Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Lecture Series/Andy Angstrom: Finding the World in Your Backyard

Thursday, May 3, 7-8:30PM, A.W. Buckbee Center, 2 Colonial Avenue, Warwick, NY Andy Angstrom, co-founder and long-time director of the Ashokan Outdoor Education Program has been busy in retirement.

Discovering debris on his property froman another age he excavated and catalogued the remains of a circa 1908-09 after-hours bar that had served workers during the construction of the Ashokan Water Reservoir. His presentation includes a large collection of reconstructed objects from the site and the archival materials he also discovered in his attempt to piece together a story of the leisure time of early 20th century laborers on the monumental construction project contemporaneous with the building of the Panama Canal.

Its fascinating! and a treat to the history lovers among us.

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