Sunday, September 20, 2015

PHOTOS FROM 2DAY'S OPENING RECEPTION: CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXHIBIT, THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW US RT. 9

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools, our houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. 

It was a packed house today for the opening reception of The Croton Historical Society's latest exhibit: "GET READY FOR AN EARTHQUAKE, THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW US ROUTE 9, THE DESTRUCTION OF CROTON LANDING."

Museum curator, Thomas Simone, Dodie Pezanowski, Denis Lund, and the outstanding volunteers of The Historical Society have put together one of the best shows ever--an amazing portrait gallery of Croton before the construction of the new Route 9, as well as a display of ephemera from businesses displaced by the road, and a big screen multi-media presentation that recreates the old Riverside Avenue Community.  The presentation also includes aerial photographs of Croton before the road was built, maps showing the properties taken for the road, construction pictures and images of  Route 9 today. The entire exhibit is available on CD--as are some other past exhibits from the Society. For more info on that, click on the link http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/08/now-available-from-croton-historical.html


Lots of energy at the "Museum" today! Old and lots of new Croton residents too--and visitors from as far away as Banghor, Maine and would you believe, an ex-pat from Hong Kong too! Click on the photos below. 

And congratulations to THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY for a super job well done.

4 comments:

  1. That was some crowd today and bittersweet for many. What a shame because we lost quite a few interesting buildings.

    I think it was even more crowded than for the Masses and Postcards exhibits.

    Sad. No village officials in attendance.

    I also enjoyed all the new Starlight drive-in memorabilia in the case. Did you get pictures?

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  2. Bittersweet exhibit. That's a good word for it.

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  3. Throughout history there will always be planners, social engineers and vainglorious politicians seeking to father their own nests. Sometimes they have the best of intentions but even the best of intentions can have devastating consequences. Don't miss this exhibit and don't forget to order a copy from the Hist. Society. My congratulations to them all for one of the best exhibits ever.

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