Local Lore & Regional History
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Historic Glen Island Walking Tour
Originally opened in 1880 and operated as a private amusement park, Glen Island has a rich history spanning almost 150 years. This “remote” walking tour will visit the current county park and explore remnants of Glen Island’s storied past as well as the development of New Rochelle and nearby islands in Long Island Sound.
CE-TRVL 2048, 1 Tues., May 3, 7:00-9:00 pm, $26. C Gioia. #18596
Notorious Westchester County—Investigating True Crime in Westchester through Historic Documents
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. 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 T/Th, Apr. 26 & 28, 7:30-9:00 pm, $57. C Gioia. #18597
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., Apr. 2-23, 12:30-2:30 pm, KNC-2, $83. L DiMartino. #18474
History of Hudson River Valley-Part 2
Continue exploring the valley’s history through Dewitt Clinton, Thomas Paine, and the Marquis Lafayette and their influence on the early modern development of the region. The story continues with the introduction of railroads, steamships, and a modern bridge and highway system that lead to industrial and economic development. Pete Seeger and the Clearwater sailings and The River Keeper influences on the region are also discussed.
CE-HIST 2007, 4 Sat., Apr. 2-23, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $83. L DiMartino. #18472
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 Caputo Recreation Center in Ossining, 95 Broadway, Ossining (just off Rt. 9) promptly at 11:00 am.
CE-TRVL 2001, 1 Sat., Apr. 9, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $27. M Cain. #18751
Aqueduct Trail Walk and Visit to Keeper’s House
Walk one of the prettiest sections of the trail from Dobbs Ferry South after a visit to 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., Apr. 16, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $27. M Cain. #18752