Larry Ravdin by Marisa ScheinfeldHurleyville, NY – The Sullivan County Historical Society, located inside the Sullivan County Cultural Center and Museum in Hurleyville, cordially invites you to a free musical performance featuring renowned local saxophonist Larry Ravdin on Sunday, May 6, from 2-3 p.m.

Larry spent 30 years playing with the Concord Orchestra and has accompanied such greats as Sammy Davis Jr., Rita Moreno and Chita Rivera. Between songs, Larry will share some of his personal stories of life in the time of the historic Catskill resorts of Sullivan County.

The musical group Little Sparrow will host the program. The event is free, and everyone is welcome!  

This series of performances will continue on the first Sunday of each month. Donations are welcomed to benefit the Sullivan County Historical Society.

The Cultural Center is located at 265 Main Street in the revitalized downtown of Hurleyville. For more information, visit or call 845-434-8044.

Photo of Larry Ravdin used with permission of photographer Marisa Scheinfeld.

Republican Watchman 1909 08 13 01 1SCR1873 04 17 1We 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.




Read more: Our Digitized Newspaper collection is now available to the public!

the BusSunday 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

CookeThe 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. 

IMG 1738An 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:

Read more: High School Yearbook Request



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Coming Events

06 May 2018
02:00PM - 03:00PM
Sax and Stories
Sullivan County Museum

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