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 Sat., Sept. 26, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $25. C Gioia. #90196
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.
Remote CE-HIST 2104, T/Th, Oct. 20 & 22, 7:00-8:30 pm, $55. C Gioia. #90508
Remote “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.
CE-TRVL 2001, 1 Sat., Oct. 17, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $26. M Cain. #90601
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.
CE-TRVL 2045, 1 Sat., Oct. 24, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $26. M Cain. #90602