Calendar of Events
For more information, contact the organization listed. Dates and times should be verified by checking the websites of the organizations. To have an event added to the calendar, please email it to our office.Thank you, and enjoy the festivities! Cornelia Bush, Orange County Historian.
First Wednesdays of the month, Chester Historical Society, Business meetings at the 1915 Erie RR Station, 19 Winkler Place, Chester. 7/7:30 pm, www.ChesterHistoricalSociety.com
First Saturday of the month (except July) Orange County Genealogical Society, Business meeting at the 1841 Historic Court House, 101 Main Street, Goshen NY , 9:00 am/ www.ocgsny.org
June 1st, rain date- the 2nd, 10:30 am to 6:30 pm, Museum Village in Monroe NY, 1010 Route 17 M- Monroe, NY/ Benefit Concert for the WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT/ 10 Bands, For more information on this event call 845-782-8248 or visit http://www.museumvillage.org/index.htm
June 1 at 10 am to 4pm, Fort Montgomery State Historic Site presents, MILITARY ARTS DAY, join us for a day-long presentation of 18th century “Military Arts”,
For more information on this event call 845-446-2134 or visit www.nysparks.com
June 1, 5 pm to 7 pm, Orange County Firefighters Museum, 141 Clinton St., Village of Montgomery. CHAD QUACKENBUSH, Excelsior Hose Company, No. 1
The third recipient of our annual award, showing our appreciation for the Orange County Fire Prevention Educator of the year. For more information call 845-456-9666. Fee required.(Fundraiser)
June 1, 10:30 am, Orange County Genealogical Society Program “Were your German Ancestors part of the 1848-9 Revolution” presented by 1st VP Joseph Lieby at the 1841 Historic Court House, 2nd floor court room, 101 Main Street, Goshen NY. All programs are free and open to the public. The research room will be open following the program from noon to 4pm/ www.ocgsny.org
June 1 at 1:00 pm, WEEKEND HISTORY HIKES AT BEAR MOUNTAIN STATE PARK, Duration of the hike should be about 2.5 hours. Maximum number will be 20 so register today. Meeting location will be disclosed at time of registration. Call 845-786-2701 ext. 242 to register or for more information.
June 2 at 10:00 am, NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY HIKE AT BEAR MOUNTAIN STATE PARK, Duration should be about 2.5 hours and maximum number will be 30 also minimum age is 10 years old. Register today, location will be disclosed at the time of registration. For more information call 845-786-2701 ext. 242.
June 4, 9:30 am, the Orange County Historian presents: Social Media, Technology, Chartering; Education Center, Orange County Farmers’ Museum, Montgomery, NY; open to all municipal historians, representatives of museums, historical societies and managers of historic sites; RVSP to LVasapoli@orangecountygov.com
June 4, 12:00 noon, the Orange County Historian’s Annual Recognition Ceremony, Education Center, Orange County Arboretum, Montgomery, NY; open to all municipal historians, representatives of museums, historical societies and managers of historic sites; RVSP to LVasapoli@orangecountygov.com
June 5 at 7:30 pm, NEVERSINK VALLEY MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND INNOVATION PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF D.W. GRIFFITH’S ABRAHAM LINCOLN at the D&H Canal Visitor’s Center, 58 Hoag Road, Cuddebackville, NY, just off Route 209. For more information about the Museum and its mission to preserve local History or any event, call 845-754-8870 or visit www.neversinkmuseum.org Small fee suggested donation.
June 6 to the 8th, The New York State Historical Association Cooperstown, NY is proud to sponsor, THE 2013 CONFERENCE ON NEW YORK SYATE HISTORY. Keynote speaker is Walter Stahr. Register by May 15 to receive a discount. For more information call 607 547-1453.
June 8, noon to 4 pm, Interactive Museum/ RUMMAGE SALE, All proceeds from the sale go to the Museum. For information visit www.theinteractivemuseum.org or call 845-344-3131.
June 8 & 9, PATH THROUGH HISTORY: HIGHLIGHTING NEW YORK’S PAST/ Many State Historic Sites will be participating in two specially designated Path through History weekends with a variety of events to educate visitors on the role our great state played in the development of the Nation. For event listings and information please visit http://paththroughhistory.ny.gov or call 845-786-2701
June 8 to August 10, ARTISTS IN THE PARK/” A day in the Parks” exhibit at the Bear Mountain Inn. This exhibit will feature works created in, and inspired by parks all over the world. There is admission charge to view the gallery. Gallery hours: 9 am to 5 pm Sunday through Tuesday, & 9 am to 8 pm Wednesday through Saturday. For more information call 845-634-1710 or visit www.artistsintheparks.org
June 9 at 10:00 am, COLONIAL HISTORY HIKE AT BEAR MOUNTAIN STATE PARK, Duration of this hike about 3 hours and maximum number will be 30 also minimum age to join this hike is 10 years old. Meeting location will be disclosed at the time of registration. Call 845-786-2701 exr. 242 to register and more information.
June 9, 1-4 pm, GUNS, GUNS, GUNS: Revolutionary War Cannon Firings at Knox’s Headquarters / Part of New York’s Path through History weekends, Revolutionary War Cannon firings every half hour. For more information on this event please call 845-561-1765 ext. 22. Admission is free.
