COCHECTON, NY (September 7, 2014) – The Cochecton Preservation Society will host their annual “Coffee, Tea and History” on Sunday, September 21 at the Cochecton Train Station located at 8537 Route 97.
The presentation, which starts at 1:00 p.m., is titled “The Oldest House in Cochecton; Its History and Inhabitants,” and is made possible by Joe DeFalco who is currently writing a book on the subject.
This oral history is an account of multiple Cochecton families related through marriage, and their participation in America’s history during the period 1800 through 1901.
The letters reflect on events prior to the American Revolution, during the Revolution, after the Revolution, the French Revolution, during the Civil War, during the Westward Migration and today. This is based on true facts contained in a collection of 2,500+ letters, diaries, memoirs, found in a trunk of his family’s house in Cochecton and published research.
This event is free and refreshments will be served at intermission.
There will be a display of the letters, artifacts from the Civil War, a list of the writers from Cochecton, a list of the Civil War discharges, and more.
There are 46 family names listed for letters and 42 family names listed for the Civil War discharges.
If you are descendant of one of the listed families, Mr. DeFalco is offering a copy of the original correspondence free to attendees upon request.
For more information call 845-932-8104.