Five Rivers Book

Want to learn more about the history of Five Rivers?

Purchase “Five Rivers: The History of a Special Place.”

Click on picture below for order form.

If you’ve ever wondered about the geology of Five Rivers, or the first inhabitants, or some of the old buildings and stonework you see there—wonder no more!

Friends of Five Rivers has published a history of the site. With ten chapters covering prehistoric times to the present, and 160+ fascinating photos and maps, Five Rivers: The History of a Special Place will ground you in a more informed understanding of this local treasure.

The book will also give you a deeper appreciation of how environmental consciousness in the United States evolved. Archaic people, Native Americans, Dutch traders, colonial farmers, railroad magnates, 19th Century New York politicians, and 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps workers all contributed to this evolving perception. Our environmental awareness today is a product of that evolution, and the work isn’t done. You can see your own place in environmental history through this informative book.

The published copies of the book are available for purchase at the Visitor Center counter, by mailing this order form, or at The Book House in Stuyvesant Plaza. For more information, contact the Friends at



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