THE SPENCER OPTICAL WORKS: MOUNT KISCO'S INDUSTRIAL PAST
Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Presented by Michael Savoca of the Mount Kisco Historical Society. From 1874 to 1888, Mount Kisco was home to an industrial giant, the Spencer Optical manufacturing Company. It was the largest manufacturer of optical goods in the United States and it brought industry and employment to an otherwise quiet village. Learn about the fascinating history of the rise and fall of this pivotal business. What were the changing forces in the community at the time? What were the politics in the town at the time? Come and join us on a journey back in time. Meet the citizens of bygone Mount Kisco and explore the lasting impact of an almost forgotten industry. As an added item: Mike narrates the personal history of his ancestor, Albert Steinhauser, a worker at Spencer.
Yorktown Community Center (Nutrition Rm.), Commerce St., Yorktown Hts.