Author: 
FOCAAdmin

Due to the popularity of our V-Neck fitted T-shirts, we have ordered a whole selection of new colors. Plus we added a lovely light heathered blue to our standard Ts. Time to stock up!

TO SEE ALL OF OUR T-SHIRTS GO HERE

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

Our 2016 Annual Meeting speaker, Diane Galusha, has just published an expended edition of her informative book, Liquid Assets: A History of New York City's Water System, which covers the Old Croton Aqueduct, New Croton Aqueduct and Delaware system.

Essential reading for anyone interested in this subject!

You can order it and pay via Paypal at: http://liquidassetsbook.com

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

James Bremner ( aka Friends VP, Bob Kornfeld ) welcomed the community to the beautiful house where he lived from the mid 1800s to his death in 1872.

On a sunny June afternoon Keeper James Bremner told of his duties as keeper of this section of the Aqueduct, how he kept the water flowing as it traveled from the Croton Dam to the final reservoir at 42nd street. Maybe he anticipated that his home would one day be a National Historic Landmark making the entire community swell with pride.

Of course he might not have recognized his old home after the beautiful rehabilitation work stimulated and financed by the Friends and documented photographically by Tom Tarnowsky and Elisa Zazzera.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

Beginning this Saturday, June 4, the Keeper's House will be open for drop-in visitors on weekends from 10am to 4pm.

Come by, pick up a map, drink some water, chat with our docents, and hear about our plans for permanent and temporary exhibitions.

The Keeper's House is convenient to the Dobbs Ferry stop on Metro-North, and a perfect place to start a walk to Lyndhurst or Untermyer Gardens.

Author: 
Mavis Cain

The Friends were delighted to host the Annual Awards Event of the Association of Social Studies Teachers of Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties.

It took place on May 25th at 4 p.m at the Keeper’s House. It’s good news for us that teachers realize the importance of history especially local history which sometimes can be undervalued with so much emphases on math and science. Mavis gave a short talk on the history of the Aqueduct encouraging the teachers to bring their students next time. Susan Chester, president of the Association gave a lively account of the accomplishments of each awardee.

Very impressive.
Mavis Cain