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GSRC Upcoming Events

All events are free, open to the public, and are held at the New City Library Auditorium, 220 N. Main St., New City, NY 10956, unless otherwise noted.
Sally Pellegrini, Community Relations: 845-634-4997 x197.

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Date Event
27 June 2017
7:00 PM
Topic: John Conklin of Flushing, Rye, and Fordham Manor, NY: Finding an Elusive Patriarch
Speaker: Agnes Ellish

Agnes Ellish will discuss the research for her article on John Conklin published in the July 2016 issue of The American Genealogist.  The  article contained a current genealogical profile of John Conklin of Flushing, Rye, and Fordham Manor, New York, as well as transcriptions of documents that explicitly prove the identity of John Conklin and his wife Elenor.

26 Sep. 2017
7:00 PM

Topic: Chestnut Ridge History
Speaker: Marie Monteagudo

Have you ever heard of Dog’s Head Rock, a Pearl River 1900’s landmark that was 10 feet high

by 20 feet long?  Or that there’s waterfalls in Pascack Brook?  Or that the Little Red Schoolhouse

in Chestnut Ridge is a museum inside?  This slide-show  by Marie Monteagudo, a local historian & resident, will be a visual history since the earl 1700s of the area once known as South Spring Valley or West Pearl River.  Included will be current photographs and vintage illustrations of the Little Red Schoolhuse, the Haring Homestead (pre-Jade Village) and the Dexter Park heighborhood with the famed California Architect, Joseph Eichler, who designed mid-century modern homes.  There will also be a book signing of her photo-essay Historic Treasures of Chestnut Ridge that includes illustration from the slide-show along with an opportunity to become a member of Friends of Chestnut Ridge History or by emailing

24 Oct. 2017
7:00 PM

Topic: The Chain That Saved the Colonies

Speaker: Doc Bayne

To stop the British invasion of the New England colonies during the American Revolution, Peter Townsend

manufactured a Great Chain for the Continental Army at Sterling Forest.  It was placed across the Hudson River at West Point.  Join Doc Bayne for an eye-opening lecture & Power Point presentation on this historic event.

28 Nov. 2017
7:00 PM

Topic: Holiday Party

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