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Operating as usual

07/23/2021

Busy weekend ahead of us- if you are looking for parking in town so you can visit the flea market- shop all the shops- stop at the Library fair- or the Historical Society - Check out the FREE parking at Mountain View lot on Rock City Rd- or ANDY LEE Field- FREE parking at LOWER COMEAU and UPPER COMEAU- ( close to the Historical Society)

Looking for volunteers who knit or crochet to make hats, mittens or scarves for the Historical Society of Woodstock holi...
07/13/2021

Looking for volunteers who knit or crochet to make hats, mittens or scarves for the Historical Society of Woodstock holiday sale. I have an abundance of materials generously donated for this purpose.

Looking for volunteers who knit or crochet to make hats, mittens or scarves for the Historical Society of Woodstock holiday sale. I have an abundance of materials generously donated for this purpose.

Rosie Magee: Woodstock wouldn’t have been Woodstock without her
07/04/2021
Rosie Magee: Woodstock wouldn’t have been Woodstock without her

Rosie Magee: Woodstock wouldn’t have been Woodstock without her

In the early years of the twentieth century, Rosie Magee (1850-1927) was the ministering angel of the Woodstock art colony, unsurpassed in her motherly care, support and sympathy for the young artists and art students in town.

Today is a perfect day to stop by at 20 Comeau Drive to se the Seasons exhibit- open 1 - 5  weekends. Great American art...
07/04/2021

Today is a perfect day to stop by at 20 Comeau Drive to se the Seasons exhibit- open 1 - 5 weekends. Great American art by great American artists based in Woodstock NY.

Today is a perfect day to stop by at 20 Comeau Drive to se the Seasons exhibit- open 1 - 5 weekends. Great American art by great American artists based in Woodstock NY.

A big thank you to the Bank of Greene County for awarding the HSW a donation toward our tool shed renovation. Board memb...
07/04/2021

A big thank you to the Bank of Greene County for awarding the HSW a donation toward our tool shed renovation. Board member Michael Drillinger accepted the donation on behalf of the HSW. This is a great project and Michael is the lead board member on the project. Thanks again - Bank of Greene County.

YARD SALE Saturday June 19 at 20 Comeau Drive 9 -4 . Park in the lower Comeau lot- and follow the path to the Museum and...
06/16/2021

YARD SALE Saturday June 19 at 20 Comeau Drive 9 -4 .
Park in the lower Comeau lot- and follow the path to the Museum and YARD SALE. Save time to visit the exhibit- which is open 1-5
lots of house hold items for sale- support the HSW with your purchase.

06/12/2021

if you google Historical Society of Woodstock NY youTube- that should take you to our channel where all our zoom events are up loaded. Hours of local history at your fingertips.

The exhibition SEASONS: Catching Nature’s Cycle gathers forty works by Woodstock artists, selected by Guest Curator Susa...
06/07/2021

The exhibition SEASONS: Catching Nature’s Cycle gathers forty works by Woodstock artists, selected by Guest Curator Susana Torruella Leval from the collection of the Historical Society of Woodstock, co-curated by Letitia Smith. The works in the exhibition encompass a century. The earliest images, from 1914, a summer view of Overlook by Zulma Steele, and a winter landscape by Edmund Rolfe, lead a visual tour of the seasons in Woodstock’s landscape.
Opening Saturday June 12 - Sept 5 2021 1-5 at 20 Comeau Drive
visit historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org for additional exhibit information.

Historical Society of Woodstock presents Glenn Kreisberg“Native American Stone Structures of the Catskill Mountains as C...
05/24/2021

Historical Society of Woodstock presents Glenn Kreisberg

“Native American Stone Structures of the Catskill Mountains as Ceremonial Stone Landscapes” is the topic of a free Zoom presentation on Wednesday, June 2 at 7 pm, offered by the Historical Society of Woodstock in its series of local history discussions. Glenn Kreisberg, the author of Spirits in Stone; the Secrets of Megalithic America, Decoding the Ancient Stone Landscapes of the Northeast, will share his knowledge of these astounding phenomena.

To register, email [email protected]
and write “Glenn Kreisberg” in the subject line. You will be sent a Zoom link prior to the event.
visit historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org for up to date information.

Retrospective tribute to Sculptress Alison Ericksen thru May 30th.visit historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org for up to date ...
05/20/2021

Retrospective tribute to Sculptress Alison Ericksen thru May 30th.
visit historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org for up to date exhibit info.

Retrospective tribute to Sculptress Alison Ericksen thru May 30th.
visit historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org for up to date exhibit info.

Works in Wire by Alison Ericksen . 20 Comeau  drive. Saturday and Sunday 1-5. Visit Historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org for...
05/14/2021

Works in Wire by Alison Ericksen . 20 Comeau drive. Saturday and Sunday 1-5. Visit
Historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org for up to date exhibit information.

Works in Wire by Alison Ericksen . 20 Comeau drive. Saturday and Sunday 1-5. Visit
Historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org for up to date exhibit information.

