"Rebound of Eagles in the Hudson Valley" Presented by Tom Lake
May 1, 2017
"The Reservoir System" Presented by Diana Galusha
The illustrated presentation focused on the 92-mile underground aqueduct, which carries the combined waters of the Schoharie and Ashokan Reservoirs to consumers in New York City and in communities as far north as Ulster County. The aqueduct was completed in 1917, forever linking the Catskill Mountains with the city that depends on clean, abundant waters for its very survival. The aqueduct was a remarkable and enduring engineering feat: For a century, gravity alone has propelled water from the Ashokan Reservoir down the tube to Kensico Reservoir in Westchester County, and thence to Hillview Reservoir in Yonkers. Enroute, the aqueduct plunges deep beneath the Hudson River between Storm King and Breakneck Mountains.
Diane Galusha, author of several books on local and regional history, is on the staff at the Catskill Watershed Corp. She is the founding president of the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, Delaware County. More information about Galusha and the book Liquid Assets is available at www.liquidassetsbook.com.
April 3, 2017
"Woodchuck Lodge" Presented by Bill Birns
Monday March 6 2017
Barbara Restaino presented a discussion of the "wilder" west side of the Hudson River, providing information about the landscape and natural features found on this side of the river.
Monday January 9th 2017 Antiques appraisal night While the program will be free and open to the public, there will be a $3.00 charge for the appraisal of each antique or collectible item. If possible, please send a photo of your item ASAP to Vivian Wadlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday December 5, 2016 Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal
A film about the growth, destruction, and rebirth of the Rondout District in Kingston. The film chronicles the district’s history since pre-Civil War times, focusing on its development into a mixed-use neighborhood of small businesses and working-class residences that were flattened under the wrecking ball of an urban renewal project in the 1960’s that many people felt went far awry. The film also relates the area’s slow recovery as artists found its remaining boarded-up buildings and new business owners arrived, eventually reclaiming the area and turning it into today’s flourishing waterfront neighborhood and cultural attraction.
Monday, November 7, 2016 Lloyd Historical Society Speaker to tell of Exciting but Obscure Civil War Hero Jamie Malanowski to talk in November about a bold, brash and talented, but barely remembered Civil War hero, Commander Will Cushing. Malanowski will base his presentation on his recent book, Commander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War. Known both as a meticulous historian and a humorous novelist, the author can be expected to bring both those talents to his presentation.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Trip to Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty
Monday, October 3, 2016
Presenting in October will be Gustav Pedersen of Saugerties, a maker of fine furniture. He will speak on “18th Century Furniture Styles” at the Society’s program on Monday, October 3 at 7 pm at the Vineyard Commons Theater in Highland. Focusing on Empire, Shaker, and Arts and Crafts styles, he’ll talk about “what’s happening in the world that causes certain pieces of furniture to be as they are.” Pedersen’s presentation follows a very different look at society in September, when author Eleanor (Ellie) Charwat’s spoke on “Bootlegging in the Hudson Valley,” a lively tale of the prohibition era. Intended to reduce crime and hold families together, prohibition, was an experiment that failed. Organized crime families held the spotlight in Charwat’s presentation.
Monday, September 12, 2016
If you think this year’s presidential campaign is rowdy and rancorous, imagine yourself back in 1932 when a hot election issue was whether or not to repeal the 18th Amendment that enforced prohibition! Now that was a really controversial topic, deeply imbedded in social, religious, and economic conditions of the day.
Speaker Eleanor (Ellie) Charwat will take her audience back to that time and the tumultuous years leading up to it, in her presentation, “Bootlegging in the Hudson Valley,”
Monday, June 20, 2016
Ron Knapp and Michael Neil O'Donnell’s new book The Gunks-Ridge and Valley Towns Through Time ranges across the ridge from Sam's Point in Warwarsing to Joppenberg in Rosendale. While Knapp was responsible for the text, Michael O'Donnell shepherded the striking visual content from idea to reality.
The Shawangunk Mountains (The Gunks) are renowned for stunning landscapes on and off the ridge in a region that has remained a favorite destination for visitors since the middle of the 19th century. A highlight of the book are nearly a hundred pairs of photographs taken approximately a century apart. In addition to presenting information about the fabled Lake Mohonk and Lake Minnewaska hotels, the book puts a spotlight on the economic and social changes over the past century in the towns of New Paltz, Gardiner, and Rosendale in the Wallkill Valley and to a lesser extent locations in the Rondout Valley.
