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Jun 27, 2016 | 00:00 am
On June 27, 1950, President Harry S. Truman announces that he is ordering U.S. air and naval forces to South Korea to aid the democratic nation in repulsing an invasion by communist North Korea. The United States was undertaking the[…]Read more...
On- , at the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main Street, Hurleyville, the Sullivan County Historical Society will present the opening of their new, permanent exhibit ‘THE BORSCHT BELT,’ featuring resorts of that era.
There will be a talk by Sullivan County Historian John Conway and Patti Greco will entertain with music from “The Golden Age.”
When the colony that is now New York State established its first twelve counties in 1683, the present Sullivan County was part of Ulster County. In 1809, Sullivan County was split from Ulster County.
In the late 19th century, the Industrial Revolution and the advent of factories driven by water power along the streams and rivers led to an increase in population attracted to the jobs. Hamlets enlarged into towns.
Lifestyle and Household furniture and neccesaties have changed a lot since the days the county was formed.
This Exhibit will show what the typical home life was like with displays of Furniture, stoves, clothing and what home life was like for the average resident of Sullivan County over the year.
Sharon Thorpe, associate curator of the Sullivan County Historical Society, is installing the finishing touches on a new exhibit at the Sullivan County Museum, in Hurleyville, NY. She gathered authentic materials spanning two centuries of life in Sullivan County, bringing vivid descriptions of specific eras. Her intent is to show life in a time before modern conveniences became available.
New “bunting” for the roof is coming; - blue tarp like in so many other places in the county will gleam from the highest peak on the oldest schoolhouse in Hurleyville. The roof is leaking and “new bunting” in the form of big plastic sheets is covering important historical artifacts on the second floor. The volunteers there all are protecting the treasures twice or three times as old as they are. Sullivan County history buffs are a dedicated people, working under the most diligent rules of perfection. Storing things so they can be found when needed is an art and devotion. The S.C. Historical Society needs volunteers willing to add some ‘hands’ and a good mind to help preserve the work of historical factors.