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Buried Hides & The Rise and Fall of the Beaverkill Tannery
July 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
On Sunday, July 23 at 1:00pm, the Livingston Manor Library is hosting Dr. Joyce Conroy, Historian, Town of Rockland, for a special presentation “Buried Hides & the Rise and Fall of the hamlet of Beaverkill.”
It will be hosted at Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main Street, Livingston Manor.
This short power-point presentation will tell the story of the Beaverkill Tannery, its history and demise, and the subsequent discovery of tanned hides buried in the ground for 120 years. The Tannery operated from the 1830’s to 1885 when it burned down. The Beaverkill Covered Bridge was the site of this discovery in 2016, when the 1865 bridge underwent a complete renovation. The bridge was built for the tannery in order to transport hides.
In 1865, this area supported three churches, a school, and a store where now the newly renovated Beaverkill Covered Bridge, one church, and the Beaverkill Campground remain.
Presentation is free. Light refreshments will be served.
For additional information, contact Kristin at the Livingston Manor Free Library – 845.439.5440 or firstname.lastname@example.org