Friends Lunchtime Program on May 16: Thacher Park & the Indian Ladder Region

The Friends’ monthly lunchtime program is going to be great this month! Next Wednesday, author and land conservationist Laura A. Ten Eyck is coming to the State Library to talk about Thacher Park and the Indian Ladder Region.

Here are some details and a description of the program:

John Boyd Thacher State Park and the Indian Ladder Region
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Time: 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Location: 7th floor Librarians Room, New York State Library

Stunning views of the Hudson-Mohawk Valleys and the Adirondack and Green Mountains, one of the world’s best fossil-bearing formations, and a rich history going back to Native American and early Dutch times: the John Boyd Thacher State Park and the Indian Ladder Region in the Helderbergs has it all. In this program, sponsored by the Friends of the New York State Library, writer and land conservationist Laura A. Ten Eyck will talk about the history of the area and its development from wilderness to farm fields to tourist attraction and now a state park. Her lecture will be based on her book, John Boyd Thacher State Park and the Indian Ladder Region (Arcadia Publishing, 2011), coauthored with local historian/author Timothy J. Albright. Registration is recommended.

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