By dgalusha on Thursday, Apr. 7, 2016 - 12:25 pm
There was a full house at the Catskill Center last weekend when author Stephen Silverman gave a talk based on his book, The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed the World. The program was the Third Annual John Burroughs Spring Lecture sponsored by... Read more
By dgalusha on Sunday, Mar. 13, 2016 - 5:38 pm
Yes, it's early this year, but no less welcome. Spring means the awakening of the peepers -- small climbing frogs whose singing in swamps and wetlands heralds the new season. Naturalist John Burroughs, from the time he was a lad on his family's Roxbury... Read more
By Jessica Porter on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 - 12:52 pm
When Cathy and Ben Ballone bought the shuttered Catskill Game Farm in 2012, they hoped to breathe new life into the historic former private zoo. Instead, they have spent four years unsuccessfully seeking millions of dollars from investors to rehabilitate... Read more
By Rebecca Andre on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:21 pm
Above: Lifting a block of ice with ice tongs at the 2015 Ice Harvest. Photo by Rebecca Andre of MGP&D. Before freezers and refrigerators, harvested ice from local ponds, lakes, and rivers was essential to preserve food through the warmer months. At... Read more
By Tobe Carey on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 - 10:32 pm
CATSKILL MOUNTAINS-HUDSON VALLEY HISTORY DVDs FOR THE HOLIDAYS Our catalog of regional history DVDs is a great place to find gifts for the holidays.Among our most popular titles are: Deep Water: Building the Catskill Water System, the story of building... Read more
By Delaware County Historical Association on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 - 1:37 pm
Picturing the Catskills: The Photography of Bob Wyer, 1938 - 1978 A new book is now available from the Delaware County Historical Association. Picturing the Catskills: The Photography of Bob Wyer, 1938 – 1978 features over 150 pages of photos taken by... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 - 7:17 pm
Above: The Flager in South Fallsburg in the 1950s Catskills. Image from 1950s Unlimited via Flickr. To the wider world, the Catskills mean just one thing: The Borscht Belt, with its famous Jewish resorts that inspired the movie “Dirty Dancing.” But... Read more
By Tobe Carey on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 - 10:11 pm
Rails to the Catskills wll be screening on Saturday, November 7th at the D&H Canal Historical Society and Museum, 23 Mohonk Rd, High Falls, NY.  Rails to the Catskills is the story of railroading in the northern and southern Catskills. Starting with... Read more
By woodstocklibrary on Thursday, Sep. 24, 2015 - 5:06 pm


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