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November 2017

Thoreau and the Examined Life

November 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Emerson Resort & Spa, Route 28
Mount Tremper, NY United States
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Dr. Richard Geldard

“Thoreau and the Examined Life” Sunday, November 12, 2017 4pm in the Great Room of the Emerson Resort & Spa Matagiri and the Emerson Resort & Spa invite you to join us in the Emerson Resort & Spa’s Great Room for a lecture given by Professor Richard Geldard entitled “Thoreau and the Examined Life.” 2017 is the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau's birth, with honorary and celebratory events taking place around the world. Thoreau led a deeply examined life, and…

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August 2018

All Aboard! the D&U RR

August 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 High St
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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All Aboard! the D&U RR presented by Wes Coates August 19, 2018 2-4p.m. Empire State Railway Museum 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464 Free to public with request for small donation to help defray out cost. Wes Coates, General Manager of the Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville will speak about the Railroad's operations from trackage to equipment repair to projects and the futureplus he will touch on the need for cooperation amongst all the area museums, railroads and…

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September 2018

Fifty years ago on the Catskill Mountain Branch

September 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 High St
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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Fifty years ago on the Catskill Mountain Branch presented by Gene Dauner September 16, 2018 2-4p.m. Empire State Railway Museum 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464 Free to public with request for small donation to help defray out cost. Gene Dauner is a Railroad Historian & Photographer and his presentation will be about a walk along the Ulster & Delaware right-of-way he took in the1960s when the views from the track were wide open and a number of old…

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October 2018

Ontario & Wester High View Tunnel

October 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 High St
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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Ontario & Wester High View Tunnel presented by Rick Brooks October 21, 2018 2-4p.m. Empire State Railway Museum 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464 Free to public with request for small donation to help defray out cost. Rick Brooks is a principal in Brooks & Brooks Surveyors and a railroad historian and his presentation will include photographs of the 3800 ft. long O&W RR High View Tunnel which he is surveying and documenting in the anticipation of its clearing…

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October 2019

Artists Who Fished the Catskills

October 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Phoenicia Library
Free
Artists Who Fished The Catskills

Saturday, 10/26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Artists Who Fished the Catskills. Join Judy and Ed Van Put for this informative talk on artists who fished the Catskills and the art found in fly-fishing. The Catskill Mountains attracted America's earliest and foremost fly-fishers and many of our first and finest artists from the Hudson River School of landscape painting. Sponsored by the Jerry Bartlett Angling Collection

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October 2021

From Grand Central to Albany: New York Central’s Water Level Route

October 30, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 High St
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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HamAd

From Grand Central to Albany: New York Central’s Water Level Route October 30, 2021 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Emprie State Railway Museum 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464 Oct. 30 - Join us for our final 2021 presentation “Beside the Tracks in the Historic Phoenicia Railroad Station.” Local RR author and historian John M. Ham will introduce his newly published book “From Grand Central to Albany: New York Central’s Water Level Route Along the Scenic Hudson River.…

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January 2022

Phoenicia’s Ancient Past – A Historical talk by Evan Pritchard

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom, 1 Main Street
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
Free
Phoenicia's Ancient Past - Evan Pritchard

Phoenicia's Ancient Past - How The Esopus Munsee People Got Through Winter Before Electricity In this illustrated lecture, author Evan Pritchard (Mi’kmaq and Celtic descent) will introduce us to the ancient and icy history of winters long past in the greater Phoenicia area. Evan will focus on the winter lifeways of the Esopus Munsee, the Algonquian-speaking people who have long inhabited the Esopus river valley. Using maps, photos, slides, stories, place-name interpretations, and helpful diagrams, Evan will explore what Munsee…

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February 2022

Exploring Ancient Phoenicia – Part 2

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom, 1 Main Street
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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Free
Exploring Ancient Phoenicia Part 2 - Evan Pritchard

Evan Pritchard will be back again this month with MORE fascinating information about ancient Phoenicia. Join us for an evening of local history info and tales with author Evan Pritchard (Mi’kmaq and Celtic descent). Using maps, photos, slides, stories, place-name interpretations, and helpful diagrams, Evan will explore what Munsee village life in Phoenicia must have been like in winter, including travel, fishing, hunting, agriculture, foraging, controlled burning, shelter, stories, cosmologies, vision quests, and much more. Followed by Q and A.…

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