One Hour of History of the Area
Monday, December 1, 2014
Historical Society Trustee Ed Pell presents an hour of history each Monday on Cablevision's Channel 74. Often replays of various programs the Society has offered, these vignettes will share information on many people and events of the past. Tune in and enjoy!
Yorktown Cablevision Channel 74
Crossing the Croton: Three Centuries of Fords, Ferries, Trestles and Trusses
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Using rare photographs, drawings and maps, Carl Oechsner and Marc Chesshire will show how the lower Croton River was crossed during the last 300 years: from the fording places used by Native Americans and the ferry at Van Cortlandt Manor, to the Revolutionary War Bridge - the first bridge across the lower Croton, built in 1779 - and more than a dozen other bridges that spanned the river from Hunter Brook to the Hudson.
Ottinger Room, Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Toys of the World Exhibit
Saturday, December 6, 2014
The Yorktown Museum's Holiday display will include toys from around the world, old and new, Santa, dolls, bears, toys and gifts from different countries will be highlighted to show how each country has a unique approach to the same subject.
Dolls showing foreign costumes and Santa Clauses in the traditonal garb of many of the countries of the world will be displayed along with treasures from the Sleepy Hollow Doll Club Club.
A collection of model soldiers will be on display along with Indian war elephants, Zulu warriors and the coronation of Elizabeth II. The exhibit opens December 6 and will run though March 2015. Be sure to stop in and see it.
Yorktown Museum, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598