PHS Plattekill Grange Restoration Project

PHS Plattekill Grange Restoration Project Plattekill Grange Restoration Project The Plattekill Grange #923 building, built in 1903, is located on Church Street in Plattekill, NY. The Plattekill Historical Society has leased and will be using this building as the historical society’s main headquarters – to continue bringing monthly speakers on local history to the public and to enable the preservation of collections and to create historical displays.

The renovation of the interior began on Saturday, June 21st. The majority of the work is being done by volunteers. Money donated and raised through our Building Fund Scramble golf tournament will help to purchase building materials, fixtures for a new bathroom, electrical supplies, assist in paying for work that volunteers cannot provide and other expenses incurred during the renovation. The community’s support is needed for this project!

10/08/2020
Plattekill Historical Society

Plattekill Historical Society

Unfortunately once again we must cancel our monthly meeting on Saturday, October 17, 2020 when our speaker Anthony Musso was going to speak on the History of Rock and Roll! Fortunately, Mr. Musso has already agreed to speaking for us in 2021. We look forward to that!!

The Covid-19 virus has forced us to cancel all of our speakers since last February 2020, when Libby Libbie Werlau gave that great speech on the Marlborough Mountains!

In the meantime, on Sunday, October 4th, 2020, Ish Martinez unveiled a NYS sign acknowledging the Villas in the Town of Plattekill - after the unveiling at Felton Park, Ish and others, including his wife and family, placed the recognizable blue and gold sign at the corner of Huckleberry Turnpike and the Plattekill Ardonia Road on the property of Dominick's Pizza!

The Plattekill Historic Preservation Society board has also decided that our Thanksgiving Dinner, annually held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, must be cancelled this year also - for the same reason, the safety and well being of our members and attenders.

We hope to be able to re-open in January 2021 with a whole year of interesting, exciting speakers about the Town of Plattekill and it's vicinity's history! PHPS is preparing their nominating list of officers for next year, if you are interesting in either holding an office or sitting on the board, please let us know!

We are looking forward to having events upcoming - but again for this month. STAY HOME, HEALTHY and SAFE.Our May monthly...
05/15/2020

We are looking forward to having events upcoming - but again for this month. STAY HOME, HEALTHY and SAFE.
Our May monthly meeting is cancelled.

Thank you - the Plattekill Historical Preservation Society.

Town of Plattekill Historian
04/23/2020

Town of Plattekill Historian

Plattekill Grange Officers, May 1935

Sitting, second from left - Wilson Edmunds, fourth from left - Milton Vanduser
Standing, third from left - Muriel Ward
All others unidentified.

For the first time in the history of the Plattekill Historical Preservation Society ~ due to the COVID group restriction...
04/12/2020

For the first time in the history of the Plattekill Historical Preservation Society ~ due to the COVID group restrictions ~ we are cancelling our April 2020 presentation.

We will update here monthly to let you know of the upcoming
schedule. Keep social distancing and let’s flatten the curve.
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PHS Plattekill Grange Restoration Project's cover photo
04/12/2020

PHS Plattekill Grange Restoration Project's cover photo

PHS Plattekill Grange Restoration Project's cover photo
03/14/2020

PHS Plattekill Grange Restoration Project's cover photo

FOLLOWING ULSTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE's request and Ulster County's State of Emergency - we will not be having a speaker or ...
03/14/2020

FOLLOWING ULSTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE's request and Ulster County's State of Emergency - we will not be having a speaker or meeting in the month of March 2020.

Please stay tuned for April's information. Stay safe with your family and enjoy the time with your family and learn some family history or local history - it is a great thing to do from home.

With two additional cases of COVID-19 confirmed in connection to previous cases in Ulster County, I have directed a new series of immediate actions to bolster our response to the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus in Ulster County. My top priority remains ensuring the health and safety of all of our residents, and these measures will provide additional safeguards for everyone. As the situation develops, we will continue to lean forward and take proactive steps informed by real-time data and the advice of our team of public health experts.

These actions include:
▪️Ulster County declaring a State of Emergency
▪️The formation of a Health and Safety Task Force to help advise the County’s response to COVID-19
▪️Starting Monday, the County will be limiting access to County operated public spaces including the DMV and DSS
▪️ The Department of Health has released new guidance related to public events, spaces, and large gatherings

More information can be found below and we will continue to keep residents updated:
http://bit.ly/COVID19UpdatesUC

With two additional cases of COVID-19 confirmed in connection to previous cases in Ulster County, I have directed a new series of immediate actions to bolster our response to the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus in Ulster County. My top priority remains ensuring the health and safety of all of our residents, and these measures will provide additional safeguards for everyone. As the situation develops, we will continue to lean forward and take proactive steps informed by real-time data and the advice of our team of public health experts.

