Republican Trustee candidates Jim Steinberg and Joe Gonzalez forsee elected officials, residents and local historians working together to keep the light of memories past burning bright. Hence a recent announcement that if elected they would lend their support to establishing a “Museum in the Streets” (a trade-marked historical walking tour) for the Village.
The “Museum in the Streets” program has been highly successful in neighboring communities such as Hastings-on-Hudson, where Trustee Jim Steinberg maintains his law practice. “The program is simple,” Steinberg stated, “Throughout the village important landmarks and points of interest would be marked with impressively designed signage that explains the history of the site.”
“It would be truly wonderful for all residents, including our children, to learn more about Croton’s history through a walking tour.” said Trustee candidate Joe Gonzalez. “This is a program that can be a joint effort between the village board and The Croton Historical Society.” he continued.
“In speaking with village historian Joyce Finnerty, I was excited to learn from her that she too, along with The Croton Historical Society, has an interest in this project. Working with them, we could make this project a success.” Steinberg stated.
In funding the project, Trustee candidate Joe Gonzalez said, “The village board would work with The Croton Historical Society to solicit private donations to help pay for ‘The Museum in the Streets’ project which is the brain child of Patrick Cardell from Cushing, Maine.”
“In a village such as Croton, we are not at any loss for wonderful sites and points of interest that are worthy of special designations” stated Steinberg. “From the Alexander Hamilton house, to the stop light in the center of the upper village which was originally a well, to the Grand Street Firehouse, Croton has many interesting spots which could make for a wonderful walking tour through the village.”
Jim Steinberg and Joe Gonzalez have both stated that among the many other quality of life initiatives they would implement if elected, this project is towards the top of the list and they vow to make Croton’s “Museum in the Streets” a reality.