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Wishing Woodstock a historic Thanksgiving... FYI - HSW’s annual Holiday Exhibit and Sale begins next Friday and contin...
11/27/2019

Wishing Woodstock a historic Thanksgiving... FYI - HSW’s annual Holiday Exhibit and Sale begins next Friday and continues for two weekends. Join us! Enjoy!

Coming Saturday, Nov. 23 at HSW
11/18/2019

Coming Saturday, Nov. 23 at HSW

10/12/2019
Continuing this weekend - Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 pm
09/28/2019

Continuing this weekend - Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 pm

Part II of the Woodstock that was fifty years or so ago...https://hudsonvalleyone.com/2019/09/24/before-the-deluge-ii-ti...
09/25/2019
Before the Deluge II: Tinker Street — From the Green to the Espresso

Part II of the Woodstock that was fifty years or so ago...

https://hudsonvalleyone.com/2019/09/24/before-the-deluge-ii-tinker-street-from-the-green-to-the-espresso/

Tinker Street. What’s in a name? Well, that might be a good place to start before looking more closely at the Tinker Street that existed over a half-century ago. More than likely, the actual answer to the origin of the street’s name lies mainly in fact — though fiction might also play a role.

”Heritage Through Art” opens Saturday, September 14...
09/07/2019

”Heritage Through Art” opens Saturday, September 14...

Final Weekend For HSWs Summer Exhibit - Saturday & Sunday
08/31/2019

Final Weekend For HSWs Summer Exhibit - Saturday & Sunday

This weekend at HSW...
08/23/2019

This weekend at HSW...

Woodstock Times
08/23/2019
Woodstock Times

Woodstock Times

What was Woodstock like in the years before we lent our name to a generation? What, for this purpose, might Mill Hill Road have presented to the passerby before the world “found” us in the years prior to a certain festival? (Even though we were doing quite well, thank you.)

HSW’s look back at music in Woodstock continues...
08/16/2019

HSW’s look back at music in Woodstock continues...

Saturday Night (8/3) -
08/03/2019

Saturday Night (8/3) -

SATURDAY, JULY 27 @ 12:00 - 20 Comeau Drive, WoodstockHSW presents an illustrated lecture and performance on Native Amer...
07/26/2019

SATURDAY, JULY 27 @ 12:00 - 20 Comeau Drive, Woodstock

HSW presents an illustrated lecture and performance on Native American Music by Evan Pritchard. Pritchard, the founder of the Center for Algonquin Culture, will talk about the development of local Native American music and its influence on music of today.

The Development of Local Native American Musicfrom Lithophonics to Shakers, Drums and Flutes, an illustrated lecture with music by best-selling Native American author and musician Evan Pritchard. Evan performs songs that survived years in the Hudson Valley and the long trek to Oklahoma. Identifying Native American influences in music of today, he links Charlie Patton, Hank Williams, Elvis, Peter LaFarge, Johnny Cash, Buffy Ste Marie, Hendrix and more to Robbie Robertson, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and other singers. The founder of the Center for Algonquin Culture, Pritchard wrote the highly acclaimed Native New Yorker, studied music at Juilliard and taught Native American culture at universities in the Hudson Valley. Free.

This weekend at HSW:
07/12/2019

This weekend at HSW:

Summer at the Historical Society of Woodstock ...
07/06/2019

Summer at the Historical Society of Woodstock ...

New exhibit opens Saturday, June 29...
06/28/2019
Long before that festival: Woodstock's real musical history

New exhibit opens Saturday, June 29...

Byrdcliffe co-founder Jane Byrd Whitehead’s zither. John Sebastian’s custom-made leather harmonica belt. Tickets from the 1969 Woodstock Festival. These artifacts and many others, including photographs, posters, and reminiscences, are on display in the Historical Society of Woodstock (HSW) exhib...

Upcoming this Saturday at HSW...
06/11/2019

Upcoming this Saturday at HSW...

Thanks to all who attended HSW’S ”The Woodstock Dress - Reimagined.” It was a great afternoon and your support, as...
05/06/2019

Thanks to all who attended HSW’S ”The Woodstock Dress - Reimagined.” It was a great afternoon and your support, as always, is much appreciated. (Images: Augusta Allen’s original Woodstock Dress and cookies decorated wonderfully by Shirley Rose.)

This Sunday...
04/30/2019
The Woodstock Dress fashion show

This Sunday...

The Woodstock Dress, which will be given its full measure with a fashion show featuring Sarah Stitham’s recreations of the 1920s garment, on Sunday, May 5, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., was designed by Augusta Allen, whose creations helped support her family after they migrated from Ohio to Woodstock in ...

Coming this weekend - 4/6 & 4/7...
04/02/2019

Coming this weekend - 4/6 & 4/7...

