Upcoming Events

Nineteenth Century Base Ball Showcase

FREE Grahamsville Fairgrounds The Mountain Athletic Club (MAC) of Fleischmanns will face off with the Atlantic Base Ball Club of Brooklyn for a double-header of 1864 and 1895 rules base ball. “These are no ordinary ball games,” states Collin Miller, captain of the MAC. “The players and the style of play will resemble what your…

Walking With the Water

Members: FREE, non-members: $5 The Rondout Neversink Stream Program will present a short history of community interactions with local rivers and their lasting impacts, as well as a review of how we harness the value of our creeks and streams today. The talk will be followed by a tour of the water-powered shop and riparian…

Denning History Afternoon

FREE Have conversations and reunions while viewing rich collections from Claryville and the Town of Denning that bring life to the history of the Upper Neversink and Upper Rondout valleys. Included in the afternoon are collections from two Denning families, “What’s New at Town Hall” as well as an option to ask for help with…

The Red Apple Rest

Members: FREE, non-members: $5 An entertaining inside story of how Reuben Freed’s roadside eatery became the famous Red Apple Rest, a legendary restaurant open from the 1930s through the 1980s on New York’s Route 17. Located midway between New York City and the resorts of the Catskill Mountains, the restaurant served as a who’s who…

Embroidery: Beyond Cross Stitch!

Members: $3, non-members: $5 Hand embroidery is an ancient custom but ever popular for projects of all sizes and styles. Join Phyllis (Penny) Coombe and friends to learn basic embroidery stitches including stem/outline, French knots, straight, back stitch, fishbone, and satin while making this picture in a four inch hoop that serves as a frame.…

Neversink History Afternoon

FREE Photos, records, stories and artifacts from the town of Neversink. The afternoon includes a special program: Catskill Bog Land by Michael Kudish, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Paul Smith’s College Division of Forestry. Dr. Kudish has sampled hundreds of bogs in the Catskill area, and will talk on his interesting findings from several local bogs.

Shawangunk Ridge and Towns: Then and Now

Members: FREE, non-members: $5 Talk by Ronald Knapp and Michael O’Donnell on their book, The Gunks (Shawangunk Mountains) Ridge and Valley Towns Through Time. The Gunks, renowned for stunning landscapes, rugged topography, glistening grey-white escarpments, magnificent Victorian hotels and precipitation-fed lakes, are framed by the valleys of the Rondout Creek and the Wallkill River. While…