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May 2016

Meet John Burroughs in the Heart of the Southern Catskills

May 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Amy’s Take-Away, 1571 Route 214
Lanesville, NY 12450 United States
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$5

Local historian, photographer & tour guide, Paul Misko, is offering a talk that focuses on John Burroughs' attempts to scale Slide Mt. in Woodland Valley. His talk will be enhanced by an audiovisual presentation and Burroughs' journal comments. DATE: May 28,2016 TIME: 4 PM PRICE: $5 Advance reservations suggested. (please call ahead) VENUE: Amy's Take-Away - 1571 Route 214,Lanesville (5 miles north of Phoenicia) CONTACT: PHONE NUMBER: (845) 688-9759 EMAIL ADDRESS: amystakeaway@gmail.com WEBSITE www.amystakeaway.com Amy's Take-Away will be selling 'historic'  foods which would have…

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March 2017

Esopus Dreams: How New York City Reshaped the Catskills

March 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Phoenicia Library
Free

Join author Diane Galusha for an illustrated presentation of why and how New York City turned to the Catskills for water after it tapped most of the rivers and streams in Westchester and Putnam Counties in the last half of the 19th century. Between 1905 and 1915, surveyors, engineers and contractors captured this free flowing stream behind a dam at Olivebridge, and then sent it down a 92-mile- long concrete tube to deliver water to the nation’s biggest city. Galusha,…

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May 2017

History of the U&D’s Depots

May 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 High St
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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Free
Doug Kadow

"History of the U&D's Depots" Slide talk by UDRRHS's president / historian Doug Kadow Sunday, May 21st, at 3:00pm Empire State Railway Museum, Phoenicia Station Learn about the history and architecture the 2 historic Phoenicia Depots. While donations are always welcome there is no charge for this informative and entertaining presentation.

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June 2017

Robert and Johanna Titus Lecture & Book Signing

June 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 High St
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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Robert Titus at ESRM

LECTURE and BOOK SIGNING at ESRM’s Historic Phoenicia Station June 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. featuring Robert and Johanna Titus Empire State Railway Museum 70 Lower High Street Phoenicia, NY • 845-688-7501 info@esrm.com • www.esrm.com Learn about the distant geological history of the Catskill Mountains. Robert and Johanna will transport you 400 million years into the past and you will be visiting the Catskills when they were very much different than the land of Rip Van Winkle that we know…

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August 2017

From Hemlocks to Knotweed with Michael Kudish

August 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 High St
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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Free
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From Hemlocks to Knotweed: New Discoveries about the History and Ecology of Hemlock in the Catskills presented by Michael Kudish Local Author, Railroad Historian, Forester, Retired Professor and ESRM Member As the title suggests, Mr. Kudish will talk about recent developments concerning the ecology of the hemlocks in the Catskill Mountains. He will use his own illustrations for documentation and easy understanding. Topics to include: – Hemlock’s arrival in the Catskills about 14000 years ago – Five bogs which have…

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