Charles Yaple, Richford native and Professor Emeritus at SUNY Cortland, will do a presentation on the history of Richford from 1783-1865. The audience interactive presentation will be based on Yaple’s critically acclaimed (Journal of the American Revolution) book, Jacob’s Land: Revolutionary War Soldiers, Schemers, Scoundrels and the Settling of New York’s Frontier and on Jerald Marsh’s forthcoming book, So Noble a Cause: They Died that the Union Could Survive. Marsh (1941-2017) was also a Richford native.
The presentation will take place on Saturday, August 14th from 3-4 pm in the Richford Historical Society Graded Schoolhouse as part of the 200th Anniversary of the Richford Congregational Church and Celebration of the Town of Richford.
Dr. Yaple is also the author of Foxey Brown: A Story of an Adirondack Outlaw, Hermit, and Guide as He Might Have Told It and is currently completing a new book on the history of Richford.