Web Logo ColorEach year, the Sullivan County Historical Society presents deserving individuals or groups with the honor of their “History Maker” and “History Preserver” awards. The honorees for these awards symbolize the stated mission of the Society; the preservation of Sullivan County history for the enlightenment of future generations. The Society is pleased to announce this year’s History Maker and History Preserver recipients. The presentation of these awards will be at the Society’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on Sunday, October 1st at the Rockland House, Roscoe, New York. Social Hour at 4:00p.m. Dinner at 5:00 p.m.

You can Purchase Tickets to the Dinner and Ad space in our Journal via the Webstore or by downloading and returning the following forms with payment, and mailing them to:

Sullivan County Historical Society

PO Box 247, Hurleyville NY 12747

Read more: 2017 Sullivan County Historical Society Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

CookeThe 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. 

IMG 1738An 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:

Read more: High School Yearbook Request

adampmanMay 26, 1926 - October 14, 2016

Liberty, NY

Allan W. Dampman of Liberty, NY, a retired Associate Dean of Community Services at Sullivan County Community College, Loch Sheldrake, NY died Friday October 14, 2016 at the Middletown Park Manor Rehabilitation. Middletown, NY. He was 90.

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

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IMG 1471We Need Your Support!

 

The Sullivan County Historical Society is fortunate to be the recipient of a complete collection of Republican Watchman newspapers dating back to the 1820s. This wonderful collection was donated by Susan Schock and her family who were the long time publishers of the Republican Watchman.

 Many of the newspapers have been bound in books and many are loose.  The SCHS is asking for your help in preserving this collection and also making this collection of newspapers usable for researchers. We would like to purchase archival books at a cost of approximately $21 each for proper storage of them.  We would also like to purchase two kinds of handheld scanners so that articles can be scanned for archival and personal use.  In addition we would like to see if it is possible to purchase a large flatbed scanner so the entire newspaper can be digitized.

Would you consider donating $21 for an archival box? Would you like to contribute towards the various scanners that would meet our needs for this project? All donations would be welcome and acknowledged. Donations may be sent to the Sullivan County Historical Society, PO Box 247, Hurleyville, NY 12747. Or via the donation Icon above the Main Menu of our Website. Please designate the donation is for the newspaper archival project.  Money donated to this project will only be used for preserving and maintaining this great Historical treasure. Thank you for your participation in preserving the Republican Watchman.

 

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