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Thu, Nov 14


Wappinger Town Hall

Forgotten Hamlets of Dutchess County, with David Turner

David Turner, Local Historian and Author of the book "Wappinger" in the Arcadia Postcard History Series, will speak on the rich history of the Dutchess County Hamlets that are not well known.

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Forgotten Hamlets of Dutchess County, with David Turner
Forgotten Hamlets of Dutchess County, with David Turner

Time & Location

Nov 14, 2019, 7:00 PM

Wappinger Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, USA


About the event

  A pictorial tour with vintage postcards of Dutchess County’s forgotten hamlets.   Learn about the hamlets of Chelsea on Hudson and Dutchess Junction whose tide changed with the rise and fall of industry on the river.   Or the railroad hamlets of Dover Furnace, Billings, and Mount Ross that disappeared along with the rail traffic.  Hear about the fascinating history of Amenia Union that lies on both sides of the New York/Connecticut border and was once part of a land swap between the two states.  Including in the talk will be dozens of turn of the century images of little known hamlets that are no more than cross roads today like Brinkerhoff, Barrytown, Smithfield, Schultzville, Clinton Hollow, Clove, Glenham, Akert Hook, Bulls Head, Frost Mills and many more.

This event is open to non-members as well as Members. Members admission is free, non-members donation is suggested to be $5.00. 

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