Upcoming Events

Objects and Memory
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities this program explores the relationships between objects and memory. Part of a series of programs at the site to engage the public to see, listen and learn about the places and objects being saved from the past and stories being told around the world. Admission is free. For more information, please call 914 965-4027 ext. 102.
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, 29 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701
Brigade of the American Revolution Encampment
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 10:00 am
Revolutionary War historians, dressed in period clothing, perform military drill and battle demonstrations at 2:00 p.m. each day. Visit their encampments and learn about life during the Revolution. The program runs Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ 35 to 45 minutes from Yorktown. Admission is free. call (845) 561-1765 ext 22 for more information. While you are there, visit the exhibit building and the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor at the same location.
New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, 374 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor, NY 12553
Old Croton Aqueduct Weir Tour
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 10:00 am
Watch a short film about the Aqueduct and then accompany Jean Horkins on a short walk to the Weir on the Double Arch Bridge, where you will descend into the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. Sponsored by the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct Free and open to the public
meet at the Ossining Community Center, 95 Broadway for a short film and then walk to the weir chamber on the Double Arch Bridge nearby
The Bear Mountain Bridge - Jewel of the Hudson
Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Over a period of four years, Walter Rabetz photographed the Bear Mountain Bridge and its immediate environs - at all hours of the day, and in all weather - to decisively and passionately document the extraordinary grandeur of this beautiful bridge and the Hudson Highlands. Free and open to the public
Ottinger Room, Croton Free LIbrary, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Stone Workers: A Walking Tour of the New Croton Dam
Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 11:00 am
To many people, the New Croton Dam represents the ingenuity of American engineers of the late nineteenth century. At completion, it stood as the tallest masonry dam in the world. However, the Dam is also a central feature in a dramatic labor story. Hundreds of workers risked life and limb to turn the dazzling dreams and promises of politicians and engineers into a concrete reality. Tour guide Laura Compagni explores the forgotten stories of the immigrant laborers who built the dam from 1892-1905. FREE to the PUBLIC. Note that there is a $10 parking fee at Croton Gorge Park. Meet in the parking lot. Sponsor: Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct RSVP if you plan to attend: Compagnisabella@optimum.net or to 646 670-3947 for more information
New Croton Dam, Croton Gorge Park, Route 129, parking lot (fee entry), Croton on Hudson, NY
History of the Fishkill Supply Depot - ANNUAL MEETING
Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Come join the Yorktown Historical Society at Peter Pratt's Inn. A convivial time is guaranteed with light refreshments, good company and an excellent speaker, Judy Wolf, who will share some of the history of the Hudson Valley with tales of the Fishkill Supply Depot, which was the major logistical center for the Revolutionary War in the North and has the largest Continental Army burying ground. Located not too many miles north of Yorktown, the depot complex had barracks for thousands of soldiers near Route 9 and Interstate 84. Volunteers are currently trying to get the area designated as a National Park.
Peter Pratt's Inn, Croton Heights Road, Yorktown