County Board of Legislators honors Philipsburg Manor cooper

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Thursday, 2/25/2010 12:00am

The Westchester County Board of Legislators recently honored Cortlandt Manor resident James Taylor for Black History Month. 

Some may know Mr. Taylor as a member of Historic Hudson Valley's African American Advisory Board. Others will recognize him from his work telling the story of slavery in the colonial Hudson Valley at Philipsburg Manor, where he demonstrates coopering (barrel making), as shown in the image above. 

A retired teacher and captain of the New York Guard, Mr. Taylor continues his devotion to teaching, now through the hands-on education offered at Philipsburg Manor. The County Board honored Mr. Taylor at its Feb. 1 meeting.

Congrats, Jim!  You deserve it.

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