Friends of the Senate House

Friends of the Senate House Open April 15 through October 31 Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m and Sunday 1-5 p.m. November 1 through April 15 by appointment
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We remember those who suffered injury in the line of duty to our country.
08/07/2019

We remember those who suffered injury in the line of duty to our country.

Happy Independence Day! We hope you have a safe and enjoyable celebration today.
07/04/2019

Happy Independence Day! We hope you have a safe and enjoyable celebration today.

06/14/2019
THANK YOU....to all who ran, volunteered, sponsored, and supported our 2nd Annual Stockade Color Run! It was a beautiful...
06/09/2019

THANK YOU....to all who ran, volunteered, sponsored, and supported our 2nd Annual Stockade Color Run! It was a beautiful day to run and support the Senate House State Historic Site!
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#senatehouse #historicsite #stockadecolorrun2019 #5k #ulstercounty #uptownkingston

#neverforget
05/27/2019

#neverforget

Its beginning to look a lot like Films with Friends at the Senate House! Come out to watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer...
05/24/2019

Its beginning to look a lot like Films with Friends at the Senate House! Come out to watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone!! It's a FREE movie for all. We will have hot dogs, popcorn, and water available. Event starts at 6, movie begins at dusk.

It's a beautiful day to begin your Memorial Day weekend!! Spend this evening on the lawn of the Senate House on Fair Str...
05/24/2019

It's a beautiful day to begin your Memorial Day weekend!! Spend this evening on the lawn of the Senate House on Fair Street in Kingston. We will be showing "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" for FREE. We will have hot dogs, popcorn, and water available as well. Event begins at 6PM and the movie starts at dusk.
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#senatehouse
#historicsite
#ulstercounty
#kingstonny
#harrypotter
#freemovie

THANK YOU Rough Draft Bar and Books for allowing us to do Harry Potter trivia last night!  22 teams  participated and a ...
05/24/2019

THANK YOU Rough Draft Bar and Books for allowing us to do Harry Potter trivia last night! 22 teams participated and a great time was had by all! .
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#senatehouse
#roughdraftbarandbooks
#harrypotter
#trivia
#mischiefmanaged

It's a Harry Potter Weekend.....FOSH style!!TONIGHT -- Harry Potter Trivia at Rough Draft @7PMTOMORROW -- Films with Fri...
05/23/2019

It's a Harry Potter Weekend.....FOSH style!!

TONIGHT -- Harry Potter Trivia at Rough Draft @7PM

TOMORROW -- Films with Friends, featuring "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". The movie is free and there will be food and drinks available. Event begins at 6PM on the lawn of the Senate House on Fair Street and the movie begins at dusk.

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#senatehouse
#historicsite
#roughdraft
#harrypotter
#trivia

05/15/2019
Shamrock Run

Thank you for the shout out, Shamrock Run!!!☘☘❤

Hi all! We'd like to take a minute to let you all know about the 2019 Stockade Color Run. A fast flat 5k with three color stops and lots of prizes!

Presented by Friends of the Senate House, it's sure to be a great time!

Check out the link below to register!

Senate House is a part of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, right here in Kingston!

05/12/2019
Thank you @kingstonhappenings for letting everyone know about our event at the Senate House this weekend! Come out this ...
05/09/2019

Thank you @kingstonhappenings for letting everyone know about our event at the Senate House this weekend! Come out this Saturday as the Site offers sheep-shearing demonstrations and much more!!
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#senatehouse
#senatehousemuseum
#nysparks
#palisadesparkconservancy
#uptown
#ulstercounty
#kingstonny

Happy New Year! May 2019 be filled with happiness and blessings!
01/01/2019

Happy New Year! May 2019 be filled with happiness and blessings!

12/12/2018

THANK YOU to the following not-for-profits who "adopted" a tree inside the Loughran House for last Friday's events! These organizations are treasures!

*Always There
*Kingston Elks Lodge #550
*Kingston Kiwanis Club
*Kingston Professional Fire Fighters' Association
*People's Place
*Rotary Club of Kingston
*RUPCO
*Volunteer Fireman Museum

We would like to thank all those who helped make Friday's Festival of Lights at the Senate House such a wonderful event!...
12/12/2018

We would like to thank all those who helped make Friday's Festival of Lights at the Senate House such a wonderful event!! We hoped you all enjoyed the site in all its Holiday splendor!!

We look forward to welcoming you all to tonight's festivities, starting at 6pm!*  View trees decorated by 8 different no...
12/07/2018

We look forward to welcoming you all to tonight's festivities, starting at 6pm!
* View trees decorated by 8 different non-profit
organizations in the Loughran House.
* Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides.
* Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus!
* Sample hot apple cider, popcorn, and roasted chestnuts
* Come in from the cold under our heated tent.
* See the Festival of Lights!!
* Watch the 1st ulster Milita in action.
ALL of these things are FREE of charge to all who come!!

