The O&W Railway ran through the heart of Ulster County. Many of us now walk or cycle along the rail trail that was the bed of this 1902 branch of the New York, Ontario and Western Railway. Gail Whistance has collected stories and “then & now” photographs of each station along the route as it went through our county. Ms. Whistance will give a presentation at Bevier House museum on what she has discovered about the stations, which for a time were the lifeblood of our communities. Take a trip on the O&W between Spring Glen and Kingston, and stop at the 11 stations along the way! The exhibit is on display at the Hurley Museum, 52 Main Street, Hurley, May through October during 2017 and 2018.
About the Speaker: Gail Whistance retired after 30 years with IBM Corporation working as a technical writer and computer programmer. She is originally from northern Illinois and received her bachelor’s degree in English and mathematics education from University of Illinois. After moving to Ulster County in 1983, she adopted Hurley as her new hometown. She has written several historical articles on the history of Hurley and is currently acting president of the Hurley Heritage Society
Free to UCHS members; $7 for non-members. Seating is limited so please call for a reservation.