Local Lore & Regional History
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Notorious Westchester County: Investigating True Crime in Westchester 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, 1 Tues., Apr. 21, 2:00-4:00 pm in KNC-5 and 1 Thurs., Apr. 23, 2:00-4:00 pm at Westchester Archives Record Center, $55. C Gioia. #15477
A History of the Four Dutch Governors (1625-1664)
New York starts out in the 1600’s as a Dutch colony and trading post. It quickly evolves into what is today, the financial capital of the United States. Learn the story of how this early Dutch trading post and the four Dutch Governors that oversaw it had a major influence on the development of New York City and New York State.
CE-HIST 2132, 1 Sat., May 9, 12:30-2:30 pm, KNC-2, $25. L DiMartino. #15349
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 and fires were rampant. Your tour will also include an informative talk and movie. Meet at the Caputo Recreation Center in Ossining, 95 Broadway, Ossining (just off Rt. 9) promptly at 11:00 am.
CE-TRVL 2001, 1 Sat., May 2, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $25. M Cain. #15419
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 Keeper’s House, 15 Walnut Street, Dobbs Ferry, promptly at 11:00 am. The walk and museum visit takes about two hours.
CE-TRVL 2045, 1 Sat., May 9, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $25. M Cain. #15474