One fateful day, as the United States continued to be engaged in a great and earnest struggle for freedom from the exactions and tyranny of the British government, a massacre occurred in the Wyoming Valley in North Eastern Pennsylvania. Legends, poems, and songs are then written to commemorate that bloody day July 3RD,1778.
Join favorite local historian Frank Salvati as he tells of one of the most brutal and controversial episodes of the American Revolution. Frank weaves the history of the Wyoming Massacre along with the tale of Esther Montour known as “Queen Esther”. Of her, Frank says “The Seneca Chieftainess did not share her tribe’s hatred of the Americans until they killed her only son Gencho.” Esther then vowed, “They will never forget what they have done to me because they will never forget what I will do to them.”
Come and learn more about these fascinating times as speaker Frank Salvati, shares his knowledge of The French and Indian War, early Colonial America and these Native American peoples. Frank Salvati is a resident of Port Jervis, New York. He is a passionate student of the Indian wars, with a particular interest in the North Eastern United States. He is a popular speaker on the French and Indian Wars, the American Revolution and the War of 1812.
This event will be held June 14TH, 2017, at 7:00 PM at the D & H Canal Park Visitor’s Center, 58 Hoag Road, (just off Route 209) Cuddebackville, NY.
The Neversink Valley Museum is open Sundays from noon until 4:00 PM through October 29 and by appointment. For more information about the museum, its mission to preserve local history or any events, call 845-754-8870 or check the website: www.neversinkmuseum.org. Or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The museum is at 26 Hoag Road, in Cuddebackville.
Light refreshments will be served.
Cost: $5 for Museum Members – $7 for Non-Members
Organizer: The Neversink Valley Museum of History & Innovation
Phone: (845) 754-8870
Venue: D&H Canal Park Visitor’s Center
58 Hoag Road
Cuddebackville, NY. 12729
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