Our guest speaker, Myles Putman, will revisit a timely transportation topic with an illustrated presentation, using a number of case studies, from “projects in your neighborhood” a hundred years ago to the West Shore “corridor of conflict”. The talk will describe the physical and technological changes in road systems since the late 1880’s, also highlighting the research methods and tools with accompanying pitfalls and mistakes in the interpretation of the records and documents.
Putman is a self-admitted “road-geek,” who has been studying and investigating roads, particularly the early state highways of New York and the county road systems in Ulster County, for many years. Myles is a member of the Town of Saugerties Preservation Commission, a member of the Steering Committee of the Friends of Historic Saugerties, and serves as Vice-President of Ars Choralis. He also owns MLPC, a planning and zoning consulting firm.
Free to UCHS members.
Seating is limited please email or call to reserve your seat.