The Time and the Valleys Museum in the Catskills will host the program “The History of Wintoon, A Grand Neversink Estate” on Sunday, August 8th at 2 pm.
Summer resident and descendant Laura Brock will speak about the history of Wintoon, an estate built by her great grandfather Clarence Roof in 1882. An avid fly fisherman, he purchased miles of land along the Neversink River in Claryville. Roof’s adopted daughter, Jenny Franklin Hovey Roof, married surgeon and inventor Karl Connell who developed the first all American gas mask used in the First World War. They raised their family in Wintoon in the 1920s and 30s.
This program will be held both in person at the Museum on St. Rt. 55 (332 Main Street) Grahamsville, Sullivan County, NY, and virtually via Zoom. Admission is free for museum members, $5 for non-members. Attendance is limited to 30 and registration is required.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and number of attendees, and put In Person Registration in the subject line, or call (845) 985-7700. To attend the program virtually on Zoom, email email@example.com for the link, put Zoom Program Registration in the subject line.
More information can be found on the Time and the Valleys Museum website.
Photo of Wintoon Estate in the early 1900s provided.