Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley:
The Life & Ride of Sybil Ludington
With Author and Historian Vincent T. Dacquino
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:00 am
at the Putnam Valley Library ♦ 30 Oscawana Lake Rd. ♦ Putnam Valley, NY 10579
The Revolutionary War in the Hudson Valley inspired the rise of heroes and heroines alike. On a rainy night in 1777, sixteen-year old Sybil Ludington mounted her beloved horse and rode forty miles through enemy-infested Putnam County to warn her father’s regiment of impending British raids. Riding twice the distance of Paul Revere and under more dire circumstances, her heroic efforts helped position the Continental army in subsequent battles. A widow at a young age, Sybil became a successful businesswoman in a male-dominated profession and lived in the region for her remaining years. Join the Putnam Valley Historical Society’s guest, author Vincent T. Dacquino, as he charts the incredible life and legacy of Sybil Ludington.
Vincent T. Dacquino
Vincent T. Dacquino is the author of several books for children and adults. He has made numerous appearances at schools and historical sites based on his adult biography Sybil Ludington: The Call to Arms, published by Purple Mountain Press in 2000, and Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley: An Investigative Journey, published by The History Press in 2007. Dacquino has addressed teachers and historians at annual conferences at the local, county, state and national levels. He has presented at the BOCES Young Adult conferences for over thirty years and has conducted a writers’ workshop for the Mahopac Library for over twenty years. Dacquino was a teacher in Westchester County and retired in 2007 to dedicate more time to both his writing and his family. He resides with his wife, June, in Mahopac, New York.
Suggested donation to the Putnam Valley Historical Society: $5
This program will be held at the Putnam Valley Library ♦ 30 Oscawana Lake Rd. ♦ Putnam Valley, NY