To kick-off the PHM’s Native American Heritage weekend, the Cornell Cooperative Extension Putnam County, along with the Putnam History Museum, will lead a history hike of Mount Nimham in Putnam County. Mount Nimham has a long history from its early days as home to the Wappinger people to the construction of the Nimham Fire Tower in 1940 by the CCC. Lead by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County, this hike will explore the ways that the mountain’s past has played a role in its environmental present. The Putnam History Museum will also touch on the Indigenous history of the area, including the namesake of the mountain, Sachem Daniel Nimham. Time: 10 am, 2.5 hours (round-trip) Difficulty: Moderate to difficult, due to uphill course for the first hour. Parking/directions: From Gipsy Trail Road, turn onto Mt. Nimham Ct. Continue to where the road is blocked by a gate, and park in the area to the left. Coordinates: 41.454302 N, 73.721460 W Cost: $12 Members, $15 Non-Members Please bring water and a snack.