Stuyvesant celebrates 200 years this week
The Columbia Paper reports that on April 23 the town of Stuyvesant turns 200 years old. On April 21, 1823 New York State legislation went into effect carving Stuyvesant out of part of the Town of Kinderhook. The town, and villages of Stuyvesant Landing and Stuyvesant Falls, were named after the former governor of New Netherlands, Peter Stuyvesant. In two hundred years, the story says, Stuyvesant has had brick making, a stove foundry, ice harvesting, a variety of mills, railroads, hotels, a bicycle emporium, and an island amusement park. The town is celebrating its birthday from 1 to 3 p.m. on April 22 at the Town Hall with birthday cake, a video history, and many artifacts on display. There are other events celebrating Stuyvesant's Bicentennial in July, September, and December. Read more about this story in the Columbia Paper.