Date(s) - 09/11/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
D & H Canal Park
The Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation has engaged Museum Historian Steve Skye for its History Talk Lecture Series on Wednesday September 11th, 2019 at 7:00 pm when he will be speaking about “Finchville and Mount Hope NY ”
At the southern border of Orange County’s Town of Mount Hope is the small hamlet of Finchville. Come hear Stephen Skye, historian of the Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation, tell how two boys born in the hamlet played important roles in American history. In 1779 James Finch fed the American militia breakfast when they passed by his Mount Hope farm on the way to Minisink Ford. Though the Americans were defeated in the battle that ensued, their presence helped convince the British that the American troops would not be easily overcome.
About half a century later in 1836, Coe F. Young who had been born in Mount Hope would make his way to the DandH Canal. By 1864 he had been appointed the canal’s general superintendent and with the company’s president, Thomas Dickson began transforming the DandH into a railroad company.
This History Talk will be presented at the DandH Canal Park Visitor’s Center at 58 Hoag Road (just off Route 209) in Cuddebackville, NY 12729. It is a benefit for The Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation and lite refreshments will be served. A donation of $5 for Members and $7 for Non-Members is suggested.
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Members: USD 5.00,
Non-Members: USD 7.00
Speakers: Steven Skye Museum Historian
Category: Attractions / Talks and Lectures