To Quench the Thirst at The Museum of the City of New York

From September 2, 2017 to December 31, 2017, the exhibit "To Quench the Thirst of New Yorkers: The Croton Aqueduct at 175" will be on view at the Museum of the City of New York. This exhibit traces the history of the Croton Aqueduct from the 1800s to present day, presenting historic drawings, paintings and letters from the museum's collection alongside a newly commissioned set of ten photographs taken by Nathan Kensinger. These photographs explore the present day condition of the aqueduct, tracing its route from the Croton Reservoir to Manhattan, and are presented alongside original 1800s drawings of the aqueduct by engineer Fayette Tower. These photographs present modern views of the aqueduct from towns all along the Hudson, including Ossining, Irvington and Hastings on Hudson, and include a glimpse of the interior of the original brick lined structure, now nearly empty of water.