SPACE NEWS (FEB. 23, 2009) - The Stony Point Action Committee for the Environment held its first meeting of the Stony Point History Roundtable with a capacity crowd of over 60 people at the Pyngyp Schoohouse Community Center on SUNDAY afternoon, from 1pm - 3:30pm. The guest speaker for the afternoon was Thomas F. X. Casey, senior Rockland County historian and President of the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of Rockland County, who spoke about George Washington on his birthday and the times he visited Stony Point and Rockland County during the Revolutionary War. Several people brought photos and personal stories about Stony Point history to share with the people attending.
Also speaking that afternoon was Jim McDonnell, coordinator of Stony Point's Hudson River Quadricentennial events planned for the summer and Peter Scheibner, Rockland County Archivist, who described the research and records available at his office.
"It was an enjoyable afternoon and a great success," said SPACE board member and project coordinator, Susan Filgueras. "So many people brought items and stories to share that we did not have the time to hear from everyone. SPACE is asking permission to copy and scan old documents and photographs and stories, to make them available on DVD to the local libraries and on the web. The committee is also looking at the possibility of writing a history book about the Town of Stony Point, using information collected from the residents."
The next history meeting is on March 22 at 1PM at the Parish House of the Chapel of St. John the Divine at 170 Mott Farm Road in Tomkins Cove. We will have enough table room for items to be displayed and coffee and cake will be served. All are welcome.
When: SUNDAY, March 22, 2009
Time: 1:00 pm
Where: The Chapel of St. John the Divine; 170 Mott Farm Road (near 9W); Tomkins Cove, NY
Info: Susan at 845-942-3050 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org