Ulster County Historical Society

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10/28/2019

Thank you all for a great season. We appreciate your support and look forward to making even more improvements to our museum over the winter.

Bill merchant giving lecture on our tool collection
10/19/2019

Bill merchant giving lecture on our tool collection

We have an amazing collection of civil war artifacts. Our collections committee is researching and cataloguing the objec...
07/10/2019

We have an amazing collection of civil war artifacts. Our collections committee is researching and cataloguing the objects and putting them in archival boxes

06/08/2019

Garden tour coming up!! June 15. Enjoy the gardens knowing you are helping us and the Rondout Valley Business Association! Think of the health benefits of a day in gardens when you don’t even have to do the weeding.

The Museum opens for the season this Saturday! The curatorial staff have been working diligently in the off-season revam...
05/01/2019

The Museum opens for the season this Saturday! The curatorial staff have been working diligently in the off-season revamping the Tool Room. Come see its new look. It's a work in progress- everything is in its place but we are still working on new interpretive signs. Look for a grand opening later in the season!

NYC Watershed
04/06/2019
NYC Watershed

NYC Watershed

Happy 75th anniversary to the Delaware Aqueduct!

On April 5, 1944, New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia came to Ulster County and opened the gate to send water from the Rondout Creek into the Delaware Aqueduct, putting the world's longest tunnel into operation for the first time.

Click below to read a brief history of this big landmark in our water supply's history.

https://medium.com/nycwater/out-of-the-archives-75-years-of-delaware-system-water-3106a518caee

Ulster County Historical Society, Time and the Valleys Museum, Rondout Reservoir, Sullivan County Historical Society & Museum

Preservation Expo going on now! A presentation by the Preservation League of NY.
03/30/2019

Preservation Expo going on now! A presentation by the Preservation League of NY.

Parking lot full. You can park behind the gym. Lots of vendors and great information. Open until 3:00 at Marbletown Comm...
03/30/2019

Parking lot full. You can park behind the gym. Lots of vendors and great information. Open until 3:00 at Marbletown Community Center. Brought to you by the Ulster County Historical Society. Come for the expo. Stay in Stone Ridge for lunch!

03/29/2019

Expo tomorrow at Marbletown community center. Free of charge. Lots of information on house restoration. 10-3.

03/21/2019

More than 15 craftspeople coming to the expo on Saturday the 30th. Learn about tax credits and house rehab. 10-3 at Marbletown community center.

03/15/2019
Free and open to public
03/15/2019

Free and open to public

03/11/2019

HOT OFF THE PRESS--UCHS Program Schedule. Here are our start of the season offerings. This season we feature more hands on programs in July-October, and lots more. If you aren't a member, please join for free admission to talks and reduced admission to workshop. I will post more information on the expo this week!

All programs will be held at the Bevier House museum and begin at 3pm unless otherwise stated

*March 30, Sat.: Historic Preservation Expo, Marbletown Community Center 10:00am -3:00 pm, Free to all

April 13, Sat.: Basket Workshop with Patti Brousseau , 10am-4pm $60/$50

May 5, Sun.: “Elverhoj: Ulster County's Arts & Crafts Colony at Milton-on-Hudson, 1912-1934”, Dr. William Rhoads

May 19, Sun.: “The Life and Death of the Kingston Post Office,” with Steven Blauweiss and Karen Berelowitz

June 2, Sun.: Camp Woodland Musicans, Pat Lamanna and Billy Scribbles

June 9, Sun.: UC Historic Markers with Matt Berlin

June15, Sat.: Fundraiser Garden Tour

June 30, Sun.: Pine St. African Burial Ground Project, presented by the Kingston Land Trust and Harambee

02/12/2019

Save the date.
March 30.
UCHS Historic Preservation Expo.
details to follow

02/07/2019

Friends of High Falls....celebrate 350 years!

Anniversary Kick Off Gathering
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, FROM 3 PM to 5 PM

At the High Falls Firehouse

We’ll have cake and coffee while we prepare to celebrate this important year in High Falls’ history.
Bring your ideas for fun and community spirit. This will be a celebration for and of every person who lives in or is a friend of High Falls, including every organization, business, restaurant, gallery, B&B and non-profit.

Come and add your ideas to the mix, so this year will be one of community camaraderie, merry making and remembering the people and events of High Falls.

