Hurley Heritage Society

Hurley Heritage Society Museum open May through October Saturdays and Sundays 1:00PM - 4:00PM Admission free 52 Main Street Hurley, NY 12443

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06/25/2019

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Spacious Skies, Amber Waves of Grain, and Blue Mountains Majesty: The Lure of the Western Hudson Valley for Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and Winslow Homer

Lecture, sponsored by the Hurley Heritage Society,Thursday, June 27, at 7pm, at the Hurley Library, 48 Main St., Hurley. Free admission. Refreshments served. No reservations needed. For information: please call 845-336-5267

This lecture will place Winslow Homer’s time spent in the Hudson Valley in the context of other 19th-century painter colleagues such as Frederic Church and Thomas Cole and others, all of whom were equally inspired by the riches of the Hudson River Valley. Attendees will learn about the similarities as well as the differences in approach, subject matter, and inspiration for each artist’s evocative works of the region - many of which continue to inform our ideas of national identity and culture.



Valerie Balint is the Program Manager for Historic Artist’s Homes and Studios (HAHS), a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which is administered at Chesterwood (a founding member of HAHS). HAHS is a nation-wide consortium of 43-member sites, that were the home and working studios of American artists. Prior to heading HAHS in beginning in spring 2017, Ms. Balint served for seventeen years on the curatorial staff at Frederic Church’s Olana (also a HAHS site), most recently as Interim Director of Collections and Research. She was co-organizer and co-curator of Olana’s annual exhibitions and accompanying publications. She is a frequent lecturer and writer on preserved artists’ spaces, Frederic Church, the Hudson River School, and American social history of the mid-19th and early 20th century. She is co-author of Glories of the Hudson: Frederic Church’s Views from Olana (Cornell Press, 2009). Her previous work also includes curatorial positions at Chesterwood and the Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio (also a HAHS site). She served as the New York State Coordinator of “Save Outdoor Sculpture,” a program of the Smithsonian American Art Museum to document all public sculpture in the United States. Balint is a longtime advocate for recognizing and valuing the important place artists’ homes and public art hold within the greater context of cultural history in America. www.artistshomes.org





Valerie A. Balint I Program Manager I Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Daniel Chester French’s Chesterwood | 4 Williamsville Rd, PO Box 827, Stockbridge, MA 01262-0827
Phone: 413.298.3579 x2033 | Fax: 413.298.1065 | Email: [email protected]

www.chesterwood.org

Photo: Winslow Homer's Girl Reading on a Stone Porch

Spacious Skies, Amber Waves of Grain, and Blue Mountains Majesty:  The Lure of the Western Hudson Valley for Thomas Cole...
06/25/2019

Spacious Skies, Amber Waves of Grain, and Blue Mountains Majesty: The Lure of the Western Hudson Valley for Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and Winslow Homer

Lecture, sponsored by the Hurley Heritage Society,Thursday, June 27, at 7pm, at the Hurley Library, 48 Main St., Hurley. Free admission. Refreshments served. No reservations needed. For information: please call 845-336-5267

This lecture will place Winslow Homer’s time spent in the Hudson Valley in the context of other 19th-century painter colleagues such as Frederic Church and Thomas Cole and others, all of whom were equally inspired by the riches of the Hudson River Valley. Attendees will learn about the similarities as well as the differences in approach, subject matter, and inspiration for each artist’s evocative works of the region - many of which continue to inform our ideas of national identity and culture.



Valerie Balint is the Program Manager for Historic Artist’s Homes and Studios (HAHS), a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which is administered at Chesterwood (a founding member of HAHS). HAHS is a nation-wide consortium of 43-member sites, that were the home and working studios of American artists. Prior to heading HAHS in beginning in spring 2017, Ms. Balint served for seventeen years on the curatorial staff at Frederic Church’s Olana (also a HAHS site), most recently as Interim Director of Collections and Research. She was co-organizer and co-curator of Olana’s annual exhibitions and accompanying publications. She is a frequent lecturer and writer on preserved artists’ spaces, Frederic Church, the Hudson River School, and American social history of the mid-19th and early 20th century. She is co-author of Glories of the Hudson: Frederic Church’s Views from Olana (Cornell Press, 2009). Her previous work also includes curatorial positions at Chesterwood and the Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio (also a HAHS site). She served as the New York State Coordinator of “Save Outdoor Sculpture,” a program of the Smithsonian American Art Museum to document all public sculpture in the United States. Balint is a longtime advocate for recognizing and valuing the important place artists’ homes and public art hold within the greater context of cultural history in America. www.artistshomes.org





