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The “Rosin” Fall of Turpentine in Nassau County
August 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Turpentine was a ubiquitous ingredient in American household products including paints, medicines, soaps, lamp oil, ink, lubricants, hair spray, and cosmetics, just to name a few. Pine trees would be tapped for sap and resin which was used in the production of making turpentine.
Join us to listen to John Hendricks, Director of the West Nassau Historical Society, who will explore the economic and social impact the turpentine industry had on the development of Nassau County. He will take you on a remarkable hundred-year-long journey from the first turpentine still founded in the late 1850s through its heyday at the turn of the 19th century to its waning years in the 1940s and 1950s.