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.
Saturday, June 3: Now’s your chance to step inside seven of the town’s most unusual and important houses and farms. Each year, the Wallkill Valley Land Trust conducts its popular and well researched “Houses on the Land” Historic House Tour, and each year the sites visited are thematically linked and impressive.
This town and its environs are packed to the gills with old buildings with incredible stories to tell.
Historic Preservation Commission members thought an exhibit of art portraying local architectural treasures might inspire people to take a new perspective of their surroundings, and perhaps appreciate them more.
Friday-Sunday, May 26-28: Period military vehicles and collections of military uniforms, weapons and insignia from 1917 to the present day will be on display.
Artist Kate McGloughlin’s show, “Requiem for Ashokan — The Story told in Landscape,” will be on view June 3-24 at WAAM, and will include mixed media paintings, solarplate etchings, maps with audio files, and an artist book depicting the loss of home, community, and landscape that took place during the construction of the Ashokan Reservoir.
“Huguenot Street deserves to be an international destination. It’s unique in America.”