september, 2021

12sep4:00 pm6:00 pmHistory and Mystery: The Milestones of the Albany Post Road

Event Details

Residents and visitors to the lower Hudson Valley are drawn by the region’s colonial and Revolutionary War history, but unknowingly pass by several historic relics hiding in plain sight.  Henry Steiner (Sleepy Hollow Village Historian) and Char Weigel (Trustee, The Historical Society Serving Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown) will discuss their research on the milestones of the Albany Post Road. These stones stand watch along Route 9 today just as they did when the likes of George Washington, Lafayette and the many tenant farmers of Philipsburg Manor traveled the road. You will hear stories of mysterious milestone disappearances and reappearances, study historic maps and other sources to correct some milestone myths, and learn which local milestone may be the only one still in its original position. 

To read more about the Milestones along the Albany Post Road see Henry John Steiner and Charlene Weigel, Colonial Relics: The Milestones along the Albany Post Road from Dobbs Ferry to Ossining, The Chronicle of The Historical Society, Inc., Serving Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown (Winter 2019-2020). To find a copy of this article, please visit The Historical Society, Inc. website here.

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(Sunday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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