included many amenities of the time. Learn about the founders of Park Hill, the homes, and events that led to the demise of many real estate companies.
CE-HIST 2079, 1 Wed., June 13, 6:00-9:00 pm, $35. A Piwinski. #5994
Alexander Smith & Sons Carpet Company
During the Industrial Revolution, Yonkers was home to the largest carpet manufacturer in the world. We’ll trace the evolution of this company from the 1860’s through its final move from Yonkers in the mid-1950’s. At one time it employed more than a third of the entire workforce in Yonkers. Learn about the family that ran the dynasty, their lasting gifts to the city of Yonkers, and events that led to its final move away from Yonkers.
CE-HIST 2081, 1 W/Th, June 20 & 21, 6:30-8:30 pm, $50. A Piwinski. #5995
The two classes above are held at Phillipse Manor Hall, a NYS Historic Site, 29 Warburton Ave, Yonkers.
Visit them at nysparks.com/historic-sites/37/details.aspx or call 914-965-4027.
The Battles of the Civil War
Join us for a series of discussions about the Civil War; each seminar will focus on a specific battle.
Each class meets for 1 Thurs., 9:30 am-12:30 noon, in KNC-2. $30 per class. D Fruci.
Civil War Battles: Antietam
The bloodiest day of warfare in American military history! As the Southern forces made their first major offensive into the North, both armies collided in the Maryland countryside. Strategies, personalities, and results will
CE-HIST 2056VA, June 14. #5359
Civil War Battles: Fredericksburg
Take an in-depth look at the December 1862 battle at Fredericksburg, Virginia. Examine battle strategies, personalities of the army’s generals, and the results and impact of this major Confederate victory.
CE-HIST 2069VA, June 21. #5360
Civil War Battles: Chancellorsville
We’ll cover the Confederate victory at the battle of Chancellorsville. The army’s strategies, the personalities of their leaders, and the important effects of the battle’s outcome will be discussed. Finally, the importance of Stonewall Jackson’s loss will be studied.
CE-HIST 2070VA, June 28. #5361
Causes of America’s Civil War
Explore the many issues and events that led up to the start of America’s Civil War. Families were divided by these issues, leading to brother fighting against brother. We’ll discuss how these conflicts led to the most catastrophic event in American history.
CE-HIST 2068VA, 1 Thurs., June 7, 9:30 am-
12:30 pm, KNC-2, $30. D Fruci. #5358
The Murder of Stanford White
Learn about the murder of one of the well-known architects of the early 1900’s and the scandal that rocked New York City.
CE-HIST 2078VA, 1 Sat., June 30, 12:30-2:30 pm, Room TBD, $30. L DiMartino. #5033
Haunted History of Connecticut
Learn some of the wonderful haunted tales and ghostly legends of Connecticut, including stories of the Nathan Hale Homestead, the Tale of the Green Lady, the story of the French paymaster murdered in the Revolutionary War, and the real story behind Benedict Arnold’s mother’s gravesite. This course is a must for those who love haunted tales!
CE-HIST 2082, 3 Sat., June 9-23, 12:30-2:30 pm, Room TBD, $75. L DiMartino. #5050
Haunted History of the Hudson River Valley
Be thrilled and excited by fascinating tales of ghosts and haunted houses of the Hudson River Valley region! Learn local ghost stories that you have never heard before. Ghostly legends of interesting local personalities such as Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, and Henry Hudson are included.
CE-LIT 2002, 4 Sat., 10:00 am-12:00 noon,
June 9-30, Room TBD, $80. L DiMartino. #5051
The Story of the Orphan Trains
Discover the history of the Orphan Train Era (1853-1929), which saw the largest migration of children in American history. So many orphans were sent to Iowa that it’s estimated that one in four Iowans are descendants of orphan train riders. Come unravel the mystery and the truth behind the Orphan Trains! Contact instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org for list of optional books.
CE-HIST 2052, 3 Tues., June 5-19, 6:30-8:30 pm, GTW-219, $75. T Riley. #5436
The Great Hunger in Ireland and Its Legacy
Between 1845-1852 the population of Ireland was reduced from 8 million people to less than 5 million due to the Irish famine. Examine its causes, the effects on America, the conquest of Ireland by Oliver Cromwell and his draconian laws which contributed to the famine, and the viewpoints of Irish scholars on the Irish Diaspora to Canada, Australia, Europe, and America. Contact instructor at email@example.com for list
of optional books.
CE-HIST 2067, 3 Tues., Aug. 7-21, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-2, $60. T Riley. #5393
Battle of Normandy
A focus on the breakout from the Normandy beaches. We’ll follow the Allies as they secure the countryside with intense hedgerow fighting, and as they secure the port of Cherbourg along with the towns of Caen and St. Lo. As the Nazis are pushed eastward, Paris will be liberated.
CE-HIST 2061, 1 Wed., June 20, 9:30 am-
12:30 pm, KNC-2, $30. D Fruci. #5356
The Battle of the Bulge
Focuses on the Allied push toward Germany. Hitler has devised a major winter offensive that will catch the Allies completely by surprise; the German offensive leads to the Battle of the Bulge. Despite heavy Allied losses, they will prevail and be able to make their move into the Nazi homeland.
CE-HIST 2060, 1 Wed., June 27, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-2, $30. D Fruci. #5357