April 2024: Intro to Genealogy, BBQ Tickets, Farm updates, and more!


How are you?  We are doing fine here at the Museum!  Lots to do, with all of the weekend programs and the opening of another season approaching quickly. 

  Intro to Genealogy
Sunday, April 14th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
A Collaborative Program with Four Other Organizations

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 In-person attendance is encouraged

to receive refreshments, handouts,  admission to Museum exhibitions  and to speak with the presenters before and after the program. Our popular chicken BBQ fundraiser is happening soon.   Get your tickets now!

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Following a well-received exhibit last year, the captivating Bittersweet Memories: Lost Towns of the Catskill Watersheds will re-open Memorial Day weekend. The artful interpretations by eighteen local artists will again be on display in our main gallery space.

The artists who were invited to participate each shared some connection to the “lost towns”. They may have had families, relatives or friends who were displaced by the taking of homes and businesses. Some shared a love for the beautiful valleys, mountains, and streams that remain. A few only remember stories told by “old timers” of a life taken from them by eminent domain. Those who more recently moved to the area were motivated to use their talents by bringing to life poignant memories using old black and white provided photographs.

Every few weeks we will feature an artist’s work.  Here is the work of Ann Higgins of Grahamsville, NY:

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View all nine of Ann’s paintings in the exhibition weekends, Memorial Day to the end of September or by appointment.  Ann’s work is available for purchase from now through the end of the exhibition, and may be picked up beginning October 1st.

Call for Volunteers!

Do you have a little time to help catalogue our artifacts and photographs or organize our research room? We have many projects and need a lot of help this year!  If you are detailed oriented and have a little time, PLEASE email me at [email protected] or call 845 985-7700.  You can help as much or as little as you like, work at the Museum or at home, with others or on your own, all during hours that are convenient for you.  Please help!

In my last email I included photos of the progress at the 1930s Catskill Farm.  Well, since that short time ago, the sawmill building is now up! 


That’s it for this time.  I hope you are enjoying the spring, and that I get to see you at the Museum one day soon!