The plans, the approvals, the funds are all in place and the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct (FOCA) are ready to give new life to the Keeper’s House as a Visitor and Education Center for the Old Croton Aqueduct. The brick Italianate house, located along the trail on Walnut Street in Dobbs Ferry, is the only one extant of those built for Aqueduct caretakers.
At the FOCA annual meeting on Sunday, April 27, the project creative team will unveil the interior features of the Center. This includes state of the art exhibits which describe the engineering miracle of the Aqueduct and how it is still relevant in today’s fast paced, technological world; and a “time travel” offering taking visitors on a magical trip from the 1800s to 2014. A new film celebrating the importance of the Aqueduct and the pleasure of the trail will have its premiere public showing.
The featured speakers are:
· Stephen Tilly, Principal of Tilly Architects
· Robert Kornfeld, Vice President, Friends of Old Croton Aqueduct, and
· Laurel Marx, Graphic Designer.
The public is invited to the April 27 event at 2 pm at the Irvington Public Library, Main and Astor Streets, across from the Metro-North Hudson Line Station in Irvington. Wine and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact President Mavis Cain at (914) 693-0529 or [email protected].
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct is a private, non-profit volunteer organization formed to protect and preserve the Old Croton Aqueduct. The Friends work to raise public awareness of the Aqueduct and trail and to secure the resources that will enable this historic greenway to remain unspoiled in perpetuity. For more information, visit www.aqueduct.org.