Exhibition opening: HOW NEW YORK BECAME THE EMPIRE CITY

Exhibition opening: HOW NEW YORK BECAME THE EMPIRE CITY

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

HOW NEW YORK BECAME THE EMPIRE CITY  The Aqueduct from Croton to Manhattan

By the 1830’s New York City had depleted its own natural fresh water resources. The 300,000 citizens voted in 1834 to approve an expensive and daring project to bring  “pure and wholesome” water to the city through an aqueduct 41 miles long, forever changing the fortunes of the city.  

This exhibition shows in detail how this miracle of engineering was accomplished. Architectural drawings, many unseen since they were made, illustrations, maps and photographs give the context of how the successful Croton Aqueduct made New York the Empire City.

Come to the Keepers House in Dobbs Ferry and see for yourself !

 

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The Keeper's House

OPEN WEEKENDS 1-4PM

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.

HISTORY

The Keeper's House

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