A swath of land in Cold Spring that was a player in the Civil War as well as a Superfund site will enter its newest chapter Saturday (Oct. 19) as an outdoor museum.
Scenic Hudson, along with several partners, will host a ribbon cutting for a new $3.6-million park at the organization’s West Point Foundry Preserve. The park is reopening after 15 months of construction, which included adding interpretative features explaining the land’s role in the Civil War and its “ecological renewal,” according to Scenic Hudson.
The foundry, which President Lincoln toured, produced cannons that are credited with helping the North win the Civil War. The foundry’s brick ruins have been stabilized and a trail connects it with the nearby Cold Spring train station.
Saturday will also mark the debut of a new Web-based audiovisual tour of the foundry, which will be accessible on any Web-enabled mobile device.
Festivities start at 11 a.m. Check out the link above for more information.