The Historical Society of Woodstock is set to continue it’s local history Zoom series with “Connecting the Dots: Family History Recollections and Their Importance to Preserving Local History,” on Wednesday, March 31st.
The program will feature Janine Fallon-Mower and Jon D. Elwyn who have spent a good portion of their lives teasing out the gems of local history from personal and family recollections. Much of their work resides in the Historical Society of Woodstock’s archives. This presentation will include selected images found in local collections. Janine and Jon will demonstrate how family photographs enhance the visual and written history of Woodstock NY.
Town Historian, Richard Heppner will lead a discussion with the presenters and attendees following the presentation.
Janine Fallon–Mower has authored several books on Woodstock including: Images of America – Woodstock and Woodstock Revisited. She also co–authored Legendary Locals of Woodstock with Town Historian, Richard Heppner and View from the Sixth with Eric Knutsen.
Jon D. Elwyn has preserved the stories of Elwyn’s Brass Rail, the Trolley Diner and Deanie’s Restaurant in Woodstock, NY. He has also documented his family’s connection to many branches of Woodstock’s early settlers, including Woodstock’s first Supervisor Elias Hasbrouck.
This program will begin at 7 pm and is free and open to the public. Registration is required, and can be completed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with “Family History” in the subject line. Attendees will receive the link prior to the scheduled date.
For more information, visit the Historical Society of Woodstock’s website.
Photo of Tinker street courtesy Historical Society of Woodstock.