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July 2017

Floral Arranging Workshop with Lily Bruder-Zal

July 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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$75 - $85

An arrangement of flowers can brighten up any room in the house – and also improve your mood. But purchasing a bouquet of flowers from your local florist can be costly. Have you considered arranging flowers from your own garden? It’s easier than you might think. A floral arranging workshop will be offered with instructor  Lily Bruder-Zal. This is another educational event for the community, offered by Ulster County Historical Society. You will learn professional tips tricks for creating beautiful…

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August 2017

Unearthing the Hidden History of Our Modern Highways

August 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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$7.00

Our guest speaker, Myles Putman, will revisit a timely transportation topic with an illustrated presentation, using a number of case studies, from “projects in your neighborhood” a hundred years ago to the West Shore “corridor of conflict”. The talk will describe the physical and technological changes in road systems since the late 1880’s, also highlighting the research methods and tools with accompanying pitfalls and mistakes in the interpretation of the records and documents.   Putman is a self-admitted "road-geek," who…

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“Visiting the new Republic in 1783-84: Travel diary of Carel de Vos van Steenwijk, member of the first official foreign delegation to the United States of America.” Part I: The special relationship between the Republic of the Dutch Provinces and the Republic of America: Political background, a dangerous ocean crossing, and the inauguration of George Washington. With Maria Rose

August 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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$7.00

Carel de Vos van Steenwijk left Amsterdam at the end  of June 1783 to accompany the first Dutch Ambassador to the United States, Pieter van Berckel, on his trip to the new American Republic. The 24-year-old De Vos, from a large and influential noble family in the eastern Netherlands, had no official position in the Embassy but was simply part of the entourage which was intended to lend luster to this historic occasion. In this capacity, De Vos took part…

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