Monday, May 2, 2016
In the nation’s history there is one Hasbrouck that stands out as a World War II hero – General Robert H. Hasbrouck, an eighth generation descendant of Abraham. General Hasbrouck’s son, Bob Jr., will deliver an illustrated presentation on his father’s life
Monday, March 7th, 2016
The evening’s program will feature Author and Historian Lowell Thing, who will tell the story of Kingston’s Chestnut Street, based on his book, The Street That Built a City: McEntee's Chestnut Street, Kingston, and the Rise of New York
Monday, Febuary 1, 2016
Phillip Ryan, former president of the Ulster County Historical Society, explains both sides of the story in his presentation on “The Tanning Industry of Ulster County.”
Monday, January 4, 2016
Lloyd Historical Society To Sponsor Annual Antiques Appraisal Night
The Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society (TOLHPS) will start the New Year with one of its most popular programs, its annual Antiques Appraisal Night.
December, 7, 2015
Restoring the Hopewell Train Depot
Lloyd Historical Society to Sponsor Speaker on Hopewell Depot Restoration Bernard Rudberg, retired IBM engineer and railroad enthusiast, writer, and lecturer, will speak at the December 7 program of the Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society (TOLHPS). Past president of the Hopewell Depot Restoration Corporation, he will describe how he and a group of fellow railroad and history buffs restored the abandoned and partially burned depot at Hopewell Junction. Rudberg is the author of three books, Twenty-five Years on the ND&C: A History of the Newburgh, Dutchess & Connecticut Railroad; Hopewell Junction, a Railroaders Town; and Hopewell Depot, Railroad Years and Restoration.
Monday, November 2
7:00PM: An Unforgiving Land: Hardscrabble Life in the Trapps: A Vanished Shawangunk Hamlet. Presented local author and historian Robi Josephson, based on the book with the same name by Josephson and Bob Larsen. Monthly program of the Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society.
Lloyd Historical Society October 5th Program: Hudson River Rowing
Monday, October 5 at 7 pm, Vineyard Commons, 300 Vineyard Avenue (Route 44/55), Highland
Marist College Crew Coach Tom Sanford brings the exciting history of the Hudson River Intercollegiate Regattas to life at the Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society’s (TOLHPS) monthly program. The regattas were once a big tourism draw for the area. Race day crowds brought traffic on both sides of the river to a standstill and special trains brought fans to watch. In his presentation, Sanford will also discuss the current state of rowing on the Hudson, still a popular sport, and talk about the young men and women who crew the boats.
Sanford is director of rowing at Marist and head coach of the varsity women’s crew. Last year he helped coach the men to their 19th consecutive MAAC Championship. He is the son of the late Scott Sanford, the legendary former head coach of men’s crew at Marist.
TUESDAY, September 8, 2015
Anthony Musso Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley (Part II)
Historian Anthony Musso makes his fourth presentation to the Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society (TOLHPS) on Tuesday, September 8. For this program, he will return to one of his favorite topics, Hidden Treasurers of the Hudson Valley, sharing his best discoveries from Volume 2 of his books by that name. The two volumes describe relatively unknown but historically significant Hudson Valley sites. The upcoming program promises to be a guide to great places for day trips on beautiful fall days.
MONDAY, May 4, 2015 7:00 PM: Punishment Enough, presented by David Miller, who will discuss the history and evolving philosophy of NYS prisons. Based on his book, Punishment Enough: A different approach to doing time.
MONDAY, April 6, 2015 7:00 PM Covered Bridges Join Ron Knapp, coauthor of America's Covered Bridges, as he shows us and discusses the current state and future of these fast-disappearing treasures.
Knapp’s book is subtitled “Practical Crossings – Nostalgic Icons.” For most of us, it’s that nostalgia that inspires our reverence for covered bridges. They beckon us inside with the promise of more than just a river crossing, but also passage into a simpler, slower, more romantic era. If you could, wouldn’t you cross the Wallkill River through Perrine’s Covered Bridge in Tillson rather than race across the wide-open Thruway bridge alongside it?
MONDAY, March 2, 2015 Award-Winning Documentary on Rhinebeck’s AERODROME Imagine yourself flying in a small open-cockpit plane, nothing between you and the blue sky while you soar over the Hudson River, the fabric of the craft's skin flapping around you. Co-producer Francesco Cordaro took that flight. "Terrifying," is the one word he uses to describe it, but goes on to say "beautiful and exhilarating," while adding that "I would never have done it without a camera in my hands."
