The Saugerties Historic Ramble offers a self-guided tour of approximately 50 different places of significant historical value across the Town and Village on Saturday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “We’re taking a moment to celebrate the history of Saugerties,” said Stefan Yarabek, Chairperson of the Saugerties Town Historic Preservation Commission.
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What better way to spend a sunny Sunday than to look at cars – historic, modified or just beautifully preserved. The Saugerties Antique Auto Club’s display at Cantine Field on Sunday, August 8, offered a good variety of all these, plus some beautifully maintained, if in no way exotic, later-model vehicles.
Describing the survey book as a “book of stories,” Town Historian Audrey Klinkenberg said there are stories of the commissioners of the Town of Saugerties laying out the roads. “There are stories of the people who were aggrieved because the roads were being laid out through their meadows and fields. In one case, over on Mynderse Street, a potato patch.”
The Saugerties Historic Preservation Commission budget for the coming year is zero, down from $15,000 last year.
My family had a soft spot for trains. It started in Ulster County.
The new statue is the work of Vinnie Bagwell, a self-described “untutored artist” previously known for her depictions of luminaries as Ella Fitzgerald, Frederick Douglass and Marvin Gaye. She also sculpts anonymous and allegorical figures, such as those she has created for the Enslaved Africans Rain Garden in her native Yonkers.
“We were blessed not knowing what we didn’t know,” recalled Sasha Gillman, now in her ninth decade.
The Friends of Historic Saugerties has cancelled its history talks that were planned for May and June. The group does
The historically significant Snyder Farm, located on Rt. 212, includes the family’s stone house built in the 1800s, a farm house across the road, one of the few remaining barns built in the Dutch manner, and of course its sledding hill used by generations of Saugerties youngsters each winter.
Woodstock Museum will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Woodstock ‘94 Saugerties on Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 7-10 p.m. at the Senior Center, 207 Market St. There will be slide and video projections, refreshments, and live acoustic music and memories with Paul Luke Band.