The Neversink Valley Museum of History & Innovation will present a History Talk on Wednesday, July 19th at 7 pm with local historian Sue Gardner. Gardner will speak about “Most Obedient Servant: Tracking the Life and Legacy of John Hathorn and his Militia.”
John Hathorn of Warwick, “the man who lost the Battle of Minisink” was a successful military leader, politician, and activist, who served in the first and fourth Congresses of the United States. Yet his life has remained in the shadows due to the destruction of his collected papers by his family shortly after his death.
A search spanning more than 15 years has turned up a great deal about Hathorn, his close involvement with the early days of the nation and New York State, and the activities of his men during the Revolutionary War. This illustrated presentation by Sue Gardner will trace evidence of this forgotten founding father and the men who were under his command.
Local Historian Sue Gardner is Deputy Town Historian for Warwick, and Local History Librarian at Albert Wisner Public Library also in Warwick. Sue founded The Friends of Hathorn House in recent years to help preserve the historic home and the legacy of Hathorn and his regiment.
This History Talk will be held at the D & H Canal Park Visitor’s Center, 58 Hoag Road, (just off Route 209) in Cuddebackville, Orange County, NY. Suggested donation is $5 for members and $7 for non-members.
For more information about the Neversink Valley Museum call (845) 754-8870, visit their website or email email@example.com.
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