May 18, 2010

Great Graves of New York, Wednesday

It's way too easy to forget just how much history is all around us here in Upstate New York, and the Dryden Town Historical Society hopes to remind us:

Great Graves of Upstate New York

The final resting places of the famous will be the featured topic of the Dryden Town Historical Society's next meeting and everyone is invited to hear author Chuck D'Imperio discuss his book, Great Graves of Upstate New York.

This book is an exciting travelogue, a comprehensive reference work, and a fun and fact filled trivia book focusing on the lives (and deaths) of 70 great American legends. From Syracuse to Albany, from Buffalo to Utica, and from Cooperstown to Lake Placid, you will be amazed at who lies eternally in the Upstate region. The list includes: murder victims, mafia leaders, four U.S. presidents, three Saints, one Kentucky Derby winner and the most famous one-legged tap dancer in the world!

The event will take place on Wednesday, May 19th, at 7 PM, in the Dryden Village Hall (corner of George and South streets). The evening will begin with the Annual meeting of the Dryden Town Historical Society, a brief business session (presentation of the annual report and election of officers), followed by the featured program. Join us to learn more about the final resting places of an astonishing array of famous (and infamous) Americans. The doors will open at 6:30 PM to chat, meet the author and enjoy refreshments.

Books will be available for purchase and, as always, this event is free and open to all. For more information, contact Mary Hornbuckle (898-3461).

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