A.J. Schenkman has been researching the family of Joseph Hasbrouck and Elsie Schoonmaker for some twenty years. During that time he has written two books and numerous articles on two of their more famous sons: Colonel Jonathan Hasbrouck, who built the home that later became Washington's Headquarters in Newburgh from 1782-1783, and Colonel Abraham Hasbrouck, well known for the family diary he kept for most of his life. Schenkman will discuss not only the diary, but his personal experiences working with primary documents and the difficulties in recreating Col. Jonathan Hasbrouck's life.
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A.J. Schenkman, Historic Huguenot Street’s Consulting Historian, teaches history in the Lower Hudson Valley. He is the author of numerous books and articles. His most recent books include Murder and Mayhem in Ulster County, Wicked Ulster County: Tales of Desperadoes, Gangs & More, and Washington's Headquarters Newburgh: Home to a Revolution. Schenkman has columns in both The New York History Blog, and is a history blogger for The Times Herald-Record. He is also a VIP for Teaching the Hudson Valley and has been featured in numerous publications, venues , radio, and television.