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Sept. 21, 2021 Life’s A Beach!

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 @ 6:30 pm

Sunset sailing off the beaches of Staten Island, postcard, 1923.


Speaker: Patricia M. Salmon, a Curator of History retired from the Staten Island Museum. and Historian of the Friends of Olmsted-Beil House. Ms. Salmon is an Adjunct Professor at the College of Staten Island and a guest lecturer at Wagner College.

We’ll look at the historic uses of the Olmsted farm beach. Interesting information on this shoreline by house occupants Frederick Law Olmsted, Dr. Samuel Akerly, and Erastus Wiman and the Woods of Arden Inn will be featured. We’ll also take a look at the lively parallel history of Midland and South Beaches during the late 1800s.

Pre-registration is required: Pre-register by texting or calling 917-608-6437 or by emailing

Cost: $8. Exact change is requested.

Program will be held outdoors by a campfire. In the event of rain, we will move indoors.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021
6:30 pm
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Kaasmann House
4485 Hylan Boulevard
Eltingville, Staten Island, NY 10312 United States