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10/5/16 - Tick Tock Tick Tock.... Welcome New in 2016 Vendors!  Recent updates include: FiberFlame kids schedule, Cooking Demos (including a Chopped! star), and the Fiber Arts Demos, and equipment auction details.
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Tractor Mac! will visit us with his be red tractor reading from his books to the kids. Also herding down from the Great White North is the CORPUS theater troupe to inspire our imaginations as sheep. Don’t forget, the official website is www.sheepandwool.com.
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Sunday, October 16 • 10:00am - 2:30pm
Vernon Benjamin - History of the Hudson River Valley From the Civil War to the Modern Times (10-2:30 Sunday)

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The History of the Hudson River Valley From the Civil War to Modern Times is the companion volume of Vernon Benjamin’s acclaimed history of the Hudson River Valley.  The two volumes, span from the post-Civil War period through the twentieth century, and into the present day. Vernon Benjamin’s magisterial first volume, The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to the Civil War presented nearly 250 years of the Hudson River Valley’s dynamic past with unmatched richness and detail.

Now, in the final volume, Benjamin completes his account of the region by taking readers from the post-Civil War period into the present day. Here we see the formation of the great estates of the Valley, including the Rockefellers, Sunnyside, and Olana, and how the turn of the twentieth century brought a new era of growth and prosperity to the region. A young Franklin Delano Roosevelt takes his first political steps in the New York senate during this time, and Thomas Dewey’s work as New York State governor morphed him into a viable candidate on the national political stage as well. In short, the twentieth-century Hudson River Valley was a hotbed of wealth, influence, and culture, a significant and vibrant scene of American development. By taking his narrative all the way into the post-September 11 present moment, Vernon Benjamin concludes his engaging, readable, and comprehensive history of one of America’s most significant and culturally important regions. Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, The History of the Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times will be the definitive text on the subject for years to come.

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Vernon Benjamin

Author, The History of the Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times
Vernon Benjamin is an adjunct lecturer at Marist College whose first volume, subtitled From Wilderness to the Civil War, was published in 2014. The forthcoming volume, The History of the Hudson River Valley: From the Civil War to Modern Times, continues the detailed tapestry of the region's history, through the Gilded Age, the Jazz Age and Prohibition, the Roosevelt years and the postwar period, including a concluding chapter on "Modern... Read More →



Sunday October 16, 2016 10:00am - 2:30pm
Bldg B 41.936052, -73.908475

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