Croton Friends of History

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CROTON POINT PARK: WESTCHESTER’S JEWEL ON THE HUDSON

Croton Point Park encompasses miles of Hudson River shoreline with astonishing views and remnants of the region’s past. Ancient shell mounds shed light on the Indigenous peoples who inhabited the area for centuries, prior to European colonization. Remains of the first commercial vineyard in the New York State are just steps away from historic brickyards that helped build Manhattan. Although the point served as a dumping ground for much of the twentieth century, local efforts have restored the park into a model of environmental conservation. Today, bald eagles have returned to the delight of visitors, who also explore the remarkable landmarks, cruise the waters of the Hudson or enjoy scenic picnics. Authors Scott Craven and Caroline Ranald Curvan present the story of Westchester’s crown jewel, based on their just-published book—available from Arcadia Publishing.

This is a non-library sponsored event.