The Chain that Defined the Aqueduct and Beyond

The Chain that Defined the Aqueduct and Beyond

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Surveyors (aka Presidents) Day Weekend

EVER wonder how the mile, acre, and furlong obtained their wonky measurements? Want to be able to win a few more bar bets or a trivia contest? Or all of the above?

Then come to the Keeper's House on the Aqueduct in Dobbs Ferry on Presidents Day weekend, February 15th or 16th between 1:00 and 4:00 to see the device known as the Gunter's Chain which is celebrating its four hundredth anniversary this year. Learn about its origin and effects not only on the Aqueduct but throughout the country.

The talk will be a visual presentation for about fifteen minutes, given as visitors request throughout the two days. The Keeper's House showcases an actual Gunter's chain and the whole Aqueduct is 41 miles long and ... the width of a Gunter's Chain.

There is possibly no better way to celebrate the birth of our nation's two great surveyors, Washington and Jefferson, than to make that trip to the Keepers House you've been promising yourself while examining the device that sliced and diced our country.



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The Keeper's House


The Keeper’s House has received a Greater Hudson Heritage Network Award for Excellence for its interactive permanent exhibit about the history of the Croton System and the NYC water supply.


The Keeper's House

The Keeper's House
15 Walnut Street
Dobbs Ferry , NY