Valerie A. Balint I Program Manager I Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Daniel Chester French’s Chesterwood | 4 Williamsville Rd, PO Box 827, Stockbridge, MA 01262-0827
Phone: 413.298.3579 x2033 | Fax: 413.298.1065 | Email: [email protected]

www.chesterwood.org

Photo: Winslow Homer's Girl Reading on a Stone Porch

Local Author Michael Gold Talks About His Latest Novel and Will Sign Books on Sunday June 9th at 2pm at the Hurley Herit...
06/05/2019

Local Author Michael Gold Talks About His Latest Novel and Will Sign Books on Sunday June 9th at 2pm at the Hurley Heritage Museum
Mr. Gold’s latest novel, "Raining Delusions” is about growing up in a small town, Woodridge, NY in the 1930s and 40s populated by Jewish immigrants and their first generation children. The book is funny, irreverent and offers fascinating insights. Attendance is free and open to the public.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR, MICHAEL GOLD
Besides his newest book, the novel Raining Delusions, Michael Gold is the author of Earn That Vote, a grassroots political guide; Campaign Companion: The Essential Handbook For Winning Elections; Modern American Manners: Dining Etiquette for Hosts and Guests, co-authored with Fred Mayo, as well as contributing photographer for a children’s four book series, Where’s The Science Here?, authored by Vicki Cobb.
As a commercial photographer, he has worked on assignments for
The New York Times Magazine; Opera News; Fortune, Travel & Leisure; Esquire; National Lampoon; Reader’s Digest, and special sections for the newspapers of the Ulster Publishing Company- Woodstock Times, New Paltz Times and Saugerties Times. He is currently the official photographer for The Bop Island Jazz Festival in Woodstock, NY.
He has also produced a number of videos, including I was Born To Fish: Lee Wulff on The Beaverkill; Grief: How To Help Children Feel, Deal and Heal; How To Tape and Interview Your relatives; with Co- producer Dorothy Shapiro, Team BMW; for BMW North America, andTaking The High Road; a two tape biography of the late Lawrence H. Cooke, Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, also co-produced with Dorothy Shapiro.
Michael was one of one hundred two writers, worldwide, invited to Yale’s very first Writer’s Conference in 2013. He was one of twelve in the historical Fiction group.
As a photographer/artist, he has had twenty-one one-man exhibits in New York City, Philadelphia, Boulder and various locations in the Hudson Valley and The Catskills of New York State. He has also been included in group shows in The Catskills, and at MIT, in an exhibit entitled The Metropolitan Middle Class. He will also have an upcoming November opening on American Flags, Unexpectedly in the Gardiner Public Library.

Saturday, July 13th, 2019 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, rain or shine (Houses close promptly at 4 pm)Each year on the second Satu...
05/28/2019

Saturday, July 13th, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm, rain or shine
(Houses close promptly at 4 pm)

Each year on the second Saturday in July, some of America’s oldest stone houses —all private homes— are opened to the public. This year, several of the 230–330-year-old homes in the old Dutch village, settled 358 years ago, will be open for your enjoyment. The time you spend in each house is at your discretion.
Other attractions include:
• a 1777 Ulster Militia Encampment,
• guides in colonial attire,
• crafts and demonstrations, and
• a Town Library Fair, with collectibles and books sales.

Other support services include free parking (this includes tour buses) and a cafeteria.
http://stonehouseday.org

Hurley Heritage Society
05/10/2019

Hurley Heritage Society

Hurley Heritage Society ANNUAL PLANT SALE! Saturday May 18th.
From 9am to 2pm at the Hurley Museum, located on 52 Main Street in Hurley.

