This feature-length film follows the Esopus Creek from its headwaters on Slide Mountain in New York’s Catskill Mountains, to the Ashokan Reservoir and on to the Hudson River at Saugerties, NY.
The story begins with the ancient geologic forces that formed the Catskills and goes on to explore Native American and colonial settlements. The video also touches on the innovative beginnings of the American Industrial Revolution along the Esopus in Saugerties.
The narrative is supported by interviews with New York State experts and historians. In addition there is a sound track featuring the music of Tim Kapeluck, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Evan Pritchard and Artie Traum.
DVDs of Mountain River and his other titles, Deep Water, The Catskill Mountain House and Rails to the Catskills, are available through the Historical Society of Woodstock’s gift shop by calling 845-901-9741. All are priced at $19.95. Curbside pick is being offered on Saturday December 5 and Sunday December 6 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m at the Historical Society of Woodstock on Comeau Drive in Woodstock, NY.
For a listing of of items that will be available for ordering and curbside pickup, visit historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org.
To register for the Esopus presentation e-mail historicalsocietyofwoodstockny
A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the event.