Fogarty to speak on the history of Five Rivers

NEW SCOTLAND — The New Scotland Historical Association will be presenting the program "Five Rivers, the History of a Special Place" on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center off of Route 85, in New Salem. 

RoseAnne Fogarty, lead author of the book Five Rivers: The History of a Special Place, will give a PowerPoint presentation on the history of Five Fivers from the exposed ancient rock along the Vlomankill trail to the remains of the Civilian Conservation Corps encampment to a new, state-of-the-art green building.  Copies of her book will be available for purchase. 

Fogarty is on the board of Friends of Five Rivers.  She taught for the United States Peace Corps in Thailand and at Coxsackie-Athens High School.  Her special interests are energy and the environment. 

The museum will be open at 7 p.m. for viewing of the current exhibit "Entertainment before 1950 and TV." 

The program is free and open to the public.  For further information, please call 765-4212.  

Editor’s note: Ethie Moak is the publicity chairwoman of the New Scotland Historical Association.