Friends of Historic Saugerties presents talk Dec. 3
WHAT: Talk, “The Life and Times of Benjamin Myer Brink”
WHEN: Dec. 3 from 2 to 4
WHERE: Community Room of the Saugerties Public Library, 91 Washington Ave., Saugerties
DETAILS: The group will host a talk by Audrey Klinkenberg, town of Saugerties historian. She will present a talk based on her transcriptions of the early volumes of 17 handwritten notebooks that contain the diary entries of Benjamin Myer Brink. Written between 1882 and 1914, these diaries illuminate Brink’s life as a Saugerties townsman, farmer and insurance agent and portray a personal and rare view of these times in general — and these times in Saugerties in particular. In addition to being the town historian, Klinkenberg is the deputy Ulster County historian, president of the Ulster County Genealogical Society and registrar of the Wiltwyck Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The talk is free and open to the public.
CONTACT: Call (845) 246-4635, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Friends of Historic Saugerties’ Facebook page for more information.