Hessian soldiers, National Landmarks, and Revolutionary battles are all part of GPL’s Local History Series starting March 8th.
Tuesday, March 8, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: David Osborn, Site Manager On October 18, 1776, the Revolutionary War Battle of Pell’s Point was fought less than a mile from the church, and the church served as a hospital for the British Army following the battle. The church (along with its carriage house, cemetery, and grounds) was designated as a National Historic Site on July 5, 1943 although not formally authorized until November 10, 1978.
Wednesday, June 1, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Presenter: Ed Martin, Sr., Director of The Hartsdale Pet Cemetery is a historic site located in “our backyard.” It was established in 1896, and contains over 70,000 interments, with 14,000 interment lots and 7,000 memorials. It is America’s largest and oldest pet cemetery. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.
Wednesday, June 15, 7:00 p.m.
Presenter: Dennis Corcoran Dennis Corcoran will tell the story of the Benedict Arnold-John Andre Conspiracy and how Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties all played a part in the story. Dressed in an outfit that has a direct connection to the story, he will discuss how things could have easily turned out differently and possibly affected the outcome of the American Revolution.