Lecture on Aug. 1 at museum

Elaine Hayes, the director of Mount Gulian, the restored, colonial-era home in Beacon, will share the history of the structure and the Verplanck family, who occupied it until 1931, at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Putnam History Museum in Cold Spring.

Her presentation includes a film about James F. Brown, an escaped slave who worked as a gardener on the property. See mountgulian.org.

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