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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.