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Virtual History Video Program: Pathway Through History; Historical Characters of the Hudson Valley
January 27 - March 31
Meet some of the men and women who contributed to the history of the Hudson Valley in this costumed character short film. Makes a great “virtual field trip” for students in Grades 4 and up, too.
Each year, the Wappingers Historical Society brings history to life by presenting, in costume, some of the men and women who contributed to the history of the Hudson Valley.
Normally this program takes place inside the historic Mesier Homestead, which is located in the Village of Wappingers Falls. This year, we are pleased and very excited to present this program to you virtually! This short film is engaging for local history enthusiasts and can be considered a “Virtual Field Trip” for educators and students in Grade 4 and up. Through a collaboration with WHS members and others in the local community, as well as students from Roy C. Ketcham High School, characters portrayed this year include Phrenologist Orson Fowler; recollections by friends of Wappinger Native American Tribe Sachem Daniel Nimham and Abolitionist Sojourner Truth; baseball slugger “Big” Dan Brouthers and Mary, a local Suffragette. You’ll meet Nicholas Brower, the builder of the Mesier Homestead, and Pieter Mesier and his wife Catherine, who gives a personal account of the Wappinger Tea Party revolt which took place at the Mesier Homestead in May 1777.
This is short film premiers on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 and is available for viewing anytime thereafter at https://www.wappingershistoricalsociety.org/pathway-through-history