May 21: Lecture: "Patriotick Work," Livingston Manor Industry During the Revolutionary War
6:30pm, meeting of the Volunteers of CCHS, all are welcome
Vanderpoel House of History, 16 Broad St., Kinderhook, NY 12106
Livingston Manor contributed more than just statesmen and soldiers to the American Revolution. This lecture will discuss the important industrial contributions the Manor made to the war effort, including the colony's only iron works which produced the metal for the first chain across the Hudson and one the first powder mills on the continent which provided much of the powder for the invasion of Canada and defense of New York.
The lecture will be presented by Geoff Benton, Deputy Town Historian of Livingston, and Assistant Site Manager at Crailo State Historic Site.
Lecture will begin at 7pm, following a brief meeting of the Volunteers of CCHS (starting at 6:30pm, all are welcome to attend). Admission to the lecture is Free!
June 1: Kinderhook Heritage Weekend
Vanderpoel House of History & rear lawn, Kinderhook Village Green, Broad St. (Rt. 9), Kinderhook, NY
The Village of Kinderhook will be abuzz with history and art activities!
See the beautiful c. 1820 architecture of the Vanderpoel House of History (open house, with free admission). There will be activities for the whole family on the front lawn, including historic magician Robert Olson portraying 1820s magician Richard Potter (shows at 11am, 1:30pm, & 2:30pm). On the rear lawn, see the Olde Saratoga Phyfe and Drum Muster (parade at noon, performances all day). Cross over the the Kinderhook Village Green for the Olde Kinderhook Fair, featuring craft vendors, food, and entertainment. Start the day with a pancake breakfast at the Kinderhook Reformed Church from 8am-11am.
This event is part of New York State's Path Through History Weekends:
June 8: First Columbians
On the rear lawn of the Vanderpoel House of History, 16 Broad St., Kinderhook
Join us as we honor filmmaker James Ivory, Academy Award nominated Best Director for A Room with a View, Howards End and The Remains of the Day. Cocktails on the grounds of the Vanderpoel House of History in Kinderhook followed by dinner in private homes. Proceeds from the event benefit the Columbia County Historical Society. Learn more here.