FOCA member and long-time supporter Cornelia Cotton will deliver a lecture on The Art of the Aqueduct, featuring examples from her extensive collection of prints and drawings from the last 175 years.
This is a program produced by Hilltop Hanover Farm - The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct will be having additional programs in October!
YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The pursuit of “pure and wholesome water” by the City of New York began before the revolution (1774). The inhabitants and elected officials knew then that for the city to grow, prosper and thrive a significant source of water would need to be found and brought to the city. With numerous fits and starts over 6 decades, elected official and engineers considered streams, brooks, rivers, marshes, wells and lakes in 3 states and the costs. Finally, in 1831 New York City upon the recommendation of its engineers and commissioners that the Croton River Valley would provide the consistent pure and wholesome water supply required, approved the building of the Croton Dam and Aqueduct (41 Miles through the Old Croton Aqueduct from the Old Croton Dam to the Central Park Reservoir).
A series of 4 presentations will be held, hosted by Hilltop Hanover Farm and a ceremony commemorating the significant accomplishment and contributions of many citizens in the building of the Croton Water System. Presenters include Bob Waterhouse former district supervisor at NYC DEP and Bob Giordano as well as other area experts will share the trials and tribulations faced by those tasked with finding the source of water, presenting and recommending the many different plans and finally implanting and completing the Croton Dam and Aqueduct System in 1842.
The proceeds of the events will benefit the Hilltop Hanover Environmental and Agricultural programs for school children.
Presentation Dates Location
Your participation would be welcome. Contributions to the Hilltop Hanover Environmental and Agricultural programs for school children can be mailed to:
Yorktown Small Business Association
1785 Hunter Brook Road
Yorktown Heights, New York 10598
Inquire about sponsorship opportunities to Bob Giordano. Rgiord19@optonline.net