The Sullivan County Historical Society invites you to the opening of its new exhibit commemorating the centennial of World War I titled “The Great War – World War I”. The opening will take place on June 16 and 17.
At 2 p.m. both days, there will be a special performance by the Catskill Readers Theatre. Members of the theater group will perform music of the era and read archival letters sent to the folks at home during the war. Some of the veterans writing home came from Monticello, Fallsburg, Middletown, Glen Wild, Liberty, and Parksville.
The program will be held at the Sullivan County Museum and Cultural Center, 265 Main Street, Hurleyville. The exhibition and performance will look back at World War I and the Sullivan County families who had relatives that served. The event will include a video of images relating to the war.
The performances on June 16 and 17 are part of the New York “Path Through History” weekend. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday, and Sunday 1-4:30 p.m.
Admission is free; however, donations are accepted. For more information, visit www.scnyhistory.org or call 845-434-8044.
The exhibit of WWI memorabilia, pictures and articles will continue to be on display until “Armistice Day”, November 11, 2018. If you have artifacts that you would like to donate or loan to the Sullivan County Historical Society for this display, please call President Suzanne Cecil at 845-434-8044.