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March 2017

Ulster County Women of Note Exhibit

March 1 @ 10:00 am - April 28 @ 4:00 pm
Stone Ridge Library, 3700 Main St.
Stone Ridge, NY 12484 United States
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The anniversary of the ratification for women’s voting rights in New York State will be honored in 2017. In the spring of 2015, Ellenville Public Library & Museum and Ulster County Historical Society joined forces to develop a year- long celebration honoring Ulster County’s women’s history. There will be two events surrounding this celebration. The first is a special exhibit titled “Ulster County Women of Note,” highlighting Ulster County women, from all walks life, who exhibited great commitment to their…

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May 2017

Local Mystery Writer, Erica Obey presents “The Curse of the Braddock Brides”

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Library users. Dr. Erica Obey. The Curse of the Braddock Brides is the first in a series of historical mystery/romances inspired by the great houses of the Hudson Valley. “Lord Hardcastle, a single man with a title and a drafty castle, may be in need of a wife, but that doesn’t mean American heiress Libba Wadsworth is interested. Not with the mysterious Will Ransome lurking about! Ms. Obey will discuss the history of Wilderstein, the house…

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$5 - $10

Dina Falconi – Foraging & Feasting: Plant Walk, Hands-on Harvest + Demo + Tasting

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore the culinary treasures hidden in local wild foods. Learn to identify, harvest, and prepare these ancient foods so you can easily incorporate them into you daily meals. Using basic sensory skills, we will survey the plants in the surrounding landscape of the Bevier House Museum. Inside we will prep and taste a few of the delicious, nutrient-dense recipes from Dina’s book Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook (botanicalartspress.com). Dina Falconi is a clinical herbalist with a…

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July 2017

“Women on Wheels: How Gilded Age Women Found Freedom Through Bicycling”

July 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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Ellen Gruber Garvey joins us through the Humanities NY Public Speaker Program When women and girls first rode bicycles in large numbers in the 1890s, they celebrated their new freedom to move around in the world. Susan B. Anthony said she stood and rejoiced, “every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.” She thought bicycling had “done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.” Is it surprising that conservatives…

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