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19th Century Weather Station Program
Saturday, August 19, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us at Martin Van Buren NHS to view a historical weather station display and program hosted by the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology.
The weather station display will feature antique and replica weather instruments. Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology staff will demonstrate the equipment and explain how they work. Visitors will be able to learn about and interact with early weather instruments, try their hand at being meteorologists, and reading weather conditions on instruments. Come learn more about their history and use.
A daily almanac derived from meteorological and seasonal observations made by 19th century observers in Kinderhook and nearby towns will be available for perusing, as well as historical weather maps. The staff will talk about how historical weather observations provide a window into how weather and climate has changed since Martin Van Buren’s time, and some of the local effects those changes are having today.
For more information, call Martin Van Buren National Historic Site at 518-758-9689 or check our website at www.nps.gov/mava.