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., Apr. 18 & May 2, 6:00-8:00 pm in KNC-2 and 1 Thurs., Apr. 25, 2:30-4:30 pm at Westchester Archives Record Center, $75. C Gioia. #13003
Authors of the Hudson Valley
The Hudson Valley has a history of creative writing going back to the 1600’s. Learn about some of the more colorful writers including James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allen Poe, Andrew Jackson Dowling, and others.
CE-LIT 2031, 1 Sat., Mar. 2, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, AAB-305, $25. L DiMartino. #13024
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 Thurs., Mar. 7-21, 6:00-8:00 pm in KNC-2 on 3/7 & 3/14; on 3/21 meet at NY Public Library Manuscripts Divison at 3:00 pm, $75. C Gioia. #13168
Haunted History (& Folktales) 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., Mar. 2-23, 12:30-2:30 pm, AAB-305, $80. L DiMartino. #13033
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., Apr. 13, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $25. M Cain. #13147
Aqueduct Trail Walk and Visit to Keeper’s House
Walk one of the prettiest sections of the Old Croton 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., Apr. 6, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $25. M Cain. #13146
HISTORY OF THE WORLD SERIES
History of the World Series: The Boston Red Sox
Discover the history of the Boston Red Sox and their experiences in the Fall Classic. The Red Sox were victorious in the very first World Series of modern time in 1903. They went on to win the first five World Series that they appeared in but then came the infamous “curse of the Bambino.” Come explore the history of the twelve World Series appearances of the team from Boston.
CE-HIST 2117VA, 1 Thurs., Mar. 28, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-2, $35. D Fruci. #13400
History of the World Series: The Chicago Cubs
Examine the history of the Chicago Cubs and their involvement in the Fall Classic over the course of their MLB history. The Cubs are sometimes considered the first dynasty after three straight appearances in the 1906-1908 World Series. Their World Series victory drought of 108 years will be covered, including many famous series events like Babe Ruth’s called shot and the infamous “billy goat curse.”
CE-HIST 2118VA, 1 Thurs., Apr. 4, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-2, $35. D Fruci. #13401
History of the 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 and 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 Thurs., Apr. 11, 1:30-4:30 pm, KNC-2, $35. D Fruci. #13063
History of the 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 victory in 1905 to their final appearance as an East Coast team in 1954, the New York Giants appeared in 14 Fall Classics. Discuss the contributions
of baseball legends Christy Mathewson and Willie Mays.
CE-HIST 2111, 1 Thurs., Apr. 18, 1:30-4:30 pm, KNC-2, $35. D Fruci. #13064