Author publishes second volume of series
Vernon Benjamin has spent decades writing and researching the history of the Hudson Valley. In 2014 he published The History of the Hudson River Valley from Wilderness to the Civil War. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison, he’ll read from his second volume, which covers Hudson Valley history from the Civil War to modern times.
Benjamin, an adjunct lecturer at Marist College, covers many local stories in this new book, including the involvement of the Fish and Osborn families with the 19th-century railroad and 20th-century reservoirs. The reading is free and copies of the book will be for sale.