Your board at work. Spending Saturday with a facilitator thinking about our mission
02/02/2019

Your board at work. Spending Saturday with a facilitator thinking about our mission

The Board would like to express our sadness for the passing of Anita Williams Peck, a supporter of many community organi...
01/29/2019
Obituary for Anita Williams Peck at George J. Moylan Funeral Home

The Board would like to express our sadness for the passing of Anita Williams Peck, a supporter of many community organizations including UCHS.

https://www.gjmoylanfuneralhome.com/obituary/anita-williams-peck

Rosendale - Anita Williams Peck, Williams Lake, Rosendale, NY, died peacefully in her sleep on January 26, 2019 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, after suffering a devastating stroke early last week. Born Anita Elizabeth Williams on June 5, 1940 in Kingston, NY, she was the daughter o...

We are live!!
01/11/2019

We are live!!

12/30/2018

Thank you so much to all who donated to our annual appeal. Our friends and members keep us strong.

Uniguide tour of Bevier House Museum was just posted. Download the free Uniguide App, search for Bevier House and take a...
11/28/2018

Uniguide tour of Bevier House Museum was just posted. Download the free Uniguide App, search for Bevier House and take a virtual tour of the museum. The app is free. If it so moves you... now is a good time to donate to help us provide you with more wonderful experiences and talks next year.

We think back on this past year’s events, the time we shared with our members and visitors with pleasure.  Please think ...
11/22/2018
Ulster County Historical Society

We think back on this past year’s events, the time we shared with our members and visitors with pleasure. Please think of us as you think about your donations this year. Except for our administrative director, we are an all volunteer organization. Give what you can knowing it will be appreciated. You can donate on our website Ulstercountyhs.Org Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving.

The society’s collections are displayed in Bevier House (begun c.1690) and include notable early Hudson Valley furniture and tools, Civil War artifacts, and 19th-century art from Ulster County.Read More >>>

10/29/2018

Last event of the year--Nov. 4. Coil Basket Weaving workshop.

Thanks everyone for a fabulous season.

Wonderful wreath making workshop today.
10/14/2018

Wonderful wreath making workshop today.

A few slots available for wreath making workshop. Registration closes today. Lily needs a firm count to prepare dried fl...
10/08/2018

A few slots available for wreath making workshop. Registration closes today. Lily needs a firm count to prepare dried flowers and other supplies.

Use these and similar flowers to create a unique holiday wreath. Attend a workshop by Lily Bruder-Zal of Vanishing Point...
09/29/2018

Use these and similar flowers to create a unique holiday wreath. Attend a workshop by Lily Bruder-Zal of Vanishing Point Farm on Oct 14 from 2-4. For adults and children. See Ulstercountyhs.org for details. Registration by oct 9 required

09/23/2018

Next person to like us brings us to 1,000. An amazing achievement. Thank you all

09/17/2018

Thank you, members and friends who attended our talks and workshops. This has been a banner year. Three more events coming up in the next two months-wreath making for adults and children, our annual meeting with guest presentation, and coil basket making workshop.

If you aren’t a member, now is a good time to sign up...get discounts on remaining workshops, come to the annual meeting AND attend the 2018-2019 events free or at a reduce price.

09/10/2018

Thanks to everyone who came out to hear Rik Rydant’s fabulous talk.

Last chance to register for Wendy’s Botanical Drawing class.

And next up as we wrap up an amazing season...time to register for our wreath making class. Spaces available for adults and children...working separately or together. Oct. 15

Oct. 20is the annual meeting for members with a guest speaker, Allyson Levy of Hortus Conclusus.

What a year of art and flowers....oh, don’t forget a basket weaving class in November.

And, who knows what may be in the wings for the end of the year.

Sept 9 at 3:00 Some called him a civil rights pioneer and a visionary. Others considered him a slick charlatan in a tail...
08/21/2018

Sept 9 at 3:00
Some called him a civil rights pioneer and a visionary. Others considered him a slick charlatan in a tailored suit. At times, he called himself God – and thousands agreed. Whether you were a supporter or critic, he was a fascinating and polarizing figure – and he was, for several years, a resident of Ulster County. His name was Father Divine.

Richard Rydant brings us the story of Father Divine, also known as the Reverend Major Jealous Divine. This enigmatic and charismatic man was an African America spiritual leader and founder of the International Peace Mission Movement. Back in the 1930s, Divine and his black and white followers (he refused to segregate his flock) set up homes and businesses here in Ulster County, which Divine called the “Promised Land.” He dreamed that these “Peace Missions” would become an example for others to follow in the future.

