We recently undertook the project of digitizing our collection of the Republican Watchman Newspapers from 1909 and 1910.
These are now available for viewing at the Sullivan County Museum. We also have some from the Sullivan County Record
All of these newspapers are searchable and indexed for ease of finding information and subjects that appear in them.
Sunday March 4th will kick off a new, free program at the Museum called Songs and Stories of the Sixties. The event will take place on the 1st Sunday of each month from 2:00 to 3:00p.m. Guest musicians will perform songs from the sixties and the famous Woodstock concert. Guest speakers will, talk about their experience of the changing culture, the Woodstock Festival and the music.
Little Sparrow will host the event in the “Time Line /Woodstock Theater room at the Sullivan County Museum. For more information please call 845-434-8044
The newest acquisition at the Gift Shop at the Sullivan County Historical Society is David Gold’s latest book, Judge Cooke. David Gold is a South Fallsburg native who has an interest as well as a PhD in History. Judge Lawrence Cooke was the former Chief Judge of New York State and a lifelong resident of Monticello, NY. The book takes a look at Judge Cooke as a person as well as a respected jurist.
The Sullivan County Historical Society at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville has an entire room devoted to Judge Lawrence Cooke available for the public to visit.
The book is available for purchase in the Gift Shop for $12 or by mail $12 plus $3 s/h.
An excellent source of information about people From Sullivan County is a high school year book. This past year, the Sullivan County Historical Society has been fortunate to receive two yearbook collections. Allan Wolkoff, historian for the Town of Thompson, donated his collection of Monticello high School yearbooks and the Callicoon Library donated their duplicate copies of the Delaware Valley High School yearbooks.
At this time, the SCHS would like to fill in the gaps of our yearbook collections. We are need of the following:
May 26, 1926 - October 14, 2016
The son of the late Harry Herbert and Ethel May Thomson Dampman, he was born May 26, 1926 in Summit, NJ.
Allan proudly served Our Country in the US Navy during World War II; he was a member of the Youngsville Reformed Church; and enjoyed his work with the Sullivan County Historical Society. He had worked at the college for over 21 years before he retired.
Survivors include his sister, Margaret Edwards of North Carolina; one niece, Elizabeth Brett and her husband John of Port Chester, NY; and one nephew, Wayne Allen of San Francisco, CA.
Visitation will be Monday, October 17, 2016 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley Liberty, NY.
Funeral services will be Monday, October 17, 2016 at 3 PM in the funeral home. Burial will be private in the Sullivan County Veteran's Cemetery, Liberty, NY.
Memorial contributions in Allan's name may be made to the Sullivan County Historical Society, PO Box 247, Hurleyville, NY 12747.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home West Street at Buckley, Liberty, NY. 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200 www.Harris-FH.com