These actions include:
▪️Ulster County declaring a State of Emergency
▪️The formation of a Health and Safety Task Force to help advise the County’s response to COVID-19
▪️Starting Monday, the County will be limiting access to County operated public spaces including the DMV and DSS
▪️ The Department of Health has released new guidance related to public events, spaces, and large gatherings

More information can be found below and we will continue to keep residents updated:
http://bit.ly/COVID19UpdatesUC

First Time Presentation!
02/06/2020

First Time Presentation!

Stretching for twenty-five miles from Esopus to Plattekill, the Marlboro Mountains have a fascinating history that includes tales of lost treasure, grisly crimes and all manner of mysterious creatures. On Saturday, February 15, Plattekill Historian Libbie Werlau
will share photographs, maps and newspaper accounts that tell of the unusual stories found in the picturesque
hills of southern Ulster County.

FREE Admission ~ Light Refreshments
More Information ~ Call 845.883.6118 [email protected]
or visit the Plattekill HistoricalSociety page.
Location: 127 Church Street, Plattekill (off Rt. 32)
Plattekill Historical Society Headquarters

FIRST TIME PRESENTATION!
02/06/2020

FIRST TIME PRESENTATION!

Stretching for twenty-five miles from Esopus to Plattekill, the Marlboro Mountains have a fascinating history that includes tales of lost treasure, grisly crimes and all manner of mysterious creatures. On Saturday, February 15, Plattekill Historian Libbie Werlau
will share photographs, maps and newspaper accounts that tell of the unusual stories found in the picturesque
hills of southern Ulster County.

FREE Admission ~ Light Refreshments
More Information ~ Call 845.883.6118 [email protected]
or visit the Plattekill HistoricalSociety page.
Location: 127 Church Street, Plattekill (off Rt. 32)

Stretching for twenty-five miles from Esopus to Plattekill, the Marlboro Mountains have a fascinating history that inclu...
02/06/2020

Stretching for twenty-five miles from Esopus to Plattekill, the Marlboro Mountains have a fascinating history that includes tales of lost treasure, grisly crimes and all manner of mysterious creatures. On Saturday, February 15 ~ 1 to 3 pm, Plattekill Historian Libbie Werlau
will share photographs, maps and newspaper accounts that tell of the unusual stories found in the picturesque
hills of southern Ulster County.

FREE Admission ~ Light Refreshments
More Information ~ Call 845.883.6118 [email protected]
or visit the Plattekill HistoricalSociety page.
Location: 127 Church Street, Plattekill (off Rt. 32)

Stretching for twenty-five miles from Esopus to Plattekill, the Marlboro Mountains have a fascinating history that inclu...
02/06/2020

Stretching for twenty-five miles from Esopus to Plattekill, the Marlboro Mountains have a fascinating history that includes tales of lost treasure, grisly crimes and all manner of mysterious creatures. On Saturday, February 15, Plattekill Historian Libbie Werlau
will share photographs, maps and newspaper accounts that tell of the unusual stories found in the picturesque
hills of southern Ulster County.

FREE Admission ~ Light Refreshments
More Information ~ Call 845.883.6118 [email protected]
or visit the Plattekill HistoricalSociety page.
Location: 127 Church Street, Plattekill (off Rt. 32)
Plattekill Historical Society Headquarters

PHS Plattekill Grange Restoration Project's cover photo
02/06/2020

PHS Plattekill Grange Restoration Project's cover photo

The January meeting of the Plattekill Historical Preservation Society will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 an...
01/13/2020

The January meeting of the Plattekill Historical Preservation Society will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 and will feature a “Show and Tell” program. Guests are encouraged to bring items of historical interest from Plattekill and surrounding areas to share with others. Several items from the Historical Preservation Society’s extensive collection of maps will be on display, as will items from the personal collections of our members. Show and Tell is a popular annual event for the Plattekill Historical Preservation Society. Part of the program this year will include a scanning station: the public is invited to help the Plattekill Historical Society add to its digital archives by bringing old postcards, pictures and documents that will be scanned and returned before the end of the meeting. Help the PHS preserve this valuable history so that future generations can learn about Plattekill’s rich past.

For more information call 845-883-6118 or email [email protected]

The January meeting of the Plattekill Historical Preservation Society will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 an...
01/13/2020

The January meeting of the Plattekill Historical Preservation Society will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 and will feature a “Show and Tell” program. Guests are encouraged to bring items of historical interest from Plattekill and surrounding areas to share with others. Several items from the Historical Preservation Society’s extensive collection of maps will be on display, as will items from the personal collections of our members. Show and Tell is a popular annual event for the Plattekill Historical Preservation Society. Part of the program this year will include a scanning station: the public is invited to help the Plattekill Historical Society add to its digital archives by bringing old postcards, pictures and documents that will be scanned and returned before the end of the meeting. Help the PHS preserve this valuable history so that future generations can learn about Plattekill’s rich past.

