Historian and biographer David Nasaw will be the featured speaker at the 9th Annual Meeting and BBQ Supper of Friends of Taconic State Park on Thursday, July 27th beginning at 6 pm at the Copake Iron Works.
Nasaw will present “Clash of the Titans! Pomeroy and Carnegie – Man of Iron vs. Man of Steel” at the annual gathering in Copake Falls. His bestseller Andrew Carnegie was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, the recipient of the New-York Historical Society’s American History Book Prize, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
In addition to his Carnegie biography, Professor Nasaw is the author of The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy; The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst; and Children of the City: At Work and At Play, considered to be the inspiration for Newsies, the Disney film and musical.
Tickets for the event including a barbecue supper are $15 and available online or reserve at (518) 329-3251. Non-members are welcome.
Friends of Taconic State Park was established in 2008 to support cultural, recreational and educational activities within the park with the preservation of the historic Copake Iron Works site its priority. The group is implementing a 20-year plan, approved by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, to create a pre-eminent site of historic iron-making and a national destination for tourists in Copake Falls. The Copake Iron Works is a National Heritage Area Site in the Hudson Valley and listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places.
For more information call (518) 966-2730. To learn more about Friends of Taconic State Park, visit their website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Copake Iron Works iconic 19th century blast furnace, courtesy Friends of Taconic State Park.