Martin Van Buren National Historic Site in Kinderhook, Columbia County, NY, will host a historical weather station display and program hosted by the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology on Saturday, August 19th, from 10 am to 3 pm.
The weather station display will feature antique and replica weather instruments. Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology staff will demonstrate the equipment and explain how they work.
A daily almanac derived from meteorological and seasonal observations made by 19th century observers in Kinderhook and nearby towns will be available for perusing, as well as historical weather maps.
The staff will talk about how historical weather observations provide a window into how weather and climate has changed since Martin Van Buren’s time, and some of the local effects those changes are having today.
For more information, call Martin Van Buren National Historic Site at 518-758-9689 or visit their website at www.nps.gov/mava.
Photos, from above: A 1830 DeWitt Rain Gauge replica and an original Edwin Kendall Aneroid Barometer .