First Friday Program

February 17, 2019 10:01 pm Published by

Tales from the Ancient Documents: Taverns And Squabbles in Clinton

Presented by Will Tatum.

Dutchess County Historian Will Tatum will present “Tales from the Ancient Documents: Taverns and Squabbles in Clinton”. While cataloging court records of the county’s Ancient Documents Collection, the office of the Dutchess County Historian has uncovered unique patterns relating to early life in the Town of Clinton. Why did Clinton lead the way in licensing taverns in post-Revolutionary War Dutchess County? Are there connections between the large number of taverns and instances of assault, bastardy, and other crimes in the town from the 1780s through the 1830s? Join us to consider these questions and other stories.

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