Thursday, June 28, 2007

Tarrytown Old Reformed Church

This is the Tarrytown reformed Church. A historic landmark being it is one of the oldest churches in the area.
As I mentioned before, it is quite amazing to see all the Dutch heritage in this area from way back.
The cemetery behind the church has lots of history, including the story about Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. The characters in the legend are buried in this cemetery.

We actually met a historian (tour guide) who told us all about the history from this area . His name is William Lent. He is from Dutch decent from way back. (Makes me wonder if this is any connection to van Lenthe from way back)

This Church was actually used on a greeting card by Currier & Ives.

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