Lost Towns of the Hudson Valley

Lost Towns of the Hudson Valley A talk by Wes and Barbara Gottlock at the Time and the Valleys Museum on Sunday, October 21st at 2 p.m.

[Grahamsville, N.Y.]   Lost Towns of the Hudson Valley, a talk by authors Wes and Barbara Gottlock, will be held at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, Sunday, October 21, at 2 p.m.

Lost Towns of the Hudson Valley is the story of towns located in New York’s Hudson River valley that met their demise almost as quickly as they were established. Roseton, the Ashokan Reservoir towns, Camp Shanks, Shanks Village and Rockland Lake were thriving settlements at one time only to be replaced by the likes of power plants, reservoirs, and housing developments.

Autographed books will be available for sale. Admission to the program is free for Museum members, and $3 for non members, which includes light refreshments and admission to the Museum and Lost Catskill Farm.  Please call 845 985-7700, email info@timeandthevalleysmuseum.org or go to www.timeandthevalleysmuseum.org for more information.

About the Authors:  Retired educators Barbara and Wes Gottlock began their writing careers when they became fascinated with Hudson Valley historic sites, particularly Bannerman Island.  They collaborated with Thom Johnson to write Bannerman Castle.  Subsequent books have been New York’s Palisades Interstate Park, Lost Towns of the Hudson Valley, Lost Amusement Parks of the Hudson Valley, and Lost Amusement Parks of New York City.

Wes and Barbara have lectured extensively throughout the New York City metropolitan area in recent years. They are still active volunteers with Bannerman Island.  Wes is an island docent and coordinates all the public tours that come to the island.  Barbara is on the Bannerman Castle Trust board of directors and coordinates the island’s volunteers. They both participate in river clean-up projects and fundraisers benefitting various Hudson River causes.  They also find enough time to spend with their two children and seven grandchildren.  Wes and Barbara reside in New Windsor overlooking the majestic Hudson.

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