A Benefit for Friends of Taconic State Park
Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
UPDATE: TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR SATURDAY AFTERNOON BY CHECK OR CASH.
PLEASE JOIN US.
Help Friends of Taconic State Park Raise the Ironworks Roof
A Benefit Event, With Margaret Roach
Please join us Saturday, March 19, to celebrate a new book by Margaret Roach, former Martha Stewart Editorial Director, about finally choosing to live fulltime in our unique, rural community, where she had weekended more than 20 years. Margaret calls "And I Shall Have Some Peace There" her "dropout memoir."
Garden Slide Talk | Reading | Wine and Hors d'oeuvres Reception | Book Signing
Slide Lecture, “At Home in the 365-Day Garden:” You may have visited Margaret’s 25-year-old garden on a Copake Falls Day. See it in all seasons, and learn to make a 365-day landscape.
Reading: A passage from “And I Shall Have Some Peace There”
Reception: Come toast our neighbor’s new book, our community, and our plans for the furnace preservation at this important fund-raising event you won’t want to miss.
When and Where:
Saturday, March 19th at 4:00 pm | Copake Grange | Copake, New York
Event Only: $55 | Event and Book: $80 (book signing at the reception) | Extra Books: $25 each
All proceeds, including a portion of each book sale, to Benefit Friends of Taconic State Park’s effort to protect the historic Copake Iron Works furnace. Work will begin in spring, made possible in part with event funds.
Visit us at http://www.friendsoftsp.org and on Facebook
Special thanks to Roeliff Jansen Historical Society, Parks and Trails New York, Fund for Columbia County, Price Chopper and Brad Peck Insurance for their generous support.
When & Where
Friends of Taconic State Park
Friends of Taconic State Park was established in 2008 when park supporters began meeting to discuss how they could help promote historical, educational and recreational activities within the park. In 2010 the Board of Directors, with the blessings of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, unanimously adopted a 20 year plan to preserve and stabilize the Copake Iron Works historic site. The 19th century site is considered by experts to be a unique and important example of 19th century industrial history, the preservation of which should be a top priority. The first phase of this ambitious plan was completed in November 2012 with the construction an open air roof structure over the Copake Iron Works furnace.
In January, Friends of Taconic State Park launched its Copake Iron Works Furnace Stabilization Campaign. The historic furnace is the centerpiece of the Copake Iron Works. Unmatched among similar historic sites for its intact state, it offers a rare and illuminating glimpse into 19th century ironmaking. The group expects to complete the stabilization effort, and its fundraising campaign, by year-end.