Pre-order plants from the same reliable source of beautiful, healthy plants as in prior years, Sauderskill Farm.
You can pre-order flat's of annuals which come in a variety of plants including Argeratum, Begonias, Celosias, Cleome, Cosmos, Dianthus mix, Impatiens, Marigolds, Salvia, Verbena, Zinnias and more!
Pre-order pick-ups are 4pm - 5pm on May 19th.

For pre-orders, visit: https://www.hurleyheritagesociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2019-plant-sale-order-form.pdf

Purchases help fund the Hurley Heritage Society. — at Hurley Heritage Society.

Hurley Heritage Society ANNUAL PLANT SALE! Saturday May 18th.From 9am to 2pm at the Hurley Museum, located on 52 Main St...
05/10/2019

Hurley Heritage Society ANNUAL PLANT SALE! Saturday May 18th.
From 9am to 2pm at the Hurley Museum, located on 52 Main Street in Hurley.

Pre-order plants from the same reliable source of beautiful, healthy plants as in prior years, Sauderskill Farm.
You can pre-order flat's of annuals which come in a variety of plants including Argeratum, Begonias, Celosias, Cleome, Cosmos, Dianthus mix, Impatiens, Marigolds, Salvia, Verbena, Zinnias and more!
Pre-order pick-ups are 4pm - 5pm on May 19th.

For pre-orders, visit: https://www.hurleyheritagesociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2019-plant-sale-order-form.pdf

Purchases help fund the Hurley Heritage Society. — at Hurley Heritage Society.

Hurley Heritage Society's cover photo
05/05/2019

Hurley Heritage Society's cover photo

Opening Day at the Hurley Heritage Society MuseumSunday, May 5New exhibit: Winslow Homer's Hurley--An Artist's View 1PM-...
05/04/2019

Opening Day at the Hurley Heritage Society Museum
Sunday, May 5
New exhibit: Winslow Homer's Hurley--An Artist's View
1PM-4PM
52 Main Street, Hurley
Free Admission & Refreshment
Exhibit details:

When visiting the new Hurley Library on Main Street, patrons are greeted by a colorful mural of children playing in front of a one-room school house. This is the 1872 masterwork Snap the Whip (Metropolitan Museum of Art) by Winslow Homer which is extolled as “America’s Mona Lisa.” It is an oft-told story around town that the setting for this picture is the field east of where Eagle's Nest Road drops down to meet Hurley Mountain Road. In his 2017 book Winslow Homer From Poetry to Fiction – the Engraved Works, author and art historian Reilly Rhodes confirms this story with a convincing array of period and modern photographs and supporting documents.

But Rhodes' research on Hurley did not stop with one famous image by this well-loved American artist. He tied many other Homer works from the early 1870s to the landscape, people, and culture of Hurley. Homer drew inspiration from the rural countryside we can still see and enjoy today. His subjects – the one-room schoolhouse, domestic scenes, and farm activities – depict the daily activities of ordinary people. His uplifting and nostalgic view of a Hudson Valley village represent hope for a reborn nation after the turmoil of the Civil War. It is truly remarkable how many of Homer's images Mr. Rhodes has been able to trace back to Hurley.

The new exhibit in the Hurley Museum this season features a collection of Hurley-connected Homer images in the form of vivid color reproductions of paintings and several original 19th century wood engravings. Much of Homer's work prior to 1875 was for the pictorial press where his drawings and paintings were published as wood engravings in the large-format magazines of the time, such as Harper's Bazaar. Some of the works are familiar scenes. Some are in private collections and have rarely been viewed in public. All are evocative of the Hurley we know and love. The exhibit includes vintage and modern photographs of the locations depicted in some of the artworks along with an 1875 map of Hurley to show the layout of the village and countryside in Homer's time. The period objects displayed along with the art bring to life many elements that appear in Homer's work. We invite one and all to visit the museum this season. You will come away with a new appreciation for just how much Hurley inspired one of the greatest American painters of the 19th century.

Opening Day for the exhibit is Sunday, May 5, with curators present to answer questions. Light refreshments served. Admission free. After May 5, the exhibit is open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 PM through October.

By Gail Whistance , curator

Hurley Heritage Society
05/01/2019

Hurley Heritage Society

DuMond House built in 1745 located on Main Street of Old Hurley.
Often called the Old Guard House, it was used in 1777 to imprison the spy, Lt. Daniel Taylor, who was hanged from a sweet apple tree across the road.

