Lecture

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 4:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Learn about the self-made career of a pioneering figure in American civil and mechanical engineering and the Chief Engineer of the Old Croton Aqueduct.  Light refreshments.  The Keeper’s House, used in the 1800’s as a residence by the engineer charged with maintaining the Aqueduct, has been restored and repurposed as a Visitor and Education Center, including details of the 177-year-old water system.  Located on the Aqueduct in Dobbs Ferry at 15 Walnut Street, the Keeper’s House is a short uphill walk east from the Metro-North Hudson Line Dobbs Ferry train station.

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Why care about the history of our downtown?

Do older buildings contribute to the experience of walking or biking on the Aqueduct Trail?

How to decide which old buildings are worth saving?

Does a sense of history really contribute to downtown revitalization?

Can property owners expand or renovate?