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Farming on Staten Island: from Dr. Akerly to Frederick Law Olmsted
November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details: Farming on Staten Island: from Dr. Akerly to Frederick Law Olmsted with Patricia Salmon. Farming has long been a part of Staten Island’s history from the time of the Lenape through the currently active Decker, Gericke and Snug Harbor Farms. Join us to learn about the fascinating history of Olmsted-Beil House and its long connection to farming and agriculture that continue on SI to this day. (Fresh produce from local farms to be offered as light refreshments following the lecture.) Event hosted by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House.
About Patricia Salmon: Patricia M. Salmon retired as Curator of History at the Staten Island Museum in 2012. A Staten Island resident for almost fifty years, she was a Naturalist/Historian at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve in that borough for eight years. Ms. Salmon has authored the books Realms of History: The Cemeteries of Staten Island, The Staten Island Ferry: A History, Murder & Mayhem on Staten Island and Staten Island Slayings: Murderers and Mysteries of the Forgotten Borough. A board member of the Tottenville Historical Society, she is a consultant to the Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries of Staten Island and an adjunct professor at Wagner College in Staten Island.