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.
In celebration of spring, 2013, the Sullivan County Historical Society has on display in the downstairs foyer glass case a collection of ladies' hats. Each of these ladies' head-dressea represents different historical eras; the earliest hat being dated as far back as 1845.
This exhibit has been created by the SCHS Museum's Exhibit Director Sharon Thorpe. With each hat style representing a particular era, Sharon, through the exhibit, challenges visitors to accurately guess the era which each particular hat represents.
As always, the SCHS Musuem is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This has been a very popular exhibit. There were artifacts, books, pictures , and even a Civil War encampment complete with a tent, fire pit and checker board.
NOTE: This exhibit will close on January 10th 2016
The Sullivan County Historical Society is opening in July an exhibit of "The Concord Hotel" at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville. At its peak, the hotel, with 1,200 rooms, was the largest full service resort in the world!
The exhibit will explore the hotel's history from a modest 35 room building in the mid 1930s through its closing in 1998.
Featured will be photos, memorabilia, lectures, round tables, music, etc.