ANNUAL MEETING: Tales of Croton Point: A Colorful History

ANNUAL MEETING: Tales of Croton Point: A Colorful History

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 2:00pm

Croton Point, now the site of Croton Point Park, was once one of the largest tidal marshes on the Hudson River. Its human history dates back 7,000 years to the time of the first Native American settlements. Today you can find oyster middens on the northern tip, abundant evidence of a major brickmaking operation, and vaulted wine cellars from an early commercial vineyard.  There are tales of Captain Kidd’s buried treasure and links to the capture of Major John Andre during the Revolution.

Join us as Marc Cheshire, Village Historian of Croton-on-Hudson, and Carl Oechsner, “backyard historian” and a founding member of Croton Friends of History, present one of their popular illustrated talks recounting these stories and more of a major feature on the Hudson.

Date: Sunday April 7 Time: 2pm Location: The Warner Library Tarrytown 121 North Broadway, Tarrytown
BY TRAIN: Metro-North’s Tarrytown Station
Additional parking in nearby public lot, south of library on Rte. 9.
Turn up McKeel Ave., enter on your left. Free on Sundays.
Inquiries? 914.693.0529  • THE TALK WILL BE PRECEDED BY A BRIEF BUSINESS MEETING.
• FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
• LIGHT REFRESHMENTS