Fri03Feb20237:30 pmIn Person at the Creek Meeting House & via Zoom
Presented by Charles Canham, Senior Scientist Emeritus, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.
Forests of the Hudson Valley have seen constant change throughout the more than 12,000 years since the retreat of the Pleistocene glaciers. Although humans have been responsible for the most important transformations, the most dramatic changes followed European settlement. The future of those forests will be shaped by a new set of forces, including climate change and the impact of forest pests and pathogens.
On February 3 at 7:30pm click here to join the Zoom presentation.
Fri03Mar20237:30 pmIn Person at the Creek Meeting House & via Zoom
Presented by James Brands, Town Justice, Town of Clinton.
Jim Brands is a direct descendant of Johannas George Rymph, the earliest known member of the Rymph family to migrate from Germany in the early 1760s. The family settled in Hyde Park and became emblematic of many of the founding families of the community. Judge Brands and his wife reside on the family farm on Rymph Road and a number of his ancestors have been buried in the Pleasant Plains Cemetery on Fiddlers Bridge Road.
On March 3 at 7:30pm, click here to join the Zoom presentation.
Fri14Apr20236:30 pmCreek Meeting House
Fri05May20237:30 pmIn Person at the Creek Meeting House & via Zoom
Presented by Patrick O’Hara.
A descendant of the Rymph family, Patrick O’Hara spent the summer of 2022 visiting local cemeteries while researching his family tree. Mr. O’Hara cleaned over eighty cemetery markers, writing narratives about the deceased and posting them to social media — and in the process stimulating interest and discussion on the upkeep of local cemeteries. He will discuss how to safely clean a gravestone, the best cleaning solutions to use, and basic tools and techniques.
On May 5 at 7:30pm click here to join the Zoom presentation.