2017 Events

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Docent Amy Taylor and a rapt group of tour goers at Bedell.

Sunday Cemetery Strolls

Learn about personalities from the past in 1-hour guided tours. Wear comfortable shoes; grounds are uneven and there is some uphill walking. Tours start at 2 p.m. $5 per person. April 30: Clovesville and Bnai Israel Cemeteries. Old Rte 28 east of Fleischmanns May 28: Margaretville Cemetery. A Memorial Day tribute to veterans of all […]

Sat., June 17, Before Belleayre

An illustrated talk by Diane Galusha on the rich, famous and forgotten of Highmount, a railroad resort community before two ski centers made it a winter sports destination. 7 p.m. HSM Hall, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville


Sun., July 9 – Women’s Lives: A Domestic History

“Women’s Lives: A Domestic History,” a talk by Connie Jeffers, with tastings from The Woman Suffrage Cookbook 1886. HSM Hall, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. 3 p.m. A NYS Suffrage Centennial Event.

Chris Carey on banjo

Sun., July 16 Concert by Delaware Dulcimores

  “Remembering the Ladies” is the title of this program of music by and about women, some specific to the Suffrage Movement. Followed by dessert buffet. HSM Hall, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. 2 p.m.

Wed., July 26 Suffrage Parade and Film

Wed., July 26 Suffrage Parade and Film

Walk down Main Street, Margaretville from Binnekill Park to the Open Eye Theater, meet the characters of the new musical “Seneca Falls,” and watch the 13-minute film, “Into the Light,” on the life and death of Suffragette Inez Milholland. Free. A NYS Suffrage Centennial Event. 7 p.m.

Dick Sanford talks about his life with the News

Sat., Aug. 12 History as it Happened

Stories from the pages of the Catskill Mountain News, artfully told by guest readers. Celebrating 115 years of Sanford-family ownership, 1902-1917. HSM Hall, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville.

Sat., Sept. 23 Cauliflower Festival

Visit the History Tent at this popular festival that celebrates our rural, agricultural heritage. 10-4. Free

Sat., Oct. 21 Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Lunch at Noon, meeting at 1, presentation at 1:30 p.m.: “It Ain’t Nice Fur Purty: Tales from the Age of Homespun,” by Bill Horne, author of “The Improbable Community: Camp Woodland and the American Democratic Ideal.” This talk will feature Mike Todd, George Edwards and other local elders whose stories, skills and music were beloved […]