GOSHEN — In 1940, when Goshen had 6,000 residents, there were 13 grocery stores to keep them fed. Today, with a population of about 15,000, besides one small Italian specialty shop, not one actual grocery store can be found in the village. What happened? They disappeared along with half a dozen drug stores.

The Historical Committee of the Friends of the Goshen Public Library will host “Old Goshen Businesses”, a presentation by Goshen Village Historian Ed Connor at 10 a.m., Sept. 14, in the Community Room of the library, 366 Main St., Goshen.

Connor will give an in-depth look at what caused the exodus of these businesses. Light refreshments will be available. Admission is free, but a good faith offering is encouraged.

For more information find Friends of the Goshen Public Library and Historical Society on Facebook or by visiting goshenpubliclibrary.org or call 774-5463.