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January 2017

Ulster County Women of Note Exhibit

January 4 @ 10:00 am - February 28 @ 4:00 pm
Ellenville Public Library & Museum, 40 Center St.
Ellenville, NY 12428 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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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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April 2017

Basket Workshop with Patti Brousseau

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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Patti has been doing basket workshops with UCHS for the past several years, and no one ever walks away unhappy with their project! This year Patti is offering a Two Pie Basket, made of splint and reed with colored decoration. The class begins at 10am and we are generally done by 3pm. Beverages and snacks will be provided. Please bring your own lunch if you so desire. Patti suggests  bringing with you an awl or screwdriver, an old bath towel…

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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
$7.00

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 that was the (very…

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

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$5 - $10

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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June 2017

Ulster Garden Club Flower Show

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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UCHS is hosting the Ulster Garden Club Flower Show at the Bevier House Museum. This juried show will be open for public viewing from 10am-1pm. Members of the UC Garden Club have created beautiful arrangements for this show. Free to all. No reservations necessary.    

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Early American Tools with Jonathan Nedbor

June 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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$7

Event has been postponed until further notice. Jonathan suffered a fire in his workshop in May.

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Unearthing our Past: The Archaeology of Kingston, NY

June 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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$5.00 - $10.00

As far back as 12,000 years ago, Native American tribes thrived here in Ulster County – and thanks to ongoing archeological digs, we are still learning about their lives. Guiding college students through these important excavations is SUNY New Paltz professor Joseph E. Diamond, Ph.D., who will deliver a lecture on their findings for The Ulster County Historical Society. Professor Diamond will present an overview of local archaeological sites that have been investigated within the city of Kingston since the…

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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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Emily Rockwell Crane Chadbourne (1871–1964): Reflections on a life of philanthropy and influence from Chicago, Paris and the Hudson Valley.

July 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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$7.00

Emily Rockwell Crane Chadbourne (1871–1964) was the daughter of Richard Teller Crane and Mary Prentice Crane. Emily, well-known for art collection and philanthropy, sat on the board of governors for the Art Institute of Chicago, was a fellow in perpetuity of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and former president of the Senate House Museum in Kingston, NY. She had a residence and shared global interests with her life partner, Ms. Ellen LaMotte, in Ulster County at…

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