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During the 1940s and 1950s, the Catskills was one of the top tourist destinations in the world. In the summer months, it was home to more than one million visitors. During the 1940s and 1950s, the Catskills was one of the top tourist destinations in the world. In the summer months, it was home to more than one million visitors.
The Museum has an extensive collection of Postcards from the Golden and Silver Hotel ages that you can browse and buy.
Here is a small sample from the Town of Bethel Collection.
Visit: http://www.classiccatskills.com/ for an updated version of this video plus photos and memories of the Catskills region. Kutsher's is one the last great Catskills resorts still in business. At its peak in the 1950's, there were nearly 1000 hotels operating in the region. In this video -- originally produced in 2007 on the 100th anniversary of the hotel -- Sullivan County Editor Barry Lewis interviews hotel matriarch Helen Kutsher and her son Mark.
Narrated by Cy Plotkin whose parents bought the original Woodlawn Villa in 1920. A brief history of hotels around White Lake and Kauneonga Lake, Sullivan County, New York. Created by Sullivan County Historical Society.
View Video: White Lake, Sullivan County, New York Hotel History