Calendar of Events for 2019

Sat., April 6 Genealogy for Beginners

1-4. The Past is Personal: Genealogy for Beginners. Doris Warner will explain where to find vital statistics, and residency data, personal info and much more to shed light on the lives of your ancestors. She will offer tips on organizing material and linking with other researchers. Fairview Library. $5

Sat., April 13 Writing About Your Ancestors

1-4. The Past is Personal: Your Family History, Writing a Narrative, a workshop to help you craft a narrative, for publication or posterity, using genealogical information you have collected. Led by journalist and family history hunter Violet Snow. Fairview Library. $5

Sat., May 4 The Art of Fishing

4 p.m. “The Art of Fishing,” a beautifully illustrated talk by noted writers and fishing experts Judy and Ed VanPut on how Catskill Mountain art and angling have long intertwined. HSM Hall. This is a FREE Headwaters History Days and Trout Tales event.

June 1-2 Relic Hunt

Relic Hunt by Nor’easters Metal Detecting Club, New Kingston. BBQ June 1. 6 p.m. Registration required.

Sat., June 22 Living History Cemetery Tour

4-7 p.m. Seventh Living History Cemetery Tour. Ten former residents return from the dead to tell their stories. Tours begin every 20 minutes starting at 4, last tour at 6. Margaretville Cemetery, Cemetery Road, just off Main St. $20. Reservations required. 845-586-4736

Sat., June 29 Vintage Baseball

Noon. Vintage baseball game, Mountain Athletic Club vs. Bovina Dairymen. Fleischmanns Park, Wagner Ave. Free admission; donations, souvenir sales benefit HSM Building Fund.

Sat., July 20 Ghosts on the Land

“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 […]

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.

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

5-8 p.m. Vintage cars, vendors, food. 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 the […]

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.