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.