MONDAY, January 5, 2015
Annual Antiques Appraisal Night, sponsored by the Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society. Audience members are invited to bring their favorite antiques or collectibles for informal appraisal by antique dealers Charles Glasner and Walter Marquez and collector Vivian Wadlin.
Monday, December 1 Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society presents Dr. William Rhoads speaking on the lost structures of the Hudson Valley. 7:30 PM
Lance Ashworth speaking on the Fishkill Depot
Artist’s View of the Mid-Hudson Bridge Monday, October 6, 7:30pm Artist Franc Palaia, who calls the Mid-Hudson Bridge “an object of inspiration,” shares his passion for the bridge at the upcoming program of the Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society (TOLHPS). The program will be held in the Vineyard Commons Theater in Highland on Monday, October 6 at 7:30 pm. When Palaia speaks in Highland, he’ll share the “basics of bridge history,” along with bridge art, showing images from the catalogue of the show he curated in 2009, as well as playing some of his Bertolizzi’s Bridge Music.
Vivian Wadlin and Ethan Jackman will guide their audience on a tour of
local history through picture postcards when they speak at the upcoming
program of the Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society (TOLHPS),
to be held in the Vineyard Commons Theater in Highland, on Monday,
September 8, at 7:30 pm.
Join us for the Town Of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society's (TOLHPS) Hudson History cruises on Sunday, May 18th at 2:30pm. If you are interested, please send a check made out to the TOLHPS for $20 per person to Vivian Wadlin, 38 Bellevue Road, Highland, NY 12528.
Don't be disappointed (last year we sold out in two days). Spring on the Hudson is magnificent. The cruise will again be aboard the Mystere out of Poughkeepsie (dock is near the Ice House Restaurant).
The Silent War, a program about the American Merchant Marine’s role in WW II. Presented by Tom Schiesel, American Merchant Marine veteran.
Monday, April 1, 7:30pm Town of Lloyd Historical Society Presents The Half Moon Captain Chip Reynolds, Director of the New Netherland Museum and the Captain of the replica ship Half Moon
Mon, March 4, 7:30pm Town of Lloyd Historical Society Presents History of the Ulster County Court House Presented by Paul O’Neill
February 4 Town of Lloyd Historical Society Presents Up the North River: An Overview of Pre-1800 Hudson Valley Ethnic Groups and Churches Presented by Genealogist Jane E. Wilcox
Mon., Jan. 7, 2013, 7:30pm Ulster County Bluestone: Past and Present Dr. Peter Roberts tells the story of a nineteenth century industry unique to our county
Monday, November 5th, 2012 Holly Hummel, Vassar College Professor Emeritus discusses the Vassar College Costume Collection
Holly Hummel, Vassar College Professor Emeritus presents the Vassar College Costume Collection
October 8th, 2012 John Wadlin presents a talk about Alton B. Parker
Alton B. Parker
John Wadlin program on Alton B. Parker, Esopus NY presidential candidate against Teddy Roosevelt in 1904.
Free program and refreshments.
June 4th Antiques at The TOLHPS
Monthly Program of the Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society. Bring your small antiques and collectibles for informal appraisals by antiques dealers Walter Marquez and Charles Glasner and collector Vivian Yess Wadlin. At the Theater/Meeting Room next to the Bistro in Vineyard Commons in Highland, located at 300 Vineyard Avenue (Route 44/55) next to the Hudson Valley Rehabilitation Center. Free admission & refreshments. For information call (845) 255-7742.
April 30th Remembering John Burroughs
Remembering John Burroughs. Sponsored by the Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society. Joan Burroughs, great-granddaughter of John Burroughs, along with author Diane Galusha and scholar Jeff Walker, will present a program that celebrates the 175th anniversary year of the birth of the naturalist.
April 2nd, 2012 Songs of the Historic Hudson
Linda Russell, a folksinger and musical historian who tells the story of the Hudson River through music, is coming to Highland. Sponsored by the Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society (TOLHPS), she will perform songs that reflect life in the Hudson Valley throughout its history at the theater at Vineyard Commons on Monday, April 2 at 7:30 pm. Admission and refreshments are free.
February 6, 2012 Glendon Moffett and Stephen Ladin Railroads of Ulster County