The Historical Society of Woodstock (HSW) will hold its annual Holiday Market Fair on December 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th at 20 Comeau Drive in Woodstock, Ulster County, NY. The sale will be open each Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm. [Read more…] about Woodstock Historical Holiday Market Fair Starts December 3rd
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The Historical Society of Woodstock will host an interview with Jerry Mitnick, author of The Music in the Walls, Stories and Anecdotes from Tinker Street Cafe 1988-1998, on Sunday, October 2nd. [Read more…] about Woodstock’s Tinker Street Cafe 1988-1998
Enthusiasm for the rarely-seen Fine Art Collection of the Historical Society of Woodstock is growing along with the Historical Society’s resolve to restore as much artwork as possible to its original glory.
Two recently-restored paintings, Portrait of Hervey White (c.1926) by Arnold Blanch and Landscape (c.1914) by Edmund B. Rolfe are attracting attention in their renewed resplendence at the Eames House Museum, 20 Comeau Drive. The conservation project was supported by an award from the NYSCA/Greater Hudson Heritage Foundation. [Read more…] about Painting Conservation Virtual Program Set For Thursday
Two signature paintings in the permanent collection of the Historical Society of Woodstock – Arnold Blanch’s Hervey White in his Studio (1926) and Edmund Rolfe’s Landscape (1914) – have been restored and are currently displayed at the Historical Society’s Eames House Museum at 20 Comeau Drive. [Read more…] about Restored Paintings on View at the Historical Society of Woodstock
The Historical Society of Woodstock and Theatre on the Road, a traveling company based in Rosendale, Ulster County, NY, is collaborating on an original play “Voices from the Past” in which guests can meet seven characters from Woodstock’s past.
Performances will be held outdoors at the Historical Society’s Eames House, located at 20 Comeau Drive in Woodstock on Saturday, September 10th and Saturday, September 17th at 3 pm. [Read more…] about Woodstock History Focus of Original Play
A young Clarence Bolton arrived in Ulster County, NY in 1917 for a brief visit and stayed for the next 45 years. Once he arrived in Woodstock, he began to study painting with John Carlson. Later moved on to explore printmaking and became an accomplished lithographer, exhibiting his work all over the country.
Bolton’s love of Overlook Mountain and the surrounding fields and streams became the inspiration for his work. Along the way, Bolt became an integral part of the Woodstock community. Among his many interesting ventures he ran a commercial printing business, established The Nook (which later became the Café Espresso), and wrote and published The Clatter. He met and married Louise Cashdollar and was welcomed into her large, extended family. [Read more…] about The Art and Times of Woodstock’s Clarence W. Bolton
The Woodstock Weavers Guild and the Historical Society of Woodstock have announced an exhibit of handwoven textiles, with demonstrations of weaving, at the Eames House Museum to celebrate the Woodstock Weavers 50th anniversary. [Read more…] about Woodstock Weavers 50th Anniversary Exhibit, Demonstrations, Sale
“Standing on Their Shoulders: 101 Years of Voting and Still Marching for Women’s Rights,” the suffrage centennial celebration produced by the Historical Society of Woodstock, will receive the Engaging Communities Award of Merit at the Museum Association of New York’s 2022 conference, “Envisioning our Museums for the Seventh Generation.” The Award Ceremony will take place on Monday, April 11th at the Hilton Garden Inn, Corning, NY. [Read more…] about Historical Society of Woodstock wins Engaging Communities Award
The Historical Society of Woodstock has received a 2021 NYSCA/Greater Hudson Heritage Foundation Conservation award of $5,500 for the conservation of the paintings “Hervey White in His Studio” (c. 1926) by Arnold Blanch (1896-1968), and “Landscape” (c. 1910) by Edmund R. Rolfe (1877-1917).
Conservation will be undertaken by Nadia Ghannam Fine Art Conservation. [Read more…] about Historical Society of Woodstock Receives Conservation Grant
The Historical Society of Woodstock’s Holiday Market Fair, featuring local goods and treats, will be held on Saturdays and Sundays, December 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th from 9 am to 3 pm. [Read more…] about Historical Society of Woodstock Holiday Market Fair