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‘Connecticut Yankee Redux,’ a talk by Stephen Skye


CUDDEBACKVILLE, NY — The Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation will hold a talk on Wednesday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the D & H Canal Park Visitor’s Center, 58 Hoag Rd., (just off Route 209). Museum Historian Stephen Skye will speak about the settlers known as the Connecticut Yankees who played an important part in the rise of the Delaware and Hudson Canal.

Come discover how Daniel Skinner and the White brothers, Hugh and Canvass, all famous Connecticut Yankees, changed the course of history. From the Delaware River lumber rafts that Skinner first sent down the Delaware to the natural cement industry established by the Whites, the history of the D&H Canal was profoundly shaped by these sons of Connecticut.

Suggested donation is $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call 845/754-8870, email nvam@frontiernet.net, or visit their Facebook page.