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June 2017

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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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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