March and April News of the Sullivan County Historical Society
There will not be a First Sunday Concert in April because the auditorium is being used for the Annual BOCES Sullivan County Schools Art Exhibit.
Look for notifications regarding the May 5 First Sunday Concert.
The BOCES Art Exhibit will be on display through Tuesday, April 9. Please take time to see the work of Sullivan County's Budding Artist.
March is Red Cross Month. The Red Cross exhibit also runs through the month of March. Betty Popovich of the Red Cross has set up a marvelous display of photographs from the past relating to the Red Cross in Sullivan County. A hand made quilt by the Livingston Manor Red Cross ca. 1919 is also on display. Handouts regarding "Be Red Cross Ready" are available at no charge.
A display has been created to recognize the 150th anniversary of the Town of Delaware.
Looking forward to seeing you at the museum in Hurleyville.
ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE PROJECT IN THOMPSON. A presentation at the Grahamsville Time and the Valleys Museum will be held on Sunday, April 7 at 1 PM. Project co-chairman Gordon MacAdam and committee member Paul Lounsbury will do a PowerPoint presentation about the 20 one room schools that existed in Thompson between 1818 and 1960. Seven historic plaques were erected in 2019 and eight additional ones were just approved with six more pending. The program will run approximately one hour.
The Sullivan County Historical Society is pleased to be part of this project.
Bluegrass guitarist Roy Streever was born in the old Callicoon Hospital and grew up in Western Sullivan County listening to the folk music of the sixties. He has been performing for many years, and is currently a member of the Hudson Valley bluegrass band “Oxford Depot”. Oxford Depot plays old time traditional music on traditional bluegrass instruments. The other band members are; Leon Swyka, bass, Ed Ackerly, banjo, Carl Kubie, fiddle, and Kevin Monahan, mandolin.
As part of the Sullivan County Historical Societies “First Sunday Music and History” concerts, Oxford Depot will give a performance and talk at the Sullivan County Museum on Sunday, January 6th (snow date January 13th). Doors open at 1:30 and the music starts at 2pm.
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.