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Who is Revolutionary War patriot and pioneer Lt. Lemuel Snow?


Join local historian Kirk Moldoff as he weaves the epic tale of Lt. Lemuel Snow’s love of country and family during the Revolutionary War.  Like most of the Massachusetts Line, Lt. Lemuel Snow spent most of his time in the Hudson River Valley while serving for eight years in the Revolutionary War. From Peekskill to Saratoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth, and Providence he endured the hardships that every soldier faced. Lt. Snow fought as a patriot in several major battles and served under General George Washington at Valley Forge the entire winter of 1778. He witnessed the execution of Major John Andre, who secretly negotiated with Benedict Arnold to surrender West Point to the British. Lt. Snow was at Verplanck’s Point with his regiment to greet Rochambeau and witnessed the evacuation of the British out of  New York City at the war’s end. After the war, he returned to Barnstable, Massachusetts before taking his family West to settle in what would become Indiana. 

The program will take place in-person on Wednesday, December 13th, 7 pm, at the Putnam History Museum at 63 Chestnut Street in Cold Spring, as well as live-streamed on Zoom. The event is free to members of the Putnam Historical Society. For those who are not-yet-members, there is a $10 registration fee. To register, purchase tickets and get the Zoom link, click here.

Kirk Moldoff is a medical illustrator and animator with a passion for industrial archaeology, local history, and cast iron stoves. Kirk has been researching local history for over three decades and has lectured extensively on the rich history of this area. He has hosted history talks at the Field Library entitled Lost Annsville, and has written articles for the Peekskill Herald such as  Treasure on the Hudson and Captain Kidd’s Humbug and Hiding in Plain Sight: Emma Beach and the Art of Camouflage.

For more information on the 250th Anniversary of the Revolutionary War visit the Revolutionary Westchester 250 website or Facebook page.

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About the Contributor
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]