Mercy College to Aqueduct Keepers House and Mead House

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 10:00am

co-sponsored by the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society.
As part of the PATH THROUGH HISTORY, walk along the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail from Mercy College to the newly restored Keepers House on the Aqueduct Trail and then to the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society’s Mead House. Meet at the Mercy College NE parking lot at the border of Dobbs Ferry and Irvington at Broadway (Rt. 9), a short walking distance SE of the Ardsley-on-Hudson station on Metro-North’s Hudson Line. Bring a lunch.

We will discuss the engineering of the Old Croton Aqueduct, constructed from 1837-42 to bring water to a thirsty NYC, as we view old Aqueduct structures along the trail. Our first stop is a tour inside the newly restored Keepers House. We will continue on to the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society’s Mead house for “Mother’s Handiwork: A Display of Handmade Children’s Clothing, 1880’s-1920’s.” Pastry and teacakes will be served on the veranda.

Inquiries: skelsey@aqueduct.org or 646-303-1448.