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A Wicked Christmas

If you can believe it, History & Heritage has been around for three years. During that time our readership has continued to grow. We have expanded in ways that we could not imagine when  first starting this blog. During this season, we, here at History and Heritage  would like to thank our readers, for without you this blog [...]

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Deepest History of the Hudson Valley From 15,000 b.c.e. to 1830 c.e

Historian and member of the New Paltz Historical Society, Dr.Thomas Mounkhall will talk about the role World History played in the Hudson Valley. World history (not to be confused with diplomatic or international history) is a field of historical study that emerged as a distinct academic field in the 1980s. It examines history from a [...]

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Find Your Park in Hyde Park

On August 25th 1916 President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill creating an official agency that would “conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for future generations.” This [...]

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Top Cottage and a longing for Peace

Have you ever longed for a place of your own? A home away from home where you can live the way you want to live and get away from it all? If so, than you have something in common with our 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The man who brought this country through a Great [...]

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Plattekill Historical Society to Present Informal Antiques Appraisal on June 18, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On Saturday, June 18, the Plattekill Historical Society will welcome back antiques experts Walter Marquez, owner of the Antiques Barn at Water Street Market and Sanford Levy, owner of Jenkinstown Antiques. Members and guests are encouraged to bring an item or two of interest for Mr. Marquez and Mr. Levy to informally [...]

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Celebrate 100 Years of the National Parks Service with the Plattekill Historical Society

On Saturday, May 21, 2016, the Plattekill Historical Society will welcome back postcard expert John Duda, coordinator of the Katterskill Postcard Club, for a special presentation on the National Parks System Centennial. The Centennial celebrates a century of stewardship of America’s national parks and engaging of communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs. Mr. [...]

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Wallkill Valley Land Trust’s 6th Annual Historic House Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Vals Osborne Phone: 845-255-6133 Email: Houses on the Land: Sherwood’s Forest – Rural Lloyd from the Wetlands to the River The Wallkill Valley Land Trust’s 6th annual Houses on the Land tour will take place on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. This year’s tour explores the fascinating legacy of the Town [...]

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Nathaniel Booth – A brief insight into a forgotten man

Diaries are personal and confidential works of our own creation. They can be our mini biographies which we may or may not wish for others to see. About 9 years ago when I started my career in public history I began seriously keeping a diary. I have written stories of encounters with visitors, research projects, [...]

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Historic Huguenot Street Upgrades 2016 Tours With Renowned Interpretive Specialist Bill Weldon

NEW PALTZ, NY (April 15, 2016) – Historic Huguenot Street will officially launch its 2016 season on Saturday, May 7 from 10 am – 5:30 pm. The organization has spent the last 6 months working with Bill Weldon, former director at the National Association of Interpretation (NAI) and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, to develop a [...]

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Historic Ulster County in Gingerbread

A Holiday Display at Bevier House Museum December 5 and 12, 2015 (Marbletown, NY) – A delightful holiday season exhibition of historic Ulster County buildings, created from gingerbread, will be on display at the Bevier House Museum in Marbletown during two consecutive Saturday open house celebrations. The gingerbread house exhibition will take place on Saturday, [...]

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    AJ Schenkman

    A.J. Schenkman is the author of numerous books and articles. He is Consulting Historian for Historic Huguenot Street and Town of Gardiner Historian. Read Full

    Elizabeth Werlau

    Elizabeth Werlau is an English teacher in the Hudson Valley and is the historian for the Town of Plattekill in Ulster County. She has authored and contributed to several books on regional history, including her most recent publication, Murder and ... Read Full

    Debra Conway

    A former Features writer/Columnist for the Times Herald-Record and Director of Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History in Narrowsburg, Debra Conway is currently the Executive Director of The Delaware Company, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ... Read Full

    Matthew Colon

    Matthew Colon enjoyed nearly a decade in public history working and volunteering for organizations including Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site and the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands. Read Full

    Shannon Butler

    Shannon Butler is a Park Ranger of Interpretation and Education at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site in Hyde Park New York. She has also interpreted the Senate House State Historic Site in Kingston New York. Read Full
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