Richard Sears Walling presents “The Lost Mondore Village of Prattsville”
February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Lost Mondore Village of Prattsville program details the forgotten community of African American families who once lived in this small village nestled in the Western Catskills. Descending from enslaved parentage, the family intermingled with local folks, creating a locally unique social dynamic. One of the descendants served as a Union soldier and was present in Texas on June 19th, 1865.
Richard Sears Walling, son of two World War II officers, is a graduate of Rutgers University. He has dedicated his life to history, historic preservation and humanitarian causes. His primary work is in African American and Native American history and genealogy. He is the author of numerous books, including “My Year in France”, about a Harlem Hell Fighter, and “Edward & Eleanor and the Wages of Sin”, about the infamous 1922 double homicide of a minister and his lover in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
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