For more information call 845-883-6118 or email [email protected]

LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGEhttps://www.facebook.com/plattekillhistoricalsociety/New Year's Eve is a time for people to get to...
01/01/2020

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New Year's Eve is a time for people to get together, reflect on the old year and welcome the new, and most of all party. While you're drinking spirits or watching the ball drop, you might wonder where the holiday came from. Here are a few fun facts about New Year's Eve and the traditions behind it.

Celebrating the new year dates back 4,000 years

The ancient Babylonians were the first recorded people to celebrate the new year 4 millennia ago, History.com stated. While the calendar we use now to mark the new year is the Gregorian calendar, the Babylonians celebrated the new year based on the moon. For them, the new year arrived during the first new moon that occurred after the vernal equinox. The vernal equinox is a day on which the amounts of darkness and daylight are equal, and it occurs in late March.

The first Times Square celebration had to do with The New York Times

The first New Year's Eve party in Times Square occurred in 1904, and was a celebration of The New York Times's new headquarters, the Times Square official website states. At the time, the Times tower was the second-tallest building in Manhattan. The celebration involved a street festival that lasted all day, which ended in a show of fireworks. More than 200,000 people were in attendance.

While the tradition of a Times Square New Year's Eve celebration dates back to 1904, the ball was not dropped at this event until 1907, according to Times Square's website. The first Ball weighed 700 pounds and had a diameter of 5 feet. It was constructed out of wood and iron, and had one hundred light bulbs on it.

But the ball-dropping tradition existed outside of New Year's celebrations much earlier

New Year's Eve traditions vary around the world

Just like with any other holiday celebrated around the world, New Year's Eve has different customs associated with it in different countries, according to History.com. In Spain and a number of Spanish-speaking countries, people eat twelve grapes right before midnight to signify their hopes for each month of the new year.

Many New Year's meals have legumes because they are believed to bring future financial success due to their resemblance to coins. This includes black-eyed peas in the south of the U.S. and lentils in Italy. People in Japan eat toshikoshi soba, or buckwheat soba noodles, at midnight in order to say goodbye to the past year and welcome the new one, according to CNN Travel. Dishes in Greece, Mexico and the Netherlands, among other places, feature ring-shaped cakes or pastries to symbolize the year coming full circle, History.com says.

Now when you're ringing in the new year, you can have some perspective about how the celebration started, and what other people around the world are doing to celebrate.

Happy New Year into 2020
From the Plattekill Historical Preservation Society.

"Ring out the old, ring in the new,Ring, happy bells, across the snow:The year is going, let him go;Ring out the false, ...
01/01/2020

"Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true."
~Alfred Lord Tennyson

Have a safe and happy new year ~ 2020 - a new decade begins from the Plattekill Historical Preservation Society.

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Here is to another great new year and decade ~ 2020!A new year ... a fresh, clean start! It's like having a big white sh...
01/01/2020

Here is to another great new year and decade ~ 2020!

A new year ... a fresh, clean start! It's like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on! A day full of possibilities! It's a magical world, Hobbes, ol' buddy ... let's go exploring!”
— Bill Watterson, It's a Magical World: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection

Have a wonderful and Happy New Year!

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This Saturday - October 19th from 1 PM to 4 PM Plattekill Historical Society welcomes renown author Tony Musso, powerpoi...
10/16/2019

This Saturday - October 19th from 1 PM to 4 PM

Plattekill Historical Society welcomes renown author Tony Musso, powerpoint presentation and talk about his new book Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley, Volume 3. Autographed books onsite for sale.

Plattekill Historical Society Headquarters
127 Church Street
Plattekill (off Route 32)

This Saturday - October 19th from 1 PM to 4 PM FREE with Light Refreshments.Plattekill Historical Society welcomes renow...
10/16/2019

This Saturday - October 19th from 1 PM to 4 PM
FREE with Light Refreshments.

Plattekill Historical Society welcomes renown author Tony Musso, powerpoint presentation and talk about his new book Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley, Volume 3. Autographed books onsite for sale.

Plattekill Historical Society Headquarters
127 Church Street
Plattekill (off Route 32)

INDOOR SALE! RAIN OR SHINE! HIGHLAND GRANGE HALL (Contents)GRANGE YARD SALESaturday & SundayJULY 13 & 14  9 to 3Info 883...
07/13/2019

INDOOR SALE! RAIN OR SHINE!
HIGHLAND GRANGE HALL (Contents)

GRANGE YARD SALE
Saturday & Sunday
JULY 13 & 14 9 to 3
Info 883-6118 or 883-7132

620 Old New Paltz Road, off Route 299
between Lowe's and Speedway! Plenty of parking.
One weekend only...everything must go!

