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THE LOST ESTATES OF PEEKSKILL

With names such as Mount Florence, Rest Hill, and the Beeches, the hills overlooking Peekskill were once home to magnificent properties with national reputations. Owned by people such as Daniel Craig, one of the founders of the Associated Press, the abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher and Moses Sperry Beach, owner of the New York Sun, the estates were sites of scandal, adultery, and humbug. Join local historian Kirk Moldoff for a look into a little-known aspect of local life in the 1800s.

This is a non-library sponsored event.