Category: Red Hook Remembers…

historical accounts about the people and events that have made Red Hook unique for more than 200 years.

Lest We Forget: Egbert Benson

Egbert Benson

In the run up to Red Hook’s 2012 Bicentennial, it is fitting to recall Egbert Benson, for whom the Historical Society is named. As James Kent, Benson’s student, friend and colleague wrote of his mentor, “This great and good man lived to survive all his contemporaries, and seems to have died almost unknown and forgotten…