Learn about the hidden history of a Hudson River Village that once hosted two active rail lines in its role as an active 19th century shipping center. Every other Sunday through the fall, the Piermont Historical Society opens its Train Station Museum to the public from 12n-3p.
Hear about the “tale of two railroads” as well as an account of Washington’s acceptance of the British surrender and first recognition of America as a sovereign nation. Photos of a turn of the century resort and the true story of the first “cyber” romance by way of the telegraph are two more examples of what you will find within the walls of the train station which itself is on the national historic register.
Admission to the station is FREE and open to the public. The Piermont Historical Society opens its Train Station Museum from 12n-3p on July 26 and these future dates:
- Aug 9, 26
- Sept 6, 20
- Oct 4
This year’s special exhibit highlights the documentary “Piermont’s Role during world war two: LAST stop USA.”
“Jake the urchin” snuck onto the Piermont’s pier when soldiers were boarding transport ships during WWII.