Commemorate The 100th Anniversary of the New Lebanon Library this Saturday, April 21, 2012!
Jesse Torrey founded the first free public library in New Lebanon in 1804. That institution was the progenitor of the New Lebanon Library. Art Robinson, from Hamlin, NY, is Torrey’s descendant (5th generation nephew) and his genealogical research has filled some of the gaps in our knowledge of Torrey’s life after he left New Lebanon. Art will share his discoveries with us, including where Jesse is buried!
Local author and library trustee Dan Lynch will review the library’s history since it was chartered a century ago. He will focus on the work of another founder, the Reverend Joseph Hooper, and trace the contributions of Directors and volunteers over the years, with particular emphasis on Clemence Bull, Olive Hand and Mary Gillen. Attendees will be invited to share their memories of the Library.
Light refreshments will be served. This program is cosponsored by the Lebanon Valley Historical Society and the New Lebanon Library.
DATE: Saturday, April 21, 2012,
TIME: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: New Lebanon Library (550 State Route 20, New Lebanon)