The Time and the Valleys Museum in Sullivan County, NY have announced “Neversink History Afternoon,” an event where the public can browse through Town of Neversink photos, records, stories and artifacts from the museum’s archives to learn about the town’s history, set for Sunday, September 25th.
Museum archivists Lynn Priebe, Wanda Terwilliger, Beverly Muthig and Neversink Historian Carol Smythe will be on hand to answer questions. Attendees are welcome to bring personal collection of postcards cards and photos to share.
The afternoon includes a special program “Otto Hillig’s Views of Sullivan County,” at 2 pm. Otto Hillig (1874 – 1954) was a photographer who recorded much of the Sullivan County in photographs. Hillig Studio in Liberty became an iconic symbol of Hillig the photographer. The Museum has several collections of Hillig photos and postcards including, the Virginia Caldwell Bishop Collection, the Clara Denman/Riley Currey Collection and the Addy/Coombe Collection. Hillig photos are a rare glimpse back into Sullivan County’s past.
Otto Hillig was born in Germany in 1874. Otto Hillig was knighted in Denmark, and with his pilot made a pioneer plane flight across the Atlantic. Hillig built a castle in Sullivan County and was the 3rd person in the county to own an automobile.
This program is free and open to the public and will take place from 1 to 4 pm. The Time and the Valleys Museum is located at 332 Main Street in Grahamsville. For more information call (845) 985-7700, e-mail email@example.com, or visit their website.
Illustration: postcard by Otto Hillig.