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Declared as "the last of the important Revolutionary War sites yet to be properly explored," the Fishkill Supply Depot remains so today: a one-of-a-kind site of national importance that has never gotten its due. Located in Fishkill, New York, the Depot was a key strategic center of the American Revolution, established and visited repeatedly by George Washington. Our goals:
• Commemorate the soldiers and continue our efforts to preserve the burial ground,
• Prevent the further loss of land to commercial development within the Depot's borders,
• Uncover our rich American history here at the Fishkill Supply Depot through archaeological and archival research, and
• Present educational programs to increase awareness of the Fishkill Supply Depot's role in the fight for our independence.
The basic mission of the Hopewell Depot Restoration Corporation is to preserve the railroad history of East Fishkill and Hopewell Junction. This includes collection, preservation and sharing of written records, photographs, oral histories and physical artifacts. The only building remaining from Hopewell Junction’s rich railroad history is the abandoned depot which is now the primary focus of our restoration efforts.
Our ultimate goal is to restore the depot as nearly possible to what it was when railroads were the primary reason for the existence of Hopewell Junction. When completed, the building will serve as a home for the written and photographed artifact. In addition to being a local museum and educational facility, the depot serves as an “anchor” for the eastern terminus of the Dutchess County Rail Trail.
The East Fishkill Historical Society is committed to safeguarding the cultural heritage of the Hudson Valley, particularly East Fishkill, through the restoration, preservation and interpretation of its Dutch colonial farmhouse and its collection of local material culture. Through education, the Society hopes to develop and foster an understanding of East Fishkill's history, while encouraging the community to appreciate and care for East Fishkill's past, present and future.
The East Fishkill Historical Society welcomes the community to visit the Brinckerhoff-Pudney-Palen House during their Open Houses and special events throughout the year. The Society holds and annual Strawberry Festival, lecture series, and Holiday Program.
Wiccopee born Sachem Daniel Nimham brought to life by Sculptor Michael Keropian. Copyright © Michael Keropian Sculpture LLC, used with permission.
This sculptural tribute to Wiccopee born Sachem Daniel Nimham symbolizes his duel roll as a dedicated sachem for his people in court and an American Hero on the battlefield. The sculpture depicts Nimham holding deeds in one hand and a musket in the other. This depiction was created in 2004 and shows Nimham in traditional Indian clothing.
"I believe this statue of Nimham will provide a three dimensional tool for teaching people a little about our local history." – Michael Keropian
This sculpture deserves to be built and placed at an appropriate site in Dutchess or Putnam Counties, in Daniel Nimham's home lands. If you want to help in fund raising activities contact Michael Keropian by clicking here.
Scenic Hudson works to protect and restore the Hudson River and its majestic landscape as an irreplaceable national treasure and a vital resource for residents and visitors. Our team of experts combines land acquisition, support for agriculture, citizen-based advocacy and sophisticated planning tools to create environmentally healthy communities, champion smart economic growth, open up riverfronts to the public and preserve the valley’s inspiring beauty and natural resources. To date Scenic Hudson has created or enhanced more than 60 parks, preserves and historic sites and conserved nearly 30,000 acres.
To encourage individuals and entities, both public and private, to work for the protection of the natural environment within the Fishkill Creek Watershed.
New York's State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) requires all state and local government agencies to consider environmental impacts equally with social and economic factors during discretionary decision-making. Visit the New York State Department of Environmental Website to learn all about this law/process.
The Palisades are included in the National Natural Landmarks Program administered by National Parks Service, are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
LG Electronics, a multinational corporation, is planning to build an office tower that will loom high above the trees, and for the first time, violate the unspoiled ridgeline — a view enjoyed by Americans since before the founding of our nation.
The Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College is the academic arm of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Its mission is to study and to promote the Hudson River Valley and to provide educational resources for heritage tourists, scholars, elementary school educators, environmental organizations, the business community, and the general public. Its many projects include the publication of the Hudson River Valley Review and the management of a dynamic digital library and leading regional portal site.
To protect the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and safeguard the drinking water of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents. - See more at: http://www.riverkeeper.org/about-us/#sthash.noav9Nqt.dpuf
Town of East Fishkill official web site: http://www.eastfishkillny.org/ Contact information and board meeting schedules and agendas. You can find a great deal of information about East Fishkill here.
Check here often as Town Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals agendas update often.
Since its founding in 1974, the Preservation League has built a reputation for action and effectiveness. Its goal has been to preserve our historic buildings, districts and landscapes in order to build a better New York, one community at a time.
For more information, please write or call:
Preservation League of New York State
44 Central Avenue
Albany, New York 12206-3002