The remains of the aqueduct abutments designed by John Roebling who also built The Brooklyn Bridge Bill Merchant, President of the D&H Canal Historical Society and Vice Chair of the D&H Transportation Heritage Council will give a Powerpoint presentation "The Delaware & Hudson Canal - 19th Century Engine of Prosperity" on Wednesday June 1st at 7:00pm. The talk will outline the history of the D&H Canal emphasizing the many industries that benefited from its construction, illustrated with period photos from…Find out more »
The Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation presents: A History Talk with Frank Salvati July 6th @ 7PM “Pontiac and His War” Frontier warfare at its most savage! In the spring of 1763, the Lenape (Delaware), Huron, Miami, Ottawa, and Shawnee tribes all used force to resist the British Colonists. Mislabeled ‘The Conspiracy of Pontiac’ by historian Francis Parkman, it was in reality a war brought on by the British who had very little respect for the Native Americans and…Find out more »
The Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation presents a History Talk by Stephen Skye, Neversink Valley Museum Historian and Board President on "The Cornell Family: Master D&H Capitalists", focusing on the history of Thomas Cornell and his son in law Samuel Decker Coykendall, two figures that loom large in the making of Rondout NY and their connection to the D&H Canal! The Cornell company is mainly known today for the work it did ferrying D&H coal down the Hudson.…Find out more »
The Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation is proud to present a History Talk on the new 2016 book “The History of Yankee Lake New York From 1844-1960” featuring the local historian and author Denége Patterson at The D&H Canal Park Visitor's Center, 58 Hoag Road, Cuddebackville, NY at 7pm. Hidden in the hills just north west of the D&H Canal at Westbrookville, NY when you follow the Pinekill Stream, rests a community of lakes that were an integral…Find out more »
The Battle of Minisink Revisited: Conflicting Perceptions and Fresh Interpretations of its Cause, the Conflict, and Its Catastrophic Consequences by Dr. Richard Hull, Professor Emeritus, New York University The talk will critically examine the tragic 1779 Battle of Minisink taking the conflicting perspectives of its combatants: a local American revolutionary militia, a unit of Empire Loyalists, and a band of Native American fighters. Professor Hull will weigh the accounts of its participants focusing of its key actors: Mohawk Colonel Joseph…Find out more »
History Talk on the History of the Lenape IndiansFind out more »
History Talk on the DuPuy Canal House History of the Canal House 1797 – Simeon DePuy, one of the most prominent citizens of High Falls, NY opened the Stone House Tavern. 1825 – Work on the Delaware-Hudson Canal began, a project destined to link towns from Rondout-on-the-Hudson to Honesdale, PA. Simeon DePuy, by then an experienced restaurateur, profitted well during this time catering to hungry and thirsty Canal workers. 1826 – The D & H Canal opened ushering in a…Find out more »
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