#neverforget
12/07/2018

#neverforget

12/06/2018

More photos from tonight’s reception

The Loughran House is beautiful this evening!
12/06/2018

The Loughran House is beautiful this evening!

Friends of the Senate House congratulate our own Carl Harris for receiving a Distinguished Service Award from the New Yo...
11/27/2018

Friends of the Senate House congratulate our own Carl Harris for receiving a Distinguished Service Award from the New York State Parks and Historic Sites. It is one of the highest honors given to a state employee and this recognizes Carl's 30+ years of service to the Senate House. You are a treasure, Carl, and we appreciate and are so proud of you!

We are grateful to all those who visit and support the Senate House! We are also extremely thankful to the wonderful sta...
11/22/2018

We are grateful to all those who visit and support the Senate House! We are also extremely thankful to the wonderful staff who make it all happen! Enjoy this day with your families.

#worldkindnessday
11/13/2018

#worldkindnessday

We thank all Veterans -- past, present, and future for their dedicated service to our country!
11/11/2018

We thank all Veterans -- past, present, and future for their dedicated service to our country!

It's one of the most important rights AND  responsibilities we have as citizens. Get out there and vote!!
11/06/2018

It's one of the most important rights AND responsibilities we have as citizens. Get out there and vote!!

Congratulations County Clerk Nina Postupack and Commissioner of Jurors, Paul O'Neill! Thank you for sharing this incredi...
10/24/2018

Congratulations County Clerk Nina Postupack and Commissioner of Jurors, Paul O'Neill! Thank you for sharing this incredible milestone with all of Kingston!

On behalf of Ulster County, Commissioner of Jurors Paul O’Neill and County Clerk Nina Postupack are proud to announce the Bicentennial Celebration of the Ulster County Courthouse on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, with events and exhibits throughout the day.

Since 1683, the Ulster County Courthouse has served as the beacon of our community. From the first settlers to the present day, in war and in peace, the Ulster County Courthouse has stood as the rallying point for the momentous events, and memorable figures, that transformed our community, our State and our Nation. Through its halls have strode Founding Fathers and Freedom Fighters, Presidential candidates and U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and countless leaders of industry, military and government.

It was here that the Constitutional Convention met in March of 1777, and from their toil arose the great State of New York. The Constitution they approved on April 20, 1777, written by Founding Father John Jay, laid the groundwork for the United States Constitution to follow in Philadelphia. And following its passage, our founding document was read in public for the first time on the Courthouse steps.

It was also within this Courthouse that a former slave named Isabella sued for and won the freedom of her son, and from here set off on a lifetime quest for freedom and equality for all. Today we know Isabella as famed activist and abolitionist, Sojourner Truth.

A true reflection of the people it serves, the Ulster County Courthouse and its achievements hold a unique place in the history of Ulster County.

So we hope that you can join us on Thursday, November 15th as we celebrate the Bicentennial of “Old ‘1818’” and rediscover the people and events that have made her one of our nation’s singular places.

Events for the Celebration include:

• The relocation of the New York State Court of Appeals, New York’s highest tribunal, from its home in Albany to the Ulster County Courthouse. Arguments will be heard before the Justices of the Court, convened here in Kingston for the first and only time, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

• The public display by the NYS Archives of the original New York State Constitution written by Founding Father and first United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay and approved by the NYS Constitutional Convention in Kingston on April 20, 1777.

Also on display will be some of Ulster County’s most treasured historic documents and artifacts, including:

• The 1658 Stockade Agreement between Kingston’s original settlers and Director-General Peter Stuyvesant. It was this Agreement that created Kingston’s Stockade District, still intact today.

• The Minutes of the Opening of the Dutch Court in Wiltwyck (now Kingston), July 12, 1661.

• The 1664 Nicolls Treaty between Governor Richard Nicolls and the Esopus Natives ending the Second Esopus War. This Treaty was continually renewed by the parties thereafter as a demonstration of peace until 1745.

• The 1664 Wampum Belt given by the Esopus Sachems to Gov. Nicholls as a token of this peace following the end of the Second Esopus War.

• The 1734 Proportion List setting forth the Tax Liability for each Town and Manor for the Construction of a Courthouse and Jail.

• The Sojourner Truth Bond issued by the Ulster County Court, 1828.

These original documents, many displayed here for the first time, will be available for viewing throughout the day.

Additional events include presentations by Sojourner Truth historic re-enactor Grace Angela Henry as well as a presentation on the history of the Courthouse and the transformational events and figures that changed a nation.

