The ‘‘Our town’’ column is compiled each month by Carol Johnson of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection. The entries have been copied from the July issues of the New Paltz Independent. To get a closer look at these newspapers of the past, visit the staff of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection at the Elting Memorial Library at 93 Main Street in New Paltz, or call 255-5030.
Some argue the statues of Henry Hudson, George Clinton and Peter Stuyvesant should be removed because of their actions and statements on race.
Adjusting to daylight savings time, Commencement Week at the Normal School, and preparations for the Ulster County Fair.
“We were blessed not knowing what we didn’t know,” recalled Sasha Gillman, now in her ninth decade.
“The high rents and general congestion in New York City and vicinity are driving people into the country. Most of the purchases of real estate in our village of late have been by city people.” Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
Where is Our Historian? follows staff historian Bill Merchant’s exploration of the remains of the 108-mile D&H Canal from Honesdale, PA to the Rondout in Kingston. The D&H Canal Virtual Museum is a tour that highlights the exhibits in the current museum. You can ask questions every Sunday at 2 p.m. on the D&H Facebook Live show, Sunday Afternoons With Our Historian.
The Friends of Historic Saugerties has cancelled its history talks that were planned for May and June. The group does
Joining other institutions, Historic Huguenot Street has launched a new online programming initiative that includes videos, hands-on activities, special deals from the museum shop, and new ways to participate and explore its exhibitions, archives and collection.
This is not the first time that Highland Central School District has been closed for a pandemic and had to turn to “distance learning” to keep their students engaged in their schoolwork. During a pandemic in 1957 that closed their schools for a period of time, a two-cent stamp and a postcard served as their distance learning tools during the closure.
The world hasn’t seen a pandemic like this one in 100 years. With luck, in a year or two life