HISTORY of RECORDINGS

In the mid 1990s, the Library was involved in a grant to record long time citizens recollecting local history. The stories include noteworthy residents, events, establishments, and what life was like in Philipstown in the past.

The individuals were recorded during events, then the tapes were housed at the library for people to listen.  The tapes have now been turned into MP3 files and uploaded to our site. The sound quality on some of the recordings isn't great, but still worth a listen! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

HISTORY of GEORGE POPE MORRIS

Two parts to this program. Oral interpretations of his work, history of his life, singing of his songs, and reading of his poems.

In the second part, Judge Chester Nelson talks about old time residents, the mines, Indians and Revolutionary War stories.

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HISTORY OF PHILIPSTOWN & GARRISON

HELEN ROBINSON

Mrs. Helen Robinson is interviewed by a teenager about her life in Cold Spring. She talks about school, recreational activities, old stores, and so much more. 

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JESSE HAMMOND

HISTORY of WEST POINT FOUNDRY

Discusses the reasons for building the West Point Foundry in the area, ship building, Parrott gun, recruiting labor, housing, churches, West Point doctor, and working conditions.

HISTORY OF PHILIPSTOWN

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JULIA L. BUTTERFIELD

Facts about Mrs. Butterfield's life in Cold Spring.