A reception will follow and all are welcome.
Please join us as we celebrate the Bicentennial of the Ulster County Courthouse, “Old ‘1818’”.

For more information, please contact Ulster County Commissioner of Jurors Paul O’Neill at (845) 481-9385 or [email protected], or Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack at (845) 340-3040 or [email protected].

If you've visited the site recently -- you'll notice new blue stone slabs on the sidewalk.  Staff themselves painstaking...
09/24/2018

If you've visited the site recently -- you'll notice new blue stone slabs on the sidewalk. Staff themselves painstakingly installed the slabs so your access to the site is smooth and easy-going! Pictured here are Becca Howe and Deana Preston. 📸: Tania Barricklo/Daily Freeman

The Friends of Senate House would like to thank Steve and Dawn Ellsworth from Prosound Entertainment for providing the s...
09/15/2018

The Friends of Senate House would like to thank Steve and Dawn Ellsworth from Prosound Entertainment for providing the screen, projector, and speakers for last night's movie (plus the awesome tunes before the movie started!) Thanks also to the wonderful staff of the Senate House for all they do for our community! A great time was had by all!!

09/15/2018

The screen is up! We're ready for everyone to come to the Senate House at 6:30

Photos from Friends of the Senate House's post
09/15/2018

Photos from Friends of the Senate House's post

We'd like to thank Steve Ellsworth and Prosound Entertainment for providing the inflatable screen, speakers, and project...
09/12/2018

We'd like to thank Steve Ellsworth and Prosound Entertainment for providing the inflatable screen, speakers, and projector for Friday's "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2!" This incredible donation allows us to bring this movie to you all FREE of charge. See you Friday!

It's looking like a cloudy, but dry day for "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" 6:30 Friday night at the Senate House!    ...
09/12/2018

It's looking like a cloudy, but dry day for "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" 6:30 Friday night at the Senate House! Come out and watch this FREE movie with your family and friends to see Star Lord and his crew battle for good! Hot dogs, popcorn, and drinks available also!

09/11/2018
Palisades Parks Conservancy
09/03/2018

Palisades Parks Conservancy

Happy Labor Day friends! Let’s remember to help out our hardworking parks staff, do not litter park areas and carry in, carry out if hiking! Let’s all do our part today and everyday. (Image: campers practice archery). #pipcparks #leavenotrace #carryincarryout #laborday #archery #archives

Happy Labor Day from the Friends of the Senate House!
09/03/2018

Happy Labor Day from the Friends of the Senate House!

History Camp is is going on now at the Senate House!  Kudos to the fabulous staff and volunteers for making our history ...
08/08/2018
SNAPSHOT: Living history lessons at Senate House camp in Kingston

History Camp is is going on now at the Senate House! Kudos to the fabulous staff and volunteers for making our history come to life for a new generation of students!
http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20180807/snapshot-living-history-lessons-at-senate-house-camp-in-kingston

Cindy Scherry, a member of the 3rd Ulster Militia, gives a carding wool and spinning demonstration at the Senate House History Camp on Tuesday afternoon. The camp runs through Thursday. Campers, ages 8-12, will learn, among other things, about colonia

Thank you, Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce, for showcasing the Senate House!  Come to the site and the fabulo...
07/09/2018
Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Thank you, Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce, for showcasing the Senate House! Come to the site and the fabulous staff will walk you through this truly national treasure!
#livinghistory #senatehouse #history #uptown #kingston #upstateny #ulsterchamber #palisadesparkconservancy

Monday's Member is a National Treasure #MondaysMember #UlsterChamberEvents #UlsterChamber #SenateHouse

Happy Independence Day! The Senate House is open today from 10-5. Stroll through the grounds and rediscover the site's v...
07/04/2018

Happy Independence Day! The Senate House is open today from 10-5. Stroll through the grounds and rediscover the site's vital contribution to our nation's beginning.
#kingston #stockade #livinghistory #ulstercounty #senatehouse

The Daily Gazette confirms what we already know -- the Senate House is a great place to "daytrip" in Uptown Kingston!htt...
06/28/2018
Daytrippin’ in Kingston | The Daily Gazette

The Daily Gazette confirms what we already know -- the Senate House is a great place to "daytrip" in Uptown Kingston!
https://dailygazette.com/article/2018/06/28/daytrippin-in-kingston

Come visit us Saturday for our Independence Day Celebration!
http://senatehousekingston.org/events-and-news/senate-house-state-historic-site-events/#event|1465|35

Road Trip Daytrippin’ in Kingston Great food, Revolutionary War landmarks, antiquing and music draws a stream of visitors to this hot spot on the Hudson Heather M. Graham | June 28, 2018 SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE PIN Fred J Johnston Museum and Friends of Historic Kingston Gallery Photographer: Provi...

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