INDOOR SALE! RAIN OR SHINE! HIGHLAND GRANGE HALL (Contents)GRANGE YARD SALESaturday & SundayJULY 13 & 14  9 to 3Info 883...
07/13/2019

INDOOR SALE! RAIN OR SHINE!
HIGHLAND GRANGE HALL (Contents)

GRANGE YARD SALE
Saturday & Sunday
JULY 13 & 14 9 to 3
Info 883-6118 or 883-7132

620 Old New Paltz Road, off Route 299
between Lowe's and Speedway! Plenty of parking.
One weekend only...everything must go!

Our 7th Annual Golf Tournament - is coming. Check it out and SAVE the DATE.
07/02/2019

Our 7th Annual Golf Tournament - is coming. Check it out and SAVE the DATE.

June 15 - Saturday - Our Annual Yard Sale is here!9 AM to 4 PM.
06/03/2019

June 15 - Saturday - Our Annual Yard Sale is here!
9 AM to 4 PM.

“I’ve been to France”April 20th ~ Saturday - 1 PM to 4 PM Plattekill Historical Preservation Society at the PHS Platteki...
04/15/2019

“I’ve been to France”
April 20th ~ Saturday - 1 PM to 4 PM
Plattekill Historical Preservation Society
at the PHS Plattekill Grange Restoration Project
127 Church Street, Plattekill, New York.

The story of Plattekill & Highland resident Andrew Sannen’s journey through France during World War One.

World War I was the first time in American history that the United States sent soldiers abroad to defend foreign soil. On April 6, 1917, when the United States declared war against Germany, the nation had a standing army of 127,500 officers and soldiers. By the end of the war, four million men had served in the United States Army.

Private Sannen was inducted into the service on July 18th 1918 and after basic training he was assigned to the newly formed 59th Pioneer Infantry, Company F.

As he travelled to and thorough France Andrew kept weekly correspondences, in the form of post cards, with his Home family. The post cards survive today along with a trove of other war memorabilia. After the War Andrew settled onto his families sustenance farm in Tuckers Corners and lived out his days, passing away on July 29th 1970. He is buried in the Modena Cemetery. Historian Rick Brooks will present this fascinating story of a local hero Citizen through a power point presentation and a display of Andrew’s memorabilia.

“I’ve been to France”April 20th ~ Saturday - 1 PM to 4 PM Plattekill Historical Preservation Society at the Plattekil Hi...
04/15/2019

“I’ve been to France”
April 20th ~ Saturday - 1 PM to 4 PM
Plattekill Historical Preservation Society
at the Plattekil Historical Grange.

The story of Plattekill & Highland resident Andrew Sannen’s journey through France during World War One.

World War I was the first time in American history that the United States sent soldiers abroad to defend foreign soil. On April 6, 1917, when the United States declared war against Germany, the nation had a standing army of 127,500 officers and soldiers. By the end of the war, four million men had served in the United States Army.

Private Sannen was inducted into the service on July 18th 1918 and after basic training he was assigned to the newly formed 59th Pioneer Infantry, Company F.

As he travelled to and thorough France Andrew kept weekly correspondences, in the form of post cards, with his Home family. The post cards survive today along with a trove of other war memorabilia. After the War Andrew settled onto his families sustenance farm in Tuckers Corners and lived out his days, passing away on July 29th 1970. He is buried in the Modena Cemetery. Historian Rick Brooks will present this fascinating story of a local hero Citizen through a power point presentation and a display of Andrew’s memorabilia.

“I’ve been to France”
April 20th ~ Saturday - 1 PM to 4 PM
Plattekill Historical Preservation Society
at the PHS Plattekill Grange Restoration Project
127 Church Street, Plattekill, New York.

The story of Plattekill & Highland resident Andrew Sannen’s journey through France during World War One.

World War I was the first time in American history that the United States sent soldiers abroad to defend foreign soil. On April 6, 1917, when the United States declared war against Germany, the nation had a standing army of 127,500 officers and soldiers. By the end of the war, four million men had served in the United States Army.

Private Sannen was inducted into the service on July 18th 1918 and after basic training he was assigned to the newly formed 59th Pioneer Infantry, Company F.

As he travelled to and thorough France Andrew kept weekly correspondences, in the form of post cards, with his Home family. The post cards survive today along with a trove of other war memorabilia. After the War Andrew settled onto his families sustenance farm in Tuckers Corners and lived out his days, passing away on July 29th 1970. He is buried in the Modena Cemetery. Historian Rick Brooks will present this fascinating story of a local hero Citizen through a power point presentation and a display of Andrew’s memorabilia.

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Registration not required, please feel free to drop in for this program! Fascinating story told firsthand to presenter Rick Feingold.
Thank you for the generous donation from your membership to the Plattekill Food Pantry! We were able to purchase a number of turkeys and hams for our Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to help local families in need. We are very grateful for your contribution!