Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm
How much do you know about how iron is made? In early colonial times there were around 50 iron mines in the lower Hudson River valley. The Revolutionary War iron chain across the Hudson was made in Orange County. A large iron mine was near Brewster. What are blast furnaces and bloomery and forges and how were they used. Doc Bayne will provide information on the making of iron from colonial times up to the present.
YORKTOWN COMMUNITY CENTER (lower level), 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Hts.
THE TRAVELS AND TRAVAILS OF THE REVEREND SILAS CONSTANT AND A VIEW OF YORKTOWN IN THE EARLY REPUBLIC
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Presented by Christopher R. Tompkins, a graduate of Yorktown High School, Colby College, and the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He holds certificates from Harvard and Cornell Universities, and was awarded a Fellowship for school leadership at the Klingenstein Center of Columbia University.
Using his personal diary from 1783 to 1801, take a historical trip around Yorktown (Crom Pond, Hanover, Cortlandt Manor) and other regional localities through the eyes of The Reverend Silas Constant, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Yorktown and defunct Independent or Congregational Church of Yorktown. This talk is focused on the everyday life of Constant and his contemporaries with “travel” through and around Crom Pond to visit, baptize, marry, and eulogize parishioners, preach in various houses of worship and homes, and experience the seasons of this remote region in the early years of the American Republic. Genealogical records
researched by Roebling and additional connections made by Tompkins will be incorporated as well. In the words of Emily Warren Roebling, faithful editor of Constant’s diary and wife of the Chief Engineer of the Brooklyn
Peter Pratts Resturant