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Croton Friends of History is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of Croton-on-Hudson and the Hudson Valley.

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Croton Friends of History
P.O. Box 193
Croton-on-Hudson
New York 10520
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Croton Friends of History Events

All events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, the events take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Ottinger Room at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Please join us!

OUR PROGRAM NEXT YEAR

MARCH

Margaret Steele presents Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic

Magician and historian Margaret Steele brings to life the fascinating story of Madame Adelaide Herrmann, the world’s first great female magician.

APRIL

Elinor Stecker-Orel presents The History of Photography, Part II

This presentation continues the story of photographic discoveries and inventions, spotlighting the amazing events that gave us color photographs.

MAY

Robert Mayer presents Baseball in Black and White

Using vintage pictures and memorabilia, the program will highlight the history of African Americans in baseball, including some of the Black Barnstorming teams that played in the Hudson Valley.

JUNE

Anthony Czarnecki presents President Lincoln’s Secret Visit to West Point

Lincoln’s secret three day visit to the U.S. Military Academy in 1862 changed the course of history.

SEPTEMBER

Thomas Peyton presents Second Avenue Subway

Early in 2007 work started on the latest attempt to build the Second Avenue Subway and now the line is almost complete. How was this finally achieved?

OCTOBER

Marc Cheshire presents The Mystery of Money Island

Marc will delight and inform with tales of Captain Kidd’s treasure, ghosts, witches, and Indian graves on Croton Point.

NOVEMBER

Marc Shenfield presents Victorian Painted Lady

This is the story of the Acker House in Croton, painstakingly and lovingly restored by Marc and his wife, Lauren.

DECEMBER

Marc Cheshire & Carl Oechsner present Crossing the Croton: Three Centuries of Fords, Ferries, Trestles & Trusses

Marc and Carl will present Part III of their series on the bridges of the lower Croton River.