Bluegrass guitarist Roy Streever was born in the old Callicoon Hospital and grew up in Western Sullivan County listening to the folk music of the sixties. He has been performing for many years, and is currently a member of the Hudson Valley bluegrass band “Oxford Depot”. Oxford Depot plays old time traditional music on traditional bluegrass instruments. The other band members are; Leon Swyka, bass, Ed Ackerly, banjo, Carl Kubie, fiddle, and Kevin Monahan, mandolin.
As part of the Sullivan County Historical Societies “First Sunday Music and History” concerts, Oxford Depot will give a performance and talk at the Sullivan County Museum on Sunday, January 6th (snow date January 13th). Doors open at 1:30 and the music starts at 2pm.
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
Sharon Thorpe, associate curator of the Sullivan County Historical Society, is installing the finishing touches on a new exhibit at the Sullivan County Museum, in Hurleyville, NY. She gathered authentic materials spanning two centuries of life in Sullivan County, bringing vivid descriptions of specific eras. Her intent is to show life in a time before modern conveniences became available.