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Friends of Historic
Kingston Gallery
Corner Main and Wall Streets, Kingston 845-339-0720
Exhibit relates to local
history and preserva-
tion. Shop with local
books. Donations.
Accessible, child and
group friendly. The 2018
exhibit is Charles S.
Keefe Colonial Revival
Architect, Kingston and New York. Open May-October. Hours: Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. and by appointment.
Friends of Historic
Rochester Museum
12 Main St., Accord
845-626-7104, 845-256-5587
Weekly guided genealogical research, Wednesdays, noon-3 p.m. Open year-round. Annual Fall Heritage Day and Festival held on the first Saturday in October, with local history, heritage crafts, food, contests, book sales and more. Accessible, child and group friendly. No pets.
Gomez Mill House
11 Mill House Road, Marlboro
Five miles north of Newburgh. Oldest standing Jewish-built dwelling in North America. Also once home to a Revolutionary-era public servant, a prominent Hudson Valley family, an arts and crafts artisan/author and a civil rights activist. Tours: April-November, Wednesday- Sunday, 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Admission fee.
Greenfield Park Schoolhouse/ Museum
Route 52 W., Greenfield Park 845-647-6560
Six miles west of Ellenville on Route 52,
left onto Oakridge Road. Across from the Museum is the old Quaker Meeting House. Accessible, child, pet and group friendly.
Open early July to early September, Thursday- Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday,
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Historic Huguenot Street
81 Huguenot St., New Paltz
845-255-1660 (office), 845-255-1889
(visitor center) National Historic Landmark District includes seven historic stone houses, a reconstructed 1717 French Church, a replica Esopus Munsee wigwam, special exhibits, a research library and a historic burial ground. Programs and events year-round. Open May-December and by appointment. Accessible, child and group friendly.
Historical Society of Woodstock
20 Comeau Drive, Woodstock 845-679-2256 Preserving Woodstock’s history through exhibits, publications and collections. For membership and exhibit information or research requests, please email: Exhibits June-September and in December.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing, Kingston
Historical exhibits, collections, visiting heritage vessels, events, lectures, museum shop, docking, Kingston Home Port, Riverport Wooden Boat School. The 2018 exhibits are: “The Hudson River and its Canals,” boatbuild- ing, cement caves and kilns of Kingston, rowing. Winter hours: December-April, Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular-season hours: April-November, daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hurley Heritage Society Museum
52 Main St., Hurley
845-338-1661 Situated within a historical district of private homes dating from 1670s to late 1800s. Museum shop. Continuing exhibit “Stations Along the Way: The O&W Railway in Ulster County.” May-October, Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Guided walking tours every fourth Sunday, $5 adults, children under 12 free. Groups and school tours by appointment. Accessible, child and group friendly.
John Burroughs’ Slabsides and Nature Sanctuary
Burroughs Drive off Floyd Ackert Road, West Park
National Historic Landmark retreat of naturalist John Burroughs. Interior remains
as in 1920 and is visible through large porch windows. Rated “Must See” by and Network of Greenway trails open year-round. Slabsides Open House Days. Events, map, and hours on website.
Klyne Esopus Historical
Society Museum
764 Broadway (Route 9W), Ulster Park 845-338-8109 Former Dutch country church from 1827. Exhibits feature Town of Esopus culture, com- merce and history. Accessible, child and group friendly. Open May-October. Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment.
Kripplebush Schoolhouse Museum
200 Kripplebush Road, Stone Ridge 845-687-9229; Groups call 845-687-7528 One-room furnished schoolhouse, established in 1857. Adjacent museum housing a large array of local artifacts. Located off Route 209, one mile onto Ulster County Route 2. Groups welcome by appointment. Open June-August, Sunday, 2-4 p.m.
Locust Lawn
400 Route 32 S. (four miles south of
New Paltz), New Paltz
845-454-4500, ext. 211
Tour the Josiah Hasbrouck House, an elegant Federal-style mansion and the Evert Terwil- liger House, a 1738 Dutch-style stone house. Both houses are preserved as museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. May-October by appointment only.
Milton Train Station
41 Dock Road, Milton
The 1883 Historic Train Station, at the foot of Dock Road, was once the hub of the agricultural community. When rehabilitated by the “Friends,” this landmark will offer new opportunities for cultural events and recreational fun.
Old Dutch Reformed Church
272 Wall St., Kingston
845-338-6759 Organized in 1659. Current edifice built in 1852. Burial grounds contain gravesite of George Clinton, New York State’s first governor. Call for tours, church museum, cemetery and genealogy. Open year-round. Self-guided tours Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Take a walking tour of the largest intact early Dutch settlement in New York.
John R. Kirk Planetarium
Coykendall Science Building on the campus of SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz 845-257-3818 Astronomy Nights are held the first and third Thursday of each month the university is in session. A public planetarium show at the John R. Kirk is followed with a telescope viewing at the Smolen Observatory if the
sky is clear. Hours vary. Accessible, child friendly and group friendly. Visit website for complete information.
Opus 40 Sculpture Park & Museum
50 Fite Road, Saugerties
Six-acre environmental bluestone sculpture built from an abandoned quarry by one man, Harvey Fite. Open Memorial Day-Columbus Day weekends, Thursday-Sunday; holiday Mondays, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Some weekends reserved for special events. Please call ahead.

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