Calendar of Events for 2019

Wed., Aug. 14 Middletown Melodrama

7 p.m. An original theatrical starring local thespians, written and directed by Marge Miller. A bit of mid-summer silliness, with music! HSM Hall. Admission by donation.

Sat., August 17 Ghosts on the Land (DATE CHANGE)

“Ghosts on the Land: How Hardscrabble Farmers Changed History.” A two-part program by writer/researcher Jennifer Kabat, who invites visitors to explore remnants of an early homestead (meet at 5:30 p.m. at 1314 Bull Run Road, Margaretville; jenkabat@gmail.com). Followed at 7 p.m. by illustrated talk on the Anti-Rent War, its local players and connections to 19th-century […]

Friday, Aug. 23, 5-7 p.m. “The Grange Revisited”

“The Grange Revisited,” a talk by Amy Taylor on the influential advocacy and support organization to which every farm family once belonged. Former Grangers are warmly invited to share their memories, followed by a simple supper of soup and home-made bread and a delectable dessert auction. Admission by donation.

Fri., Aug. 30, RockNRoll Cruise-In!

5-8 p.m. Vintage cars, vendors, chicken BBQ. Rock out with The Fishercats in tribute to the 50th anniversary of Woodstock! Free screening of ‘Demon on Wheels,’ starring Mike Ondish and his restored ’68 Mustang, 7 p.m., upstairs at The Commons. Meet Mike and his local drag racing comrades at the HSM tent and sit behind […]

Sat., Sept. 21 Cauliflower Festival

10-4. 13th Annual Cauliflower Festival, Margaretville Village Park. Tractor Parade at 11. Catskill Conquest vintage rally vehicles on display. Exhibits and more in the History Tent. Free admission.

Sun., Oct. 6 History Stroll

1-4. History Stroll through Village of Margaretville. Interior tours and refreshments offered at four distinctive locations. Hear stories of the builders and the people who have occupied these homes. Space on this guided tour is limited to 20. $25/person. Reservations required. 845-586-4973.

Sat., Oct. 26 Annual Meeting and Luncheon

12-2:30. Annual Meeting and Luncheon, with illustrated talk, “An Unconventional Childhood: Growing up in Fleischmanns in the 1950s and ‘60s,” with Marilyn Mayes Kaltenborn. Copies of her book available for purchase. HSM Hall. $20. Reservations required. 845-586-2860.