2009 Events

Below is the list of 2009 HSM Events.

Half Moon Then and NowSat., Feb. 28, 11 a.m. Fairview Public Library, 43 Walnut St., Margaretville. “Henry’s Excellent Adventure: The Half Moon, Then and Now,” an illustrated talk about Henry Hudson’s 1609 voyage, and the re-creation of his ship, by Half Moon Chief Engineer Kipp Van Aken. Dutch language lesson included! (Snow date: Mar. 7) Free for HSM members, $2 non-members. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Sat., May 9, 1 p.m., Unveiling of historic marker at Galli Curci and Todd Mtn. Rds, Highmount; with remarks by author Dorothy Kubik; followed at 2 p.m. by an illustrated talk by Doug Odell: “Isaac Graham’s War,” about a local “soldier” in the Anti-Rent War of the 1840s. Dry Brook Community Hall, Dry Brook Rd., 9 miles from Route 28 in Arkville. Free for HSM members, $2 non-members. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Sat., May 23, 11 a.m., Fleischmanns Community Church, Main Street. “Threads: Quilters Talk About Their Craft,” demonstration and discussion by four accomplished local quilters (Peg Barnes, Virginia Hull, Leslie Gray, Arlene Vrooman), in conjunction with quilt show. Screening of video about Sun Bonnet Quilters, by Melissa Cooperman. Free.

Sat., Sept. 26, 10-4, Margaretville Village Park. Cauliflower Festival. History Tent displays on “The Business of Farming – Creameries In and Around Middletown,” and “Maple Memories.” Sat., Oct. 3, 10 a.m., Halcottsville Fire Hall, Main St., Halcottsville. “You CAN Get There From Here.” Find out about former roads of Middletown at a roundtable discussion and viewing of historic maps, followed by an easy, one-mile fall foliage walk on an old road. Sponsored by Historical Society of the Town of Middletown. Free.

Sat., Oct. 17, 12-2:30 p.m., New Kingston Valley Grange Hall, Cemetery Rd., Margaretville. Historical Society of the Town of Middletown Annual Meeting. Open to the public. Luncheon at Noon, reservations ($15) required by Oct. 12 (845-586-4448; history@catskill.net). Followed by business meeting and free featured program at 1:30 p.m. “From Muscles to Motors on the Farm: Henry Ford and the Great American Tractor Wars, 1910-30,” by Dr. Milton Sernett, Professor Emeritus at Syracuse University.

Nov. 27, 3-6 p.m. The Commons, Main Street, Margaretville. Plein Air Art Auction and Reception. Original watercolors and drawings of historic sites in the Town of Middletown offered through silent auction to benefit Historical Society of the Town of Middletown. Wine and cheese reception, music by harpist Hannah Lamont, note cards for sale.