Anthony Liberatore looks at 1846 bible in 1833 "Yellow Church"

A few images from Headwaters History Days, 2018

Sat., May 5 Trivia Challenge!

Test your knowledge of history, art, science, sports and pop culture at this HSM fundraiser, with MC Jim Rauter. Awards, door prizes, refreshments. Teams of 2 and 4 welcome. $25/person. HSM Hall, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville.  7 p.m. Register: 845-586-4689.

Sat-Sun, June 2-3 Underground History

Second annual relic hunt at historic sites throughout Middletown by Northeast Metal Detectors Club. BBQ and show ‘n tell Saturday. Registration required to participate. Fee. FMI: michelott@aol.com; 845-586-4973.

Sat., June 9 Trees, Skis and the Triple Cs

An illustrated talk at HSM Hall, 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville, by Diane Galusha, author of Another Day, Another Dollar: The Civilian Conservation Corps in the Catskills. Followed by a short hike through a local CCC plantation. This is a Headwaters History Days presentation. Admission by donation. 10 a.m.

Sat., July 7 Living History Cemetery Tour

Halcottsville Cemetery, Old River Road, Halcottsville. Tales of heartache, hard work, and the joys and secrets of small town life told by ten former residents. $20. Reservations required. To reserve a tour time (4-7 p.m.) or FMI: 845-586-4736. Rain date July 8.

Sat., Sept. 8 Family History Afternoon

Genealogy for Beginners with Doris Warner, 1 p.m.; Preserving Photos, Heirlooms and Keepsakes with Ray LaFever, 2 p.m.; Down Memory Lane: Share stories of favorite people, places and objects, 3 p.m. Bring photos and postcards to be scanned for the HSM archives! Admission by donation.

Sat., Oct. 27 Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Charles Yaple, author of “Jacob’s Land,” will speak on “The Revolution comes to Pakatakan.” $20. Reservations required: 845-586-2860. Noon-2:30 (Note new date)

Rafting down the Delaware — audio history

Bill Horne’s presentation at the HSM Annual Meeting Oct. 23 gave us a chance to hear voices from the past, namely Mike Todd, legendary hunter and woodsman, and Orson Slack, a former raftsman on the Delaware. Horne’s book, The Improbable Community: Camp Woodland and the American Democratic Ideal, chronicles the relationship between the youngsters at […]

Volunteers Kacey Chuili and Tony Tulumello are all smiles

Sat., Sept. 27 Cauliflower Festival

Cauliflower Festival, Food, art and community exhibits, kids activities, Tractor Parade, “Animals on the Farm” exhibit in the History Tent. Free. Maragretville Village Park. 10-3

Preserving cemetery history

Preservation of the history contained in burial grounds is relegated to a small group of dedicated caretakers without the resources, time and often energy to take care of the sacred places with which they are entrusted. HSM member Ed Stewart passed along this article from Nebraska about a woman who has made it her life’s […]