Honoring Women’s History Month... a Historical Society publication. Available locally at Golden Notebook
03/05/2019

Honoring Women’s History Month... a Historical Society publication. Available locally at Golden Notebook

With spring training underway down south, Carl Van Wagenen sent along this reminder of baseball in Woodstock after World...
02/22/2019

With spring training underway down south, Carl Van Wagenen sent along this reminder of baseball in Woodstock after World War II.

Welcome, Santa!!! Happy Christmas from the Historical Society of Woodstock. See you on the Green.
12/24/2018

Welcome, Santa!!! Happy Christmas from the Historical Society of Woodstock. See you on the Green.

Today!!!!!!!  Saturday 12/15.
12/15/2018

Today!!!!!!! Saturday 12/15.

Bonus Saturday at HSW....
12/13/2018

Bonus Saturday at HSW....

Saturday and Sunday - 12 till 4 pm. Final Weekend.
12/07/2018

Saturday and Sunday - 12 till 4 pm. Final Weekend.

Wishing all a Happy Hanukkah ...
12/02/2018

Wishing all a Happy Hanukkah ...

Historical Society’s Holiday Exhibit and Sale continues today - Sunday from 12-4. (Image: Holiday card by Doris Lee fr...
12/02/2018

Historical Society’s Holiday Exhibit and Sale continues today - Sunday from 12-4. (Image: Holiday card by Doris Lee from HSW archives.)

Starts Tomorrow (Saturday)... support local history!
11/30/2018

Starts Tomorrow (Saturday)... support local history!

Historical Society of Woodstock Holiday Exhibit and Sale starts Saturday! Opening party from 12-6:00 pm. Local products ...
11/28/2018

Historical Society of Woodstock Holiday Exhibit and Sale starts Saturday! Opening party from 12-6:00 pm. Local products to complete your holiday shopping.

Holiday Card Making Workshop runs Saturday from 10-12:00. Free! RESERVE a space by calling 845-679-2143. Adults and children welcome.

(Image: Pike watercolor of holidays on Tinker St.)

It’s almost here... HSW’s Annual Sale, Exhibit and a Special Card Making Workshop - Begins Saturday, Dec. 1.
11/23/2018

It’s almost here... HSW’s Annual Sale, Exhibit and a Special Card Making Workshop - Begins Saturday, Dec. 1.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Historical Society of Woodstock...
11/21/2018

Happy Thanksgiving from the Historical Society of Woodstock...

Join us this weekend as we conclude our Fall programming...
10/26/2018

Join us this weekend as we conclude our Fall programming...

Ulster County Clerk's Office - Nina Postupack, County Clerk
10/24/2018

Ulster County Clerk's Office - Nina Postupack, County Clerk

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].

This Weekend and Upcoming at HSW...
10/20/2018

This Weekend and Upcoming at HSW...

Historical Society Goes to the Animals with New ExhibitOpening Party Saturday Oct. 6... 3:00-5:00 pmAnimals have long ca...
10/04/2018

Historical Society Goes to the Animals with New Exhibit

Opening Party Saturday Oct. 6... 3:00-5:00 pm

Animals have long captured the eye of the artist. And, over the years, Woodstock artists have not been immune to applying their creative skills to interpreting the animal world. On October 6, the Historical Society of Woodstock will unveil a new exhibit dedicated to the many ways Woodstock artists have depicted various creatures over the years. From Marion Bullard’s timeless stories and illustrations of the creatures in her garden, to the whimsical cats of John Ernst’s watercolors, to Winnifred Haile’s carved wooden dogs and woodland creatures, HSW has opened its archives to offer a look at the love affair between Woodstock artists and the animals that drew their interest.

With an opening party on October 6 from 3-5 pm, all are invited to enjoy the art, books and toys of a number of Woodstock artists including: Charles Rosen, Ethel Magafan, Rosella Hartman, Bruce Ackerman and many more. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit, “All Creatures Great and Small,” will continue on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of October between the hours of 1-5 pm.

(Image: “Cat Playing Piano,” watercolor by John Ernst. Historical Society of Woodstock permanent collection.)

Final Weekend for HSW’s Summer Exhibit... Saturday & Sunday
09/01/2018

Final Weekend for HSW’s Summer Exhibit... Saturday & Sunday

Great Sunday at HSW... talk on Firehouse Lore and Bake Sale. Thanks to all who came out. Great audience.
08/20/2018

Great Sunday at HSW... talk on Firehouse Lore and Bake Sale. Thanks to all who came out. Great audience.

Today (Sunday) - Firehouse Lore panel discussion at 12 and Fabulous HSW Bake Sale 1-4 pm.
08/19/2018

Today (Sunday) - Firehouse Lore panel discussion at 12 and Fabulous HSW Bake Sale 1-4 pm.

Panel Discussion and Bake Sale at HSW This Weekend ...
08/18/2018

Panel Discussion and Bake Sale at HSW This Weekend ...

08/03/2018
Great new exhibit at HSW...
07/07/2018

Great new exhibit at HSW...

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