Mining history talk is March 1

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:25

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, in partnership the Cornwall Presbyterian Church, will host a talk on “The Rich Mining History of the Hudson Valley,” on Tuesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cornwall Presbyterian Fellowship Hall. Historian Doc Bayne will talk about the mining industry that was sparked in the early 1700s when outcroppings of iron were found in the Hudson Highlands. Participants who attend this lecture will be able to know what a blast furnace, a bloomery, and a forge are and how to identify them when hiking the trails in Sterling Forest, Harriman, Bear Mountain and other area parks. For more information call 534-5506,