Event Registration

Member Lecture Series - 6/16/2018
06/16/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM ET

Admission

  • Free

Location

Mahoney's Irish Pub & Steakhouse
35 Main St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
United States

Summary

Member Lecture Series: Courage to Dream Big!

Tom Illich will be presenting a lecture on the History of Building the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge now known as the Walkway Over the Hudson. The lecture will cover the courage needed to overcome the challenges of creating the Bridge in the 1800's, the design process underwent to get to the final design and the criticism and upgrades surrounding the entirety of it. As part of the lecture, he will also be presenting his documentary "Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge - Past, Present & Future".

Member Lecture Series are complimentary to Walkway Members and seniors living in assisted living. Non-members are invited for a donation of $5.00 at the event.

We will also be celebrating Path Through History Weekend—a showcase of New York State's rich and fascinating history and will feature hundreds of events happening at historic and cultural destinations throughout the state. You don't have to be a historian to appreciate New York State's rich heritage. New York's new Path Through History helps you discover, experience and appreciate the state's amazing past. A wealth of memorable experiences awaits you - from living history museums, to forts and military landmarks, to the homes of presidents, great writers and artists. With an unparalleled network of museums, historic sites and cultural institutions, Path Through History takes you across the state to discover events of the past and learn how they reverberate today. 
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