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Wallkill Historical Association lecture
December 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am
“The History of the Goshen Turnpike and Other Roadways in Orange County”
This lecture will begin with Dr. Fred Isseks outlining how early travel routes evolved in the area and how they are interconnected to towns, waterways, and other important landmarks, sites, and important resources. Andy Mills will then present a variety of interesting and important historical events and people from the early history of the Goshen Turnpike. These will include Revolutionary War hero Lieutenant Colonel James McClaughry , founding father Henry Wisner, gunpowder mills, lost cemeteries, prison ships, world-renowned author Washington Irving, President Martin Van Buren, and more.
December 11, 2:00pm
Wallkill Town Hall
Tower Drive, Middletown, NY