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The Sullivan County Historical Society Presents
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Critically acclaimed new play “LION OF ANACOSTIA: The Final Interview of Frederick Douglass” will be presented as a reading at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville on Sunday July 2nd at 2pm. The play premiered in Monticello during Black History month in Feb 2017 and was well received as a reading at the Crawford Library in Monticello. The Sullivan County Historical Society has scheduled a repeat performance to coincide with Douglass’ famous “Fourth of July” oration of 1852.
This story explores the unique friendship of two Historical Legends: Frederick Douglass and activist Susan B. Anthony from the Abolition Era before the Civil War and through the Women’s Suffragette Movement of the late 19th Century. In addition, it explores the life of Frederick Douglass, his rise from slavery to statesman and his unique bond with historical figures of his time especially John Brown and Abraham Lincoln.
An excellent source of information about people From Sullivan County is a high school year book. This past year, the Sullivan County Historical Society has been fortunate to receive two yearbook collections. Allan Wolkoff, historian for the Town of Thompson, donated his collection of Monticello high School yearbooks and the Callicoon Library donated their duplicate copies of the Delaware Valley High School yearbooks.
At this time, the SCHS would like to fill in the gaps of our yearbook collections. We are need of the following:
A new permanent exhibit “The Military Room” is opening at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville on Saturday, November 19th from 2:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. Uniforms from the Civil War through Desert Storm are representative of some of those who served proudly from Sullivan County. Memorabilia is also on display with items from the Civil War through post WW II. A round table is available for those who wish to participate beginning at 2:30 p.m. Refreshments.
For information: 845-434-8044
A current exhibit at the Sullivan County Historical Society is “A History of Sullivan County Farms” created by SCHS board member and volunteer, Fred Fries. The exhibits contain many farm artifacts and pictures donated by Fred. The background barn siding wall is even from a building on his property. Many of the pictures are from the Livingston Manor – Shandelee parts of Sullivan County.