The Hurley Heritage Museum opens for the season Sunday May 5th from 1pm to 4pm. Come discover more more about the Old Guard House, and other houses, people and times from Hurley's 357 year history!
For more info about the museum and Hurley history:
https://www.hurleyheritagesociety.org

(photo by Raleigh Green)

DuMond House built in 1745 located on Main Street of Old Hurley.Often called the Old Guard House, it was used in 1777 to...
04/30/2019

DuMond House built in 1745 located on Main Street of Old Hurley.
Often called the Old Guard House, it was used in 1777 to imprison the spy, Lt. Daniel Taylor, who was hanged from a sweet apple tree across the road.

The Hurley Heritage Museum opens for the season Sunday May 5th from 1pm to 4pm. Come discover more more about the Old Guard House, and other houses, people and times from Hurley's 357 year history!
For more info about the museum and Hurley history:
https://www.hurleyheritagesociety.org

(photo by Raleigh Green)

Hurley Heritage Museum opens for the season May 5. Free and open to the public. New art exhibit on Winslow Homer, openin...
04/27/2019

Hurley Heritage Museum opens for the season May 5. Free and open to the public. New art exhibit on Winslow Homer, opening reception Sunday May 5 from 1-4!

Hurley Heritage Society
04/19/2019

Hurley Heritage Society

Hurley Heritage Society Lecture
Thursday, April 25, at 7pm
Hurley Reformed Church Hall, 11 Main St., Hurley
Old Time Radio : A History of AM Broadcasting

Presented by Bruce Whistance
With special guests “Cousin Brucie” and Jodie Morrow

A presentation on the history of AM broadcast band radio in the United States and the nearly forgotten hobby of listening to distant broadcast band radio stations. During the early days of commercial radio stations this was a pervasive popular pastime. This talk explores the relationship of the American people to the then new phenomenon of radio. It traces the development of radio technology and the trends in broadcast band listening. This talk is intended for all levels of technical understanding. Concepts of radio technology are explained in simple terms that require no technical background. Vintage radios and related items will be on display and and demonstrations will be included. At the conclusion, “Cousin Brucie” will answer questions and share his views on the future of AM radio.

Bruce Whistance is a life -long radio enthusiast and collector of antique radios. He is a former radio technician, and developer of numerically intensive computing equipment and engineering design systems. Bruce earned a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from Union College. Although he is an amateur radio operator and volunteer examiner this talk will focus entirely on AM commercial broadcast band history, not amateur radio.

Special guest Bruce Morrow is well known for his career in radio broadcasting. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in1988, and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame radio division in 2001.
Old Time Radio : A History of AM Broadcasting

Hurley Heritage Society LectureThursday, April 25, at 7pmHurley Reformed Church Hall, 11 Main St., HurleyOld Time Radio ...
04/18/2019

Hurley Heritage Society Lecture
Thursday, April 25, at 7pm
Hurley Reformed Church Hall, 11 Main St., Hurley
Old Time Radio : A History of AM Broadcasting

Presented by Bruce Whistance
With special guests “Cousin Brucie” and Jodie Morrow

A presentation on the history of AM broadcast band radio in the United States and the nearly forgotten hobby of listening to distant broadcast band radio stations. During the early days of commercial radio stations this was a pervasive popular pastime. This talk explores the relationship of the American people to the then new phenomenon of radio. It traces the development of radio technology and the trends in broadcast band listening. This talk is intended for all levels of technical understanding. Concepts of radio technology are explained in simple terms that require no technical background. Vintage radios and related items will be on display and and demonstrations will be included. At the conclusion, “Cousin Brucie” will answer questions and share his views on the future of AM radio.

Bruce Whistance is a life -long radio enthusiast and collector of antique radios. He is a former radio technician, and developer of numerically intensive computing equipment and engineering design systems. Bruce earned a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from Union College. Although he is an amateur radio operator and volunteer examiner this talk will focus entirely on AM commercial broadcast band history, not amateur radio.

Special guest Bruce Morrow is well known for his career in radio broadcasting. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in1988, and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame radio division in 2001.
Old Time Radio : A History of AM Broadcasting

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