The Flower Arranging workshop was quite wonderful.  Join us for other workshops.  Botanical Drawing on Sept. 15 and Wrea...
08/21/2018

The Flower Arranging workshop was quite wonderful. Join us for other workshops. Botanical Drawing on Sept. 15 and Wreath making (for adults and children) on Oct. 14.

08/20/2018

Coming up--Talk about Father Divine in Ulster County, Sept. 9.

The botanicals exhibit is really special. See Wendy Hollander’s amazing watercolors and sketched juxtaposed with objects...
08/17/2018

The botanicals exhibit is really special. See Wendy Hollander’s amazing watercolors and sketched juxtaposed with objects from our collection. Open Saturday and Sunday 11-4.

Sounds like a wonderful day
08/17/2018

Sounds like a wonderful day

Please share. Walker Valley's Shawangunk Day August 18th. Details on our website. www.walkervalleyny.com.

Family fun day will include local and regional History Presentation by Harold Vanaken and Jack Weed as well as a tour of local hhistirical sites.

08/13/2018

Last chance to sign up for flower arranging workshop!

For anyone who hasn’t seen this amazing documentary about the Rondout...you can now stream it!
08/10/2018

For anyone who hasn’t seen this amazing documentary about the Rondout...you can now stream it!

08/05/2018

Events- check website for details

Aug 12. Members only garden party and opening of Botanicals exhibit (registration requested)

Aug 12 Rescheduled Ken Krabbenhoft talk on pop culture in Kingston 1664

Aug 19 flower arranging workshop- advance registration required.

Untitled Album
07/20/2018

Untitled Album

07/03/2018

Due to a family emergency Ken has to reschedule his talk this weekend. We will let you know the new date.

06/24/2018

Starting soon. The Improbable Community talk by Bill Horne. Live music!!!

06/20/2018

Historic Huguenot is sponsoring a special mystery event this weekend and next/. dinner and murder mystery! I can’t figure out how to share their posting but invite Uchs members to check it out. Sounds like fun

Camp Woodland--an idealistic community just outside of Phoenicia in the 1930s-1940s. Camp Woodland had a Catskill Folk F...
06/17/2018

Camp Woodland--an idealistic community just outside of Phoenicia in the 1930s-1940s. Camp Woodland had a Catskill Folk Festival every August, which Pete Seeger visited annually. The Festival featured square dance callers, storytellers, dancers, artisans, and musicians from the region for campers and visitors to celebrate the heritage of the Catskills.

June 24 come to a presentation by Bill Horne about this community. Included in the presentation will be live music evocative of the time and place.

Plan ahead for July. We have 3 presentations--(July 8) Pop Culture in Kingston, 1662, (July 22) Myron Teller and the Restoration of the Bevier House Museum and other Ulster County Stone Houses, and (July 29) Momens of Discovery.

And if you are a member or plan on becoming one, we have our members only garden party on August 12.

I have been away for a week and neglected to remind everyone of our upcoming talk Sunday at 3:00 about the Cragsmoor art...
06/07/2018

I have been away for a week and neglected to remind everyone of our upcoming talk Sunday at 3:00 about the Cragsmoor art community’s history by Hattie Grigio. Please check the website for details.

Here’s a fun picture taken this week
on vacation that has nothing to do with the lecture but will, I hope, encourage you to read this post.

Thanks to the 100+ people who attended our house tour. The hosts enjoyed sharing their homes with you and the Board enjo...
04/28/2018

Thanks to the 100+ people who attended our house tour. The hosts enjoyed sharing their homes with you and the Board enjoyed hosting you at the reception.

Printed and ready for tomorrow
04/27/2018

Printed and ready for tomorrow

Marbletown hosts Historic House Tour to benefit the Ulster County Historical Society
04/27/2018
Marbletown hosts Historic House Tour to benefit the Ulster County Historical Society

Marbletown hosts Historic House Tour to benefit the Ulster County Historical Society

Saturday, April 28: All the historic houses on the tour started as one- or two-room houses. Most of them were constructed of stone, while others had stone foundations and were built of clapboard. Over the centuries, the houses were expanded. The houses on this tour reflect a range of the decisions o

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