Drowned Lands Historical Society to host forum on Feb. 24 about farm life during the American Revolution

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— The Drowned Lands Historical Society will host a community forum on farm life during the American Revolution in the Town of Warwick.

A panel will discuss a 1779 lease of Black Walnut Island in the drowned lands. Members of the panel will include:

• Dr. Richard Hull, Town of Warwick historian;

• William Grohoski, Black Dirt historian; and

• James Baird, former dairy farmer and author.

The forum will be held Sunday, Feb. 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the community room of the Pine Island Firehouse on County Route 1 in Pine Island.

The public is invited to attend. Reservations are not required.

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