This last month, from April until now, a lot has changed in my life, in terms of finding my purpose and a professional outlet in which I am able to make myself legitimate. I am living and working in the East Fishkill Historical Society off Palen Road in theHouse Historic Site. However, I make my way to at least once a week to help the historical society there.
I was working heavily towards conducting research on the Alsdorf’s, awho lived in Newburgh from the 1830’s until the 1950’s, who taught the youth and prominent citizens how to be musical. Their yet-to-be renown music business started in 1850 and was moved to , across from Washington’s Headquarters, in 1915. Everyone went to Alsdorf Hall if they were to learn how to play an instrument or learn how to dance. I am currently working on making important documents concerning this research more readily accessible.
In East Fishkill, I am taking on another project. The Historical Society recently was donated a journal of a Black soldier who fought in World War I. He was a part of the Harlem Hellfighters. You can read more about this on the East Fishkill Historical Society’s blog.