“Cornwall Through History”The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in partnership with the Greater Cornwall Quadricentennial Committee and the Cornwall Presbyterian Church presents their Quadricentennial Evening Speakers Series: 1709-1909: Cornwall through History. This lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Cornwall Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson (right down the road from Painter’s Tavern.) Join Village Historian, Colette Fulton and the Cornwall town Historian, Janet Dempsey, for a look back in time. Hear about the MacGregorie family and the first settlement in Orange County. Get a feel for Cornwall in the 1800’s when the docks were built and steamboats brought goods and people to the Landing and hotels and boarding houses accommodated those seeking the healthy Storm King Mountain air. Learn about Cornwall’s grand Tricentennial Celebration in 1909. One hour is too short to hear it all, but join these two knowledgeable women for “snapshots” of the past. Suggested donation: $5, Museum members and church members: $3. Beverages and desserts available for purchase. This program is sponsored in part by the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial. Possible Snow Date, Tuesday, March 3. If the weather is questionable, please call 845-534-5506 to listen to the recorded message. Future Evening Speakers Series lectures include: Tuesday, February 17, 7:30p.m. – A Quadricentennial Speaker Series: 1809 -Fulton’s Legacy: Hudson River Steamboats – Join Allynne Lange, Curator of the Hudson River Maritime Museum, for an illustrated history talk about Robert Fulton’s development of the steamboat. This lecture is presented by the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in partnership with the Greater Cornwall Quadricentennial Committee and the Cornwall Presbyterian Church at the Church Fellowship Hall, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson (right down the road from Painter’s Tavern.) Suggested donation: $5, Museum and church members: $3 For information call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum’s website at www.hhnaturemuseum.org Tuesday, February 24, 7:30p.m. –A Quadricentennial Speaker Series: 1909: The Palisades Interstate Park and the River – Join Wes and Barbara Gottlock, authors of “New York’s Palisades Interstate Park,” to learn about the early years of this wonderful Hudson Valley resource. This lecture is presented by the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in partnership with the Greater Cornwall Quadricentennial Committee and the Cornwall Presbyterian Church at the Church Fellowship Hall, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson (right down the road from Painter’s Tavern.) Suggested donation: $5, Museum and church members: $3. For information call (845) 534-5506, ext 204. Visit the museum’s website at www.hhnaturemuseum.org.
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Photo Caption: Cornwall through History For further information contact: Jackie Grant, Executive Director Hudson Highlands Nature Museum (845) 534-5506, ext. 203