New at the Historical society of Woodstock gift shop this year. Open weekends 1-4. 20 comeau drive. Email historicalsoci...
05/08/2021

New at the Historical society of Woodstock gift shop this year. Open weekends 1-4. 20 comeau drive. Email [email protected] for further information.

The Historical Society of Woodstock presents Works in  Wire by Alison Eriksen a Retrospective tribute to the sculptress ...
04/27/2021

The Historical Society of Woodstock presents
Works in Wire by Alison Eriksen
a Retrospective tribute to the sculptress Alison Eriksen ( 1964-2019)
whose t***s and influences run deep in Woodstock NY.
Saturdays and Sundays May 8 - May 30, 2021 1-5 PM
for more information visit www.historicalsocietyofwoodstok.org
or email [email protected]

Post card image- Artist Ethel Adams, sculptor Tom Penning, location probably was St Joan of Arc Woodstock.... current lo...
04/07/2021

Post card image- Artist Ethel Adams, sculptor Tom Penning, location probably was St Joan of Arc Woodstock.... current location of statue not known.

Post card image- Artist Ethel Adams, sculptor Tom Penning, location probably was St Joan of Arc Woodstock.... current location of statue not known.

03/20/2021
Historical Society of Woodstock Offers Zoom Presentation on the Life of Historian Alf EversOn Thursday, February 18 at 7...
02/06/2021

Historical Society of Woodstock Offers Zoom Presentation on the Life of Historian Alf Evers
On Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m., the Historical Society of Woodstock will present an interview with noted author, poet and composer Ed Sanders to discuss his recently completed biography on the life and work of noted historian Alf Evers. Evers, whose major works included: The Catskills: From Wilderness to Woodstock, Woodstock: History of an American Town and Kingston: City on the Hudson, has been recognized as one of the prominent regional historians in the country.
Sanders, who will be interviewed by Woodstock Town Historian, Richard Heppner, worked closely with Evers during the latter part of his life and, in Alf Evers: An American Genius, has offered a detailed study on the evolution of a historian’s life; a historian who helped lay the foundation of how we view our collective past.
The Historical Society of the Woodstock invites you to join in this special presentation as we remember and reflect on the legacy of Alf Evers’ work and the gift of history he bequeathed to us all.
To register for this Zoom conference, simply email: [email protected] - please put “Alf Evers” in the subject line. An invitation will be sent to you prior to the event. For further information, contact Richard Heppner, Woodstock Town Historian, at [email protected].

Historical Society of Woodstock Offers Zoom Presentation on the Life of Historian Alf Evers
On Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m., the Historical Society of Woodstock will present an interview with noted author, poet and composer Ed Sanders to discuss his recently completed biography on the life and work of noted historian Alf Evers. Evers, whose major works included: The Catskills: From Wilderness to Woodstock, Woodstock: History of an American Town and Kingston: City on the Hudson, has been recognized as one of the prominent regional historians in the country.
Sanders, who will be interviewed by Woodstock Town Historian, Richard Heppner, worked closely with Evers during the latter part of his life and, in Alf Evers: An American Genius, has offered a detailed study on the evolution of a historian’s life; a historian who helped lay the foundation of how we view our collective past.
The Historical Society of the Woodstock invites you to join in this special presentation as we remember and reflect on the legacy of Alf Evers’ work and the gift of history he bequeathed to us all.
To register for this Zoom conference, simply email: [email protected] - please put “Alf Evers” in the subject line. An invitation will be sent to you prior to the event. For further information, contact Richard Heppner, Woodstock Town Historian, at [email protected].

Honoring Town Historian Edgar C. " Pete "  Leaycraft  c late 2001- early 2002.   Back row,  Sam Magarelli,  Katherine An...
02/01/2021

Honoring Town Historian Edgar C. " Pete " Leaycraft c late 2001- early 2002. Back row, Sam Magarelli, Katherine Anderson, Mike Stock. Location: Margarets/ Deanies/ Aaron Riseley boarding house, aka Cucina.

Many times the HSW receives items when people organize their home archives or when family cleans out a home after a love...
01/18/2021

Many times the HSW receives items when people organize their home archives or when family cleans out a home after a loved one passes away. These images of the center of town are from 1971 and 1987. The photos represent how the green looked after the Village green restoration committee reconfigured the foot path. Historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org

12/31/2020
News: HSW Recieves Furthermore Grant In support of its 2021 exhibit, SEASONS: Catching Nature’s Cycle, the Historical So...
12/23/2020

News: HSW Recieves Furthermore Grant

In support of its 2021 exhibit, SEASONS: Catching Nature’s Cycle, the Historical Society of Woodstock is pleased to announce it has been awarded, through the efforts of Letitia Smith, a grant from Furthermore - a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund. The exhibit, previously cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is set to open as part of HSW's 2021 exhibition season. SEASONS: Catching Nature’s Cycle gathers forty works by Woodstock artists, encompassing a century of Woodstock landscapes.
check historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org for schedule updates in 2021.

