Thursday, July 26: It’s an endless tug-of-war that Woodstockers wage – even more so in the digital age – but someone, everyone, needs to do it. On Thursday evening, local producer/director and documentary filmmaker Stephen Blauweiss will host a multimedia event at the Woodstock Playhouse that will give some sense of the value of what is always endangered.
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The Society for the Preservation of Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture welcomes new members.
Saturday, July 14: Explore America’s oldest private homes in a National Historic Landmark Village.
Saturday, June 2: Wallkill Valley Land Trust’s popular Historic House Tour explores the architectural gems of mysterious Plattekill.
Fun fact: The name “Plattekill” was derived from the calm stream – platte kill or “flat water” in Dutch – running through it.
Saturday, May 26: The museum will open its season with a grand Community Event featuring live music, a food truck, children’s activities, and tours and hikes on the North Family grounds, where the utopian project throve from 1787 to 1947.
Saturday, May 19: Hop aboard the bus and learn about the immigrants of 1710 who established West Camp. This docent-led tour offers views of some of the 68 stone houses in Asbury, Saxton and Blue Mountain.
William B. Rhoads’ new book & exhibition about Charles S. Keefe puts the Kingston architect back on the historical map. The Friends of Historic Kingston will offer a self-guided driving tour of 15 Keefe buildings, so you can check out Keefe’s architecture for yourself.
Pulitzer Prizewinner Edna St. Vincent Millay has stood the test of time both as poet, feminist and cultural icon. Without help, Steepletop, her 200-acre preserved home and grounds in the Columbia County town of Austerlitz, will close to the public.
Saturday, April 28: All the historic houses on the tour started as one- or two-room houses. Most of them were constructed of stone, while others had stone foundations and were built of clapboard. Over the centuries, the houses were expanded. The houses on this tour reflect a range of the decisions owners had to make: how much of the original house should be preserved, what features should be kept, what features could be added.
Saturday, April 21: The show spotlights more than 150 colorful World War II posters drawn from the Library’s enormous collection of more than 3,000 wartime posters. Among the talented graphic artists who created these posters for government agencies were Norman Rockwell, N. C. Wyeth, Ben Shahn and Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss).