Haverstraw 400: Dutchtown & Major Andre

2016 Dutchtown Image
2016 Haverstraw Logo
March 12, 2016 —May 15, 2016

The Historical Society of Rockland County and the Town of Haverstraw Present the 400th Anniversary Exhibition

Dutchtown and Major André
Highlights of Haverstraw History

When: Wednesdays-Fridays & Sundays, March 13May 15, 2016, 124 pm
Where: HSRC History Center, 20 Zukor Road, New City, NY
Price: $FREE (donations are appreciated!)

In 1616, the name “Haverstroo” made its first known appearance on a Dutch map. In 2016, the Town of Haverstraw’s Quadricentennial Committee and the Historical Society of Rockland County are pleased to present the special exhibition “Dutchtown and Major Andre: Highlights of Haverstraw History.” Curated by Corinne McGeorge, founder of the nonprofit Hudson Valley Exhibits, Inc., “Dutchtown and Major Andre: Highlights of Haverstraw History” showcases the riverfront neighborhood called Dutchtown, highlighting the Hudson Valley's Dutch origins in the 1600s and displaying works by renowned artists who live and work there today; recounts the infamous story of Benedict Arnold and John Andre treasonous Revolutionary War meeting at Red Stone Beach; and explores other key aspects of Haverstraw’s rich and vibrant history.

Works by the following Dutchtown artists will be on display:

  • Stephanie Gorin
  • Joan Harmon
  • Pat Hickman
  • Mark Kassis
  • Ted Ludwiczak
  • James Tyler

The exhibition is open to the public on Wednesdays–Fridays and Sundays, 12-4 pm, until May 15.

“Dutchtown and Major Andre” List of Panels

1. 1616 Dutch Map showing “Haverstroo”
2. Early Inhabitants – Dutch, Huguenot, and English families

3. Dutchtown Photo from High Tor

4. Growing Up in Dutchtown (2 panels)
a. Montemarano & Santosky Photos
b. Andrea Meisse Photos
5. Hudson River (3 panels)
a. Steamboats
b. Day Liners
c. Ferries
6. Snedeker’s Landing
7. King's Highway (2 panels)
8. Snedens Landing
9. Benedict Arnold (2 panels)
a. The Making of a Traitor
b. Margaret (Peggy Shippen) Arnold
10. The West Point Papers
West Point from the Highlands – article “A General’s Betrayal"
12. Major John Andre (2 panels)
a. Landing at Red Stone Beach
b. Capture and Execution
13. The House by the Railroad/Edward Hopper in Haverstraw
14. Maps
a. Haverstraw 1891
b. Haverstraw 1884
c. Clarkstown 1876

The Dutchtown Artists

James Tyler                 Brickheads, ceramic
Stephanie Gorin          Women’s Work,  fiber art
Joan Harmon               Hudson River Drawing #3, Bear Mountain to Palisades
Pat Hickman                Fold (wall piece)
                                    Dry Notes (Collaborative book with printmaker Allyn Bromley)
                                    Bundle     from The Things They Carried     fiber sculpture
Mark Kassis                Ceramics
Ted Ludwiczak            Stone Head


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