In December 2015, the HSW hosted a round table of Woodstock elders -  Alice Shultis Bailey,  Elsie Shultis, Roger Shulti...
12/22/2020

In December 2015, the HSW hosted a round table of Woodstock elders - Alice Shultis Bailey, Elsie Shultis, Roger Shultis, Velma Cashdollar Grazier and Barbara Mower. We look forward to holding a similar event in 2021- should the pandemic experience allow! Happy Holidays everyone.

In case you were wondering about Christmas Eve in Woodstock .
12/07/2020
Woodstock's First Christmas Eve- 1932

In case you were wondering about Christmas Eve in Woodstock .

Though this year’s Christmas Eve celebration on the Village Green has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Historical Society of Woodstock doesn’...

Rainy days are perfect for going thru old photos.  Jean Lasher Gaede is working the Chamber info booth-  I think early 2...
12/05/2020

Rainy days are perfect for going thru old photos. Jean Lasher Gaede is working the Chamber info booth- I think early 2000's. Jean and her porch companions are watching the Memorial Day parade. L to R John Gaede, David Ballentine, Jean Lasher Gaede- Jean Collins ( Jeans Hats) Artie Jackson- please help me with the two people on the right- I can't get the trap door to my early 2000 file to release the name of the man on the far right. I think he sold tiedye on the set up near the chamber booth. Memorial Day parades used to have a great turnout of locals and visitors alike. This photo is headed to the HSW for their people file and Memorial day parade file. visit historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org to check out our virtual holiday sale/fundraiser. call 845-901-9741 if you know what you want to order.

The HSW is holding their virtual holiday open house Saturday Dec 5 and Sunday Dec 6 from 12-2 PM .   Traditionally, this...
12/03/2020

The HSW is holding their virtual holiday open house Saturday Dec 5 and Sunday Dec 6 from 12-2 PM . Traditionally, this is one of the HSW's biggest fundraisers of the year. The gift shop manager will be avail for pre orders- curb side pick up of any item we have in our gift shop. Also, we are taking pre orders for our latest publication, Neva Shultis- From Sunset to C***s Crow- a must have for every Woodstock household. Call 845-901-9741 to place order and arrange pick up. Visit the web site- historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org for additional information-

One of my favorite note cards. We can also make custom packages for you
11/30/2020

One of my favorite note cards. We can also make custom packages for you

Welcome to cyber Monday!  Historical Society of Woodstock Style-  We are not able to open our gift shop this year.  We h...
11/30/2020

Welcome to cyber Monday! Historical Society of Woodstock Style- We are not able to open our gift shop this year. We have note cards and a special selection of books for sale. Please call 845-901-9741 if you have questions or are interested in purchasing any item listed. Don’t hesitate to ask if we have something you are looking for that is not listed. Curbside pickup will be Saturday December 5 and Sunday December 6 ....12 to 2

Happy Thanksgiving from the Historical Society of Woodstock.  Watch for our upcoming zoom events Friday Dec 4 at 7 pm To...
11/25/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from the Historical Society of Woodstock. Watch for our upcoming zoom events Friday Dec 4 at 7 pm Tobe Carey will introduce his latest documentary, Mountain River: the Esopus creek, Headwaters to the Hudson.

Saturday December 5, 3pm : Will Nixon will be on hand to discuss : Thr Pocket Guide to Woodstock.

interesting post about our neighbors in Eddyville-and the D and H Canal.   you can still see-  lock # 1 by the Anchorage...
11/25/2020

interesting post about our neighbors in Eddyville-and the D and H Canal. you can still see- lock # 1 by the Anchorage.

It was on this day, November 25th, in 1826, that the marble capstone was laid on Lock #1 in Eddyville, with, as was common in that era, an elaborate Masonic ceremony. A local newspaper tells us "The barge 'Morning Star,' under the command of Captain Griffin, laden with officials, guests and bands of musicians, and followed by other flag-decked boats, proceeded from Twaalfskill (Wilbur) to the tidewater lock at Eddyville, to the sound of music, cheers and the booming of cannon." (image description - the low water end of Lock #1 with associated buildings and the caption "Eddyville Below Lock #1")

Calico Ranch, later known as Rawhide Ranch. A destination for summer visitors in the med 20th century.  In the early 20t...
11/19/2020

Calico Ranch, later known as Rawhide Ranch. A destination for summer visitors in the med 20th century. In the early 20th century many local people were employed by Dr Daley to build his 3 story summer residence at this site. The photographer is Helen Shotwell, wife of Dr James Shotwell. He traveled with President Woodrow Wilson to the Paris peace conference at the end of WW1. The Shotwells had a summer residence on Meads Mt. rd.

One of the saddest days in Woodstock history-  May  1988 when the Woodstock Playhouse burned to the ground.  The HSW has...
11/04/2020

One of the saddest days in Woodstock history- May 1988 when the Woodstock Playhouse burned to the ground. The HSW has a great collection of Playhouse artifacts. These images were just donated to the HSW and are the first one's that I have seen of the fire's aftermath.

11/03/2020

who can tell me a little bit about Morrison's in Lake Hill ?

10/27/2020

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