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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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September 2017

Ulster County Women of Note Traveling Exhibit

September 2 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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Free

This collaborative project between UCHS and Ellenville Public Library & Museum will be on display at the Bevier House Museum through the month of September. There will be a celebratory reception on September 17th, 2017 after the Geoffery Miller lecture.

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Spirituous Liquor and Early America with Guest Speaker Philip Ryan

September 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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$10.00

From the earliest colonial days, distilled liquors were a part of America. Visitors to the colonies observed that colonials had developed an unusually high tolerance for alcohol. So, when the British blockaded the ports during the Revolution and the rum trade was disrupted, an opportunity was presented for the Scots-Irish to have an influence on drinking habits--- and American drinking habits were never the same. In his presentation, Mr. Ryan will highlight the Whiskey Rebellion, which, while little understood today,…

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In the Parlor of Mary Bruyn, 1820-1840 with Guest Speaker Geoffery Miller

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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$7.00

Recalling the days of his youth in his History of Kingston, New York (1888), Marius Schoonmaker writes: “Pianos were not then, as now, “plentiful as blackberries.”  There was only one in the whole place; that was Miss Rachel Beckman’s.  In 1821 or 1822 another was brought into the village by Madame Hardy, a French lady, for her daughter Laura…She at that time boarded with the mother of the writer.  When Miss Hardy practised , as she usually did toward evening,…

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Diary of a Dutch Delegate Visiting the New American Republic Part II with Maria Rose

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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$7.00

Part II: Traveling from Philadelphia to Charleston and up the Hudson River: American every day life, social habits, and agriculture. 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…

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October 2017

Stories of the O&W Railway

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$7.00

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…

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Suffrage Rally Re-enactment

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hudson River Maritime Museum Kingston, New York 12401 + Google Map
Free

Co-hosted by the Ulster County Historical Society and Ellenville Public Library & Museum in partnership with the Ulster County Clerk’s Office, this free event is intended to inspire and build community, as well as to commemorate and educate.  The general public is invited to wear period costume, and join in conversations with costumed actors whose role will be to engage people in discussion about the women’s rights movement. The rally begins at 12:45pm as participants arrive near Gallo Park to…

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November 2017

Trivia Night with Cliff Rockmuller Cancelled

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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$15 - $20

  Please look for this to be rescheduled in spring 2018.                  

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