Autumn History Stroll is Oct. 6 in Margaretville

A leisurely walk in the Village of Margaretville on Sunday, Oct. 6 will combine the season’s colors with some local history at an event to benefit the Historical Society of Middletown (HSM) Building Fund.
The Autumn History Stroll from 1 to 4 p.m. will be an easy walking tour covering about a half mile with stops to visit interiors of three distinctive homes and a church.
Hear architectural and family histories at Gail Lennstrom’s 1926 kit-built house with its arts and crafts sensibility; Phil and Carol O’Beirne’s 1939 stone house built by a local mason for his daughter; a sumptious 1896 Victorian owned by Tom and Connie Jeffers, and the venerable Presbyterian Church, dedicated in 1895.
Church pastor Shirley Davis will talk about the evolution of the Presbyterian congregation while visitors view a display of photos and artifacts. Then they’ll go downstairs for a quick tour of the Catskill Mountain Model Railroad Club’s impressive HO train layout featuring some local scenes and buildings.
At the last stop, the Jeffers’, tour goers will get to see all three floors of this beautiful home, as well as one of the most well-equipped woodworking shops in the area. Guests will enjoy a delectable buffet of finger foods prepared by the four homeowners.
Between stops, HSM tour guides will share anecdotes and stories about some of the Village’s other landmarks.
Space is limited. Reserve your spot ($25 per person) by October 1. Reservations and info: 845-586-4973; history@catskill.net.
For more information on this and other upcoming programs, visit mtownhistory.org where you can become a member of HSM and donate to the Campaign for a Middletown History Center.