The Making of New Paltz: A History Series by  Carol Johnson, with Margaret Stanne

September 15, 1677, Indian Deed.


This eight-week course will cover the development of the town and village of New Paltz from 1678 to the present. Did you know that the introduction of public services led to the creation of the Village? Or that the borders with the neighboring towns changed the geography of New Paltz? Discover how the development of the different hamlets and neighborhoods helped shape the New Paltz we know today.

Carol Johnson has been the Coordinator of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection of the Elting Memorial Library for 30years. The collection is considered the best genealogical and local history collection in the Mid-Hudson Valley, and its strongest focus is on the town and village of New Paltz.

Margaret Stanne, Assistant, Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection, is a recent graduate of Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and lifetime resident of New Paltz.

Register at the Circulation Desk, cost: $50. Join us in the Steinberg Reading Room for this eight-week series, 3-4.30PM, kicking off on Sunday, March 19th – May 14th, 2017.

There will be no presentation on Easter Sunday, April 16th, 2017.

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