Author Greg Robinson will discuss the conflict between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt over the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
“If it hadn’t been for Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Woodstock might not be what it is today,” town historian Alf Evers told me one afternoon, speaking of the turn-of-the-century novelist, poet, nonfiction writer, feminist thinker, controversial social commentator and women’s suffrage activist.
Organizers of the memorial to the indigent of Ulster County are ready to take the next step: get the statue
Part mischievous trickster, part Old-World aristocrat, László Ocskay saved over 2000 Jews from the Holocaust. But because of Cold War politics, few in his native Hungary knew about it. He lived his last years quietly in Kingston. Recognition came later.
There were originally over 300 covered bridges in New York State. Only 23 still exist.
A reluctant veteran looks back…and shudders.
One town hosted both American Nazis and some of the earliest folkies.
West Park’s Hilda Worthington Smith put her fortune and education to practical use by running a summer training program in the liberal arts for disadvantaged girls: factory and millworkers.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, the town clerk kept a record of the community’s slaves.
The Sullivan County site, now home to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, is 10 miles west of Monticello on Rt. 17B and over 50 miles southwest of the festival’s namesake town. In August 1969, more than 400,000 people traveled to Max Yasgur’s dairy farm for the now-famous three-day music festival.