Saturday, Sept. 21: Historic Huguenot Street’s largest event on indigenous history and culture to date, the program highlights the efforts and accomplishments of Chief Hendrick Aupaumut in particular.
The historical museum will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Saturday, September 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a party featuring a scavenger hunt and other activities for kids, refreshments, tours, and more. When you stop by, be sure and schedule time to look through the astounding collection of antique tools, photographs, clothing, and other vestiges of the town’s history.
Saturday, Sept. 21: It was Winston Churchill who, in a 1946 speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, coined the term “Iron Curtain” to characterize the growing divide between the capitalist and communist wings of the World War II Allies. Churchill’s granddaughter, the noted artist Edwina Sandys, MBE, has called the Berlin Wall “the physical embodiment of the Iron Curtain.” After the Wall was dismantled in 1989, the reunited German government gave Sandys her pick of eight of its concrete panels to use as a medium for her art.
This column includes tidbits from local papers about the amazing volunteer effort that took place to build the Hasbrouck Park playground in September of 1995. Enjoy these words of 25 years ago:
Saturday, August 24 : There will be two vintage base ball (yes, two words) games between the Mountain Athletic Club of Fleischmanns and the Atlantic Base Ball Club of Brooklyn at the Grahamsville Fairgrounds. The first game will be played by the rules in effect in 1864, and the second game will be played by rules from 1895.
Her figure will be added to a previously planned sculpture of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
What was Woodstock like in the years before we lent our name to a generation? What, for this purpose, might Mill Hill Road have presented to the passerby before the world “found” us in the years prior to a certain festival? (Even though we were doing quite well, thank you.)
Saturday, Aug. 17: Don Terpening, a professor emeritus of biology, will present various medicines, implements, and techniques that were used by physicians during the Revolutionary War, as well as discuss the role that doctors played and their social standing during this period.
Saturday, Aug. 10: While the focus this year is on the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair on Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, what gets lost in the shuffle is the struggle the town of Woodstock endured in dealing with an influx of people after the music was over.
Saturday, Aug. 10: Ethnoecologist Justin Wexler will be your guide for “Summers of Growth: Fruits, Greens and Sun,” the third in a series of four nature treks collectively titled “Everywhere at Home: How Local Native People Once Lived with the Land.”