This page is a work in progress.  Please check back soon…See below for useful websites, books of local interest, and more.


Books of Local Interest (in no particular order, but Adventures Around Putnam is my personal favorite!):

  • Town of Kent New York:  An Illustrated History by George Carroll Whipple III and Reginald White.
  • Those Who Served, Those Who Waited:  WWII Experiences as told by the Veterans and Civilians of Brewster/Southeast, NY.  Complied by Dolores Beal Stephens.
  • History of Putnam County, New York by William S. Pelletreau.
  • An Object of Great Importance:  The Hudson River During the American War for Independence by Christopher DiPasquale.
  • Lewisboro Ghosts:  Strange Tales and Scary Sightings by Maureen Koehl.
  • Fanny Crosby:  Poet and Hymn Writer by Shirley B Porter.
  • The Town of Southeast 1788-1988.  Edited by Suzanne F. Truran.
  • Adventures Around Putnam Volume I by Steven Mattson.
  • The History of Putnam County, NY; with an enumeration of its towns, villages, rivers, creeks, lakes, ponds, mountains, hills, and geological features; local traditions; and short biographical sketches of early settlers, etc. by William J Blake.  Origially published 1849.
  • Southeast Through my Hundred Years:  The Memoirs of Theodosia Smith Swanson.  Published in 1973.
  • Gravestones of Revolutionary War Patriots in Putnam County, NY by Enoch Crosby Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
  • The Book of Daniel Drew by Bouck White.
  • Old Southeast Church Cemetery:  A History & A Handbook published by Landmarks Preservation Committee in 1976.
  • Brewster From Bridge to BridgeReprinted by the Town of Southeast Historic Sites Commission, 2012.
  • Images of America: Mahopac by Eugene J. Boesch, Gregory J. Amato & Barbara Lucinda Bosch. Published by Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, 2012.
  • They All Rest Together: Burial Sites of the Early Settlers of Southern Dutchess and Putnam Counties by Reverend Floyd Fisher.  1972.  (This book is available at the Putnam County Historian’s office.)
  • Stone Chambers of Putnam County, New York State (Plus Other Fascinating Stone Structures Worthy of Preservation) by Martin Brech.  Rough draft, 2002.  (This book is available at the Putnam County Historian’s office.)