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What is the Oblong?

November 7 @ 3:00 pm

Old map of disputed land on border of NY and CT

Presented by Town Historian Maureen Koehl, in-person at the Library.

What or where exactly is The Oblong? Get the facts and background on this disputed area of land delineated as 20 miles east of the Hudson River and extending from Long Island Sound to the Massachusetts border. It includes land traded between the New York and Connecticut colonies beginning in the 18th century and finalized in the 20th century. What was it like to be traded back and forth between colonies? What part of Lewisboro was included in the Disputed Lands? Which colony was the winner? This program will try to answer some of these questions  – and maybe elicit new ones.

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November 7
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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