Mekeel’s Independence Day Celebration

Mekeel’s Independence Day Celebration

July 4, 10 am – 11:30 am
321 New York 301, Cold Spring, NY 10516

Free, Pre-registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mekeels-independence-day-celebration-tickets-362521149517

In keeping with a long standing tradition Mekeel’s Corners Chapel will offer an Independence Day Celebration for the community on July 4th, 2022 at 10 am. The program includes musicians leading attendees in the singing of patriotic songs and hymns. There will also be a reading of select passages from our nation’s most important founding documents.

The historic Mekeel’s Corners Chapel, located at the intersection of Route 9 and Route 301 in Cold Spring, was built in 1867 and was originally called the Union Chapel. In the mid-nineteenth century this area of Putnam County was called Griffin’s Corners and the cross roads were known as the Post Road and Carmel Road. The hamlet was comprised of a small cluster of buildings including Griffin’s Hotel, a school and a blacksmith’s shop. By the 1870s the name of this small community had been changed to Mekeel’s Corners on Reed’s Putnam County map. The construction of the chapel began in September 1867 and it took three months to build. It was dedicated in January 1868. It is not clear when the chapel assumed the Mekeel’s Corners Chapel name but it was likely sometime in the 1870’s.