Local Lore & Regional History
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Notorious Westchester County: Investigating True Crime in Westchester County through Historic Documents
History, crime, law, and order: True crime has gained a prominent place in popular culture through film adaptations and bestselling novels inspired by real events as well as television programs ranging from Cops to PBS Frontline and the History Channel. This course utilizes the collections of the Westchester County Archives to open a window to the past, exploring a period of extensive economic development and social upheaval in the Hudson Valley during the first quarter of the 20th century.
CE-HIST 2104, 2 Thurs., Sept. 20 & Oct. 4, 6:00-8:00 pm in KNC-2 and 1 Thurs., Sept. 27, 2:30-4:30 pm at Westchester Archives Record Center, $75. C Gioia. #83549
Revisiting Stonewall: LGBT History and Counterculture in New York
The Stonewall Rebellion of 1969 is considered by many to be the spark that ignited the LGBT rights movement. But there is a history before Stonewall (and after) that reveals the connection between gay rights and the broader counterculture of the 1960’s especially in New York City. Utilizing documentary film, online resources and archival documents, this course charts the development of the LGBT community in the 1960’s and 70’s and its relationship to social justice and civil rights. The last class meets at NYPL Archives and Manuscripts Division in Manhattan.
CE-HIST 2105, 3 Sat., Oct. 6-20, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, AAB-504, $75. C Gioia. #83473
World Series-Brooklyn Dodgers
Learn about the history of the Brooklyn Dodgers and their experiences in the fall classic. Their first two series in 1916 & 1920 were under the name of the Brooklyn Robins. Later called the Trolley Dodgers, they would play in seven more World Series as the Brooklyn Dodgers. All seven of those World Series would be played against the New York Yankees.
CE-HIST 2110, 1 Wed., Sept. 12, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $35. D Fruci. #83387
World Series-New York Baseball Giants
Discover the World Series history of baseball’s New York Giants before their controversial move to San Francisco. From their first World Series victory in 1905 to their final appearance as an East Coast team in 1954 with Christy Mathewson to Willie Mays, the New York Giants appeared in fourteen World Series!
CE-HIST 2111, 1 Wed., Sept. 19, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-5, $35. D Fruci. #83388
Haunted History of the Hudson 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., Sept. 15-Oct. 6, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, AAB-305, $80. L DiMartino. #82948
Walking Tours of the Old Croton Aqueduct Co-sponsored with The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct.
The aqueduct is a 41-mile brick-lined conduit constructed between 1837 and 1842 to bring fresh water from the Croton River to New York City; one of the great engineering achievements of the 19th century!
Call Mavis Cain for more information at 914-693-0529.
A Visit Inside the Historic Aqueduct Tunnel
Tour the inside of the historic Aqueduct tunnel and learn its important history. It was built in 1837-1842, providing vital water to New York City in a period where disease, fires and drunkenness were rampant. Your tour will also include an informative talk and movie. Meet at the Visitor’s Center in Ossining, 95 Broadway, Ossining (just off Rt. 9) promptly at 11:00 am.
CE-TRVL 2001, 1 Sat., Oct. 27, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $25. M Cain. #83178
Aqueduct Trail Walk and Visit to Keeper’s House
Walk one of the prettiest sections of the Aqueduct Trail from Irvington south. The destination is the Keeper’s House museum in Dobbs Ferry, to see history exhibits and short movies by the BBC and Secrets of New York. Meet at the school parking lot in Irvington on Main Street promptly at 11:00 am. The walk and museum visit takes about two hours.
CE-TRVL 2045, 1 Sat., Nov. 3, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $25. M Cain. #83487