Learn about Bannerman Island and its Castle

Talk set for Putnam Valley library

On Saturday, Nov. 12, Bannerman Castle Trust co-founder Thom Johnson will speak about the history of the structure, which sits on an island in the Hudson River between Beacon and Cold Spring. Johnson, who co-wrote a book about the castle for Arcadia Press, is a lifelong Hudson Valley resident who has spent decades researching the history of the island and castle.

The talk will be held at the Putnam Valley Free Library, 30 Oscawana Lake Road, at 10 a.m. and is sponsored by the Putnam Valley Historical Society. Call 845-528-1024. The society’s next talk, on Dec. 10, will be “Material Culture of New Netherland: The Second Lost Colony.”

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