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!
Vietnam Today, a Personal Journey
In February 2012, Deborah Lea Cohen traveled to Vietnam to pursue her interest in how the Vietnamese—from both the North and the South—have fared since the end of their tragic conflict. Deborah found herself amazed and inspired by her experiences there. Her rich photographs, accompanied by commentary, interpret her journey through this fascinating country.Thursday, November 5, 7:00 p.m.
Crossing the Croton: Three Centuries of Fords,
Ferries, Trestles and Trusses
Carl Oechsner and Marc Cheshire will present part two of their series on the bridges of the lower Croton River. Starting east of Quaker Bridge in the late 1800s, they will tell the inspiring story of the construction of the New Croton Dam and all the long-gone temporary construction bridges, rope bridges and train bridges that made the massive project possible. They’ll also tell the sad stories of the destruction of the Wire Mill Bridge, Hunters Brook Bridge, and the flooding of the Croton River Valley.Thursday, December 3, 7:00 p.m.