ALSO IN SEPTEMBER: Lectures & Hudson Valley River Ramble

Site Manager and sought-after lecturer Kimberly Flook will offer two lectures during our general program, Native American Days (Saturday, September 12th). Set aside some time for Henry Hudson and the Shaping of New York at 1 p.m. and Pirates: Myth & Legend at 3 p.m. Both lectures will be offered to the public free of charge.

Henry Hudson and the Shaping of New York
Do you know how many maps the Hudson River was on prior to Hudson reaching the New World? Or that a matter of weeks kept New York from becoming a French colony in the beginning? Or, that if Hudson had been more successful in his early career, New York may have been an English colony from the start? Join us at Philipse Manor for a lecture on Hudson’s explorations and how they led to the New York that we know today. Saturday, September 12th, 1 p.m.

Pirates: Myth & Legend
What IS a pirate? Learn what a pirate is, and what a pirate isn't. You may be surprised by all the connections there are between pirates and the local area! Find out how our local waterways crossed paths with pirate life, pirate culture, and pirate endeavors. (This lecture is all for all ages, but is aimed at children.) Saturday, September 12th, 3 p.m.

Sunday, September 13th, 10 a.m.
The Hudson River Valley Ramble!
Ramble alongside Education Coordinator Lucille Sciacca as she leads her annual walk along the original path of the lower Nepperhan/Saw Mill River and Hudson River waterfront. Peel back the layers of history to the time when a Lenape fishing village was present, and consider the future of the Riverfront area. Visit the Palisades cliffs, Gateway Murals, Hudson Waterfront Sculpture Garden and 9/11 Memorial, as well as other monuments, buildings and art along the way. For more information, please call (914) 965-4027.


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