Thanks to a grant from the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the Sullivan County Historical Society will present the fourth in its new series of monthly music and history programs. July’s program will feature Hurleyville resident Rick Nestler. The event will take place at the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY.
Rick is a Grammy award winning songwriter, antinuclear activist, Hudson River Troubadour and personal friend of the late Pete Seeger. He’s been making music for over 40 years at “square dances, hoots and jams; in parks, at rallies, in galleries, on picket lines, in bars, and on the streets and stages”. He is also a licensed sea captain who worked, performed and taught environmental education on Pete Seeger’s legendary “Sloop Clearwater”.
We recently undertook the project of digitizing our collection of the Republican Watchman Newspapers from 1909 and 1910.
These are now available for viewing at the Sullivan County Museum. We also have some from the Sullivan County Record
All of these newspapers are searchable and indexed for ease of finding information and subjects that appear in them.
Sunday March 4th will kick off a new, free program at the Museum called Songs and Stories of the Sixties. The event will take place on the 1st Sunday of each month from 2:00 to 3:00p.m. Guest musicians will perform songs from the sixties and the famous Woodstock concert. Guest speakers will, talk about their experience of the changing culture, the Woodstock Festival and the music.
Little Sparrow will host the event in the “Time Line /Woodstock Theater room at the Sullivan County Museum. For more information please call 845-434-8044
The newest acquisition at the Gift Shop at the Sullivan County Historical Society is David Gold’s latest book, Judge Cooke. David Gold is a South Fallsburg native who has an interest as well as a PhD in History. Judge Lawrence Cooke was the former Chief Judge of New York State and a lifelong resident of Monticello, NY. The book takes a look at Judge Cooke as a person as well as a respected jurist.
The Sullivan County Historical Society at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville has an entire room devoted to Judge Lawrence Cooke available for the public to visit.
The book is available for purchase in the Gift Shop for $12 or by mail $12 plus $3 s/h.