Montgomery Village Historian Marion Wild Announces Archives Month at the Village of Montgomery Museum

Featuring Displays and Lectures about amazing events in Local and American History

  • Display of Two Memorable Methodist Church Ladies (1920s) Handmade Signature Quilts showing names of past Village Residents.
  • Display of the Underground Railroad Movement through Montgomery

mastodonJohn-Van-ArsdaleLecture at 1pm: Presentation by Joseph Devine

The Ice Age Animals of Orange County and the great 1801 mastodon discovery in Montgomery.
Learn about what this event meant to America and how our Founding Fathers played a key role in this tremendous event.

Lecture at 2pm - Presentation by Joseph Devine

Learn about John Van Arsdale, the Montgomery lad who served throughout the Revolutionary War. John Van Arsdale’s courage and ingenuity brought our War of Independence to a thrilling conclusion as the British were to depart from America. With General George Washington, Governor Clinton and tens of thousands watching, Van Arsdale foiled the last British act of defiance on our soil. His actions brought loud cheers from the assembled throng. Listen to this wonderful piece of local and American history.

Relax in our Memorial Garden

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