2020 Events

Calendar of Events for 2020

Sat-Sun, May 30-31 Relic Hunt RESCHEDULED TO AUG 15-16

4th Annual Catskill Mountain Relic Hunt. Members of Nor’easters Metal Detecting Club return to see what’s beneath the sod at several historic homes and farms. Click here to become a club member and participate.

Sat., June 6, 10 a.m. Scottish Roots talk POSTPONED, DATE TBA

New Kingston’s Scottish Roots. Bovina Historian Ray LaFever brings an illustrated presentation on 19th-century Scottish immigrants. Focusing on New Kingston, he will talk about the Elliotts and Scotts and the interaction between New Kingston and Bovina Scottish families, particularly seen in their churches. This is a Headwaters History Days event. 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville 12455 […]

Sat., June 20, 4-7 p.m. Cemetery Tour CANCELLED

8th Living History Cemetery Tour. Meet compelling characters from the past who now lie in Margaretville Cemetery. $20; children under 15 free. Reserve a tour time: 845-586-4736 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR 2020. TENTATIVE NEW DATE: June 19, 2021

Sat., July 11, 10-3 Stone School Family Day

Family Day at the Stone School House: A Bicentennial Celebration, with authentic lessons, outdoor games, exhibits. Bring a picnic! 39579 NYS Rte 28/30 Margaretville (Dunraven), 2 miles south of Margaretville, 12455

Wed., July 22, 7-9 p.m. How to Weed Your Attic

How to Weed Your Attic: Getting Rid of Junk without Destroying History. What makes documents and artifacts historically valuable? How do you decide what to toss, or give to a repository? How do you take care of the things you want to keep? This is an illustrated talk by archivist-authors Elizabeth Dow and Lucinda Cockrell. […]

Sun., Aug. 2, 2-3:30 p.m. Marker Dedication

Historic Marker Dedication and reception at Margaretville Mountain Inn, birthplace of the commercial cauliflower growing industry in the Catskills. 1478 Margaretville Mountain Rd., Margaretville 12455

Sat., Aug. 22, 4-6 p.m. History on Wheels

History on Wheels. A tour of Denny Herzberg’s vintage 15- car collection, with the intriguing stories behind the vehicles. 885 Denver Run Road (end of Walker Road), Denver, 12421

Sat., Sept. 12, 3-5 p.m. Mappy Hour!

Mappy Hour! 15 maps provide an up-close look at road, property ownership and place name changes over 200 years in Middletown. Maps presented by local historians. MTC community building, Academy St., Margaretville, 12455. Refreshments!

Sat., Sept. 26, 10-4 Cauliflower Festival

14th Annual Cauliflower Festival. Food, farms, music and family fun! Tractor Parade at 11, Catskill Conquest Endurance Run vehicles on display, exhibits and more in the History Tent. Margaretville Village Park.

Sat., Oct. 24, 12-2:30 Annual Meeting, Luncheon

HSM Annual Meeting and Luncheon. Illustrated talk by Chuck D’Imperio, author of “Open House: 35 Historic Upstate New York Homes.” Reservations required. $20. 845-586-2860. 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville, 12455