June 13, 6:30 pm reception/7:30 pm dinner, Annual Palisades Award Dinner/Fundraiser at Ross Dock Park in the New Jersey section of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. Special guests TBA. For more information call 845-786-2701 or visit www.palisadesparksconservancy.org
June 13 at 7 pm, Fort Montgomery State Historic Site presents KINGSBRIDGE DURING THE REVOLUTION IN 1776/ Due to the popularity of the Thursday Night Speaker Series seating is by reservation only and is limited to the first 50. For more information and to reserve seating call 845-446-2134 or visit www.nysparks.com
June 15, 10 am to 5 pm, WEST POINT PLEIN AIR/ PAINT OUT AND AUCTION, Staging and information area: Highland Falls NY. All demonstrations are free. For more information on this event please visit www.westpointpleinair.com he artists will include Shawn Dell Joyce, Gina Bove, George Hayes, Mike Jaroszko and many more.
June 15, 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm, Cornerstone Masonic Historical Society presents a SPAGHETTI FUNDRAISER DINNER TO CELEBRATE THE WINNERS OF THE RAFFLE, at McGarrah’s Stagecoach Inn Museum (300 Stage Road, Monroe NY) Fee for adults and children. For more information call 845-234-3177 or fax 845-986-1608.
June 16, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Children’s Day at the New Windsor Cantonment. Family entertainment on Father’s Day. Petting Zoo and magician Mr. Bayly add to a family fun filled day. For more information call 845-561-1765 ext. 22
June 19, 7:00 pm, West Point Band Performances, JAZZ KNIGHTS-NEW WINDSOR SESTERCENTENNIAL CELEBRATION at Mt. Airy Sports Complex, New Windsor NY. For concert information and updates call West Point Band hot line at 845-938-2617
June 20 at 6:30 pm, The Delaware Historical Society in Wilmington presents THE DUTCH AND SWEDES STRUGGLE FOR CONTROL OF THE DELAWARE, by Len Tantillo and Charles Gehring. The talk will be held in the Copeland Room of the Delaware History Museum at 504 Market Street. Another South River Event not to be missed. For information call 518-408-1212 (Tuesday or Wednesday).
June 21 at 7:30 pm, The Incorporated Orange County Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association Presents “MAKING IRON” by Donald “Doc” Bayne, renowned local historian and photographer. Open to the public, program is free. For more information visit http://ioccnysaa.blogspot.com
June 21 - 23, NEWBURGH ILLUMINATED 2013, A festival of Arts, Heritage and Music, celebrating the city of Newburgh, For details and full schedule of events please visit www.newburghilluminated.com or call 845-568-2558
June 23, 1:00 pm, RENOWNED ARTIST SUSAN D. DESSEL TO SPEAK ON HER EXHIBIT AND CREATIVE PROCES AT GOMEZ MILL HOUSE. For more information contact: Gomez Mill House and Historic Site located at 11 Mill House Road off 9 W, in Marlboro, NY. / call 845-236-3126 Richie Rosencrans, Program Coordinator.
June 23, 2:00 pm, THE NATIONAL PURPLE HEART HALL OF HONOR will commemorate the 95th Anniversary of the Battle Belleau Wood with a short program . Seating is limited and reservations are suggested. Please call 845-561-1765
June 24, 7 pm, BASEBALL HISTORIAN BOB MAYER WILL PRESENT A PROGRAM-“SPRING FEVER IN THE HUDSON VALLEY” at Munger Cottage in Cornwall, behind the Cornwall Library. For more information call 845-534-1279 or visit www.cornwallhistoricalsocietyny.com
June 25, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Celebrate Goshen with our Kickoff Mixer for the 32nd annual GREAT AMERICAN WEEKEND at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame , 240 Main Street, Goshen NY. RSVP: 6/24, Cash Bar available. Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
June 25, 26 and 28, Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents ANIMALS AND NATURE TOGETHER AT THE WILDLIFE EDUCATION CENTER, Summer Adult/Child Program for ages 2 to 4. For online registration and more information please call 845-534-5506 ext. 204.
June 28, 5 to 9 pm, Bear Mountain State Park presents INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, fireworks go off at dark also a parking fee. For more information on this event call 845-786-2701-ext. 242 or visit www.palisadesparksconservancy.org
June 29 at 9am, Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents, just for adults, THE IONA ISLAND HIKE, prepaid registration is required. For more information call 845-534-5506 ext. 204 or visit www.hhnaturemuseum.org
June 29 at 7:30 pm, NEVERSINK VALLEY MUSEUM PRESENTS AN EVENING OF BLUEGRASS AND FOLK at the D&H Canal Visitor’s Center, 58 Hoag Road, (just off route 209), Cuddebackville, NY 12729. For more information on this event call 845-754-8870 or visit www.neversinkmuseum.org
June 29 & 30, 10 am to 2 pm, The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting a BUTTERFLY WEEKEND at the Museums Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. For more information on this event call 845-534-5506 ext. 204 or visit www.hhnaturemuseum.org Prepaid registration is not required.
June 30, 9:00am to start, Antique Tractor Pull, Farmers Museum, Montgomery , NY. For more information call 845-457-2959 or visit www.ocfarmersmuseum.com