Uncovering Blooming Grove’s History
Date(s) - Wednesday, August 8
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
On Wednesday, August 8th at 6:30 PM, join local historical authors Mike Matsler, and Matthew Thorenz as they discuss their adventures in researching the history of our area from the late 18th century to the First World War. Their articles were recently featured in the Summer issue of the Hudson River Valley Review Journal.
Local author and historian Michael J. Matsler and Local History Librarian Matthew Thorenz will present on their respective articles recently published in the Hudson River Valley Review Journal. Mr. Matsler’s article: “Pine Hill Farm, Lost Paradise of a French Gentleman Farmer”, discusses Pine Hill Farm, home of French adventurer, author, and future French Consul to the State of New York Michel Guillaume Jean de Crevecoeur. Nearly one-hundred years later, Sergeant David Wright Hudson travelled from Blooming Grove to France as a member of the American Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Local History Librarian Matthew Thorenz chronicled the journey of this local “Doughboy” for his article “From Washingtonville to the Western Front”.
Join both authors on a journey through our shared past! A book signing and Q&A session sponsored by the Hudson River Valley Institute will follow.
REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT, BUT STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!
Bookings are closed for this event.