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The Greenburgh Public Library Local History Series: "Freedomland U.S.A.: The Definitive History"


Sep 18, 2019
07:00 PM until 09:00 PM


The Greenburgh Public Library Local History Series.

The author of the new book, Freedomland U.S.A.: The Definitive History, explores the short-lived but memorable American history theme park in The Bronx from the early 1960s. The site now is home to Co-op City and its shopping center.

Michael R. Virgintino's presentation includes films, photos and park memorabilia. He documents the entire story from conception to bankruptcy of one of the most innovative and beloved theme parks in America. Freedomland U.S.A. was celebrated as the “Disneyland of the East.” While it survived only five seasons (1960-1964), to this day the park generates fond memories among baby boomers.

“Freedomland U.S.A. is both New York City history and a significant portion of America’s theme park history,” said the author. “America never had seen anything like it and we certainly never will see it duplicated. It was conceived to tell the story, in an entertaining way, of America’s history. Today’s parks, with a few exceptions, are built solely for thrills.”

The author will sign books purchased in advance. The book is available on Amazon, Goodreads, eBay and other websites. A limited number of books will be available during the presentation.





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300 North Tarrytown Road
Elmsford, NY

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