You're Invited To SS Columbia And Return Of The Hudson River Day Liner Free Lecture At The NYC Public Library Roosevelt Island Branch Tuesday March 8 - Sponsored By Roosevelt Island Historical Society & Amalgamated Bank
The Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) and Amalgamated Bank invite you to the third in a series of free lectures at the Roosevelt Island NY Public Library Branch (524 Main Street). According to RIHS:
More info on the SS Columbia Project available at their web site and this video.Image From SS Columbia
The Roosevelt Island Historical Society andAmalgamated BankPresent a Free LectureThe SS Columbia and Return of theHudson River Day Linerby Liz McEnaney, Executive Director of the SS Columbia ProjectNew York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt IslandTuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Steamboats ruled the Hudson River and many of America's waterways in the early 20th century. The SS Columbia is one such steamboat; it transported fun-seeking residents from downtown Detroit on an 18 mile, 90-minute pleasure trip to Bois Blanc Island in Canada. Liz McEnaney, Executive Director of the SS Columbia Project, will share the history of the 113-year old boat, its status as a National Historic Landmark vessel and plans to restore the Columbia to active service on the Hudson River in a lecture at the New York Public Library at 524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island. The lecture is sponsored by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society and supported by Amalgamated Bank.
The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the third in a series of spring lectures sponsored by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society. Save the date below for the final lecture in the series:
4/12/16 Jane Brickman, Childbirth in 19th-Century America: The Role of Charity Hospital
DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F train to Roosevelt Island. Take the red bus (no charge) or walk eight minutes north to 524 Main Street.
Note: Roosevelt Island was recently featured on the television show "$9.99 with Dave Evans." Click here to see the episode, which includes commentary by RIHS president Judith Berdy.