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September 2021

The O&W Bridge Catrastophes at Fish’s Eddy in the 1880s

September 26, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 High St
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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Bridge Collapse FIsh's Eddy

Sept. 26 - Lightning Strikes Twice: The O&W Bridge Catastrophes at Fish’s Eddy in the late 1880s is the second 2021 “Beside the Tracks in the Historic Phoenicia Railroad Station” presentation. Featured speaker is David Mazurek, Ph.D., P.E. a civil engineering professor at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

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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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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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March 2022

“Mountain River – The Esopus Creek: Headwaters to Hudson” Film Screening and Talk

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Emerson Resort & Spa, Route 28
Mount Tremper, NY United States
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Mountain River

“Mountain River - The Esopus Creek: Headwaters to Hudson” Film Screening and Talk with Tobe Carey and Mark Loete March 26, 2020 - 4PM The Emerson Resort - Great Room MOUNTAIN RIVER was produced and directed by Tobe Carey, co-produced by Mark Loete. Music by Tim Kapeluck, Evan Pritchard, Artie Traum and Jay Ungar.   The Emerson Resort & Spa presents a discussion and screening of the 73-minute film, MOUNTAIN RIVER, which follows the Esopus Creek, from its headwaters on…

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How To Have a Successful Garden in White Tail Deer Country

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom, 1 Main Street
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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Deer Resistant Gardens

After a long winter, gardeners look forward to the growing season for fresh vegetables and flowers from their gardens. Part of making it a rewarding experience is knowing how to deal with insects, diseases, rabbits, woodchucks and deer. The deer population has exploded, making them a primary garden pest. But deer don’t have to win the battle, according to Wendy Tremper Wollerton, a seasoned gardener, who spent more than 25 years living on a property heavily trafficked by deer. By…

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April 2022

Exploring Ancient Phoenicia Part 3 – Protecting These Sacred Mountains

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom, 1 Main Street
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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Exploring Ancient Phoenicia Part 3 - Evan Pritchard

In this third in a series of multimedia lectures Evan Pritchard will share some of his research regarding the high sacred places of Phoenicia and the surrounding Catskills, especially regarding mountains located within Shandaken township. He will discuss Algonquin metaphysical beliefs surrounding mountains and the spiritual role they play, as sacred sites and vision quest retreats. He will go into detail regarding what are called “cairns” (a Celtic term) or “Manitouassin” sacred stone piles (petroforms) and their mysterious alignments, as…

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October 2022

“Beside the Tracks” – Historical Talk with John M. Ham

October 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 High St
Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
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Empire State Railroad Museum

EMPIRE STATE RAILWAY MUSEUM invites you to ioin us for our 2022 presentation BESIDE THE TRACKS in the Historic Phoenicia Railroad Station OCTOBER 15, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. John M. Ham, Railroad Author, Historian and ERM Life Member will unveil his newest railroad book Four Tracks Through the Mohawk Valley Along the Scenic Water Level Route Between Albany and Buffalo Over the past two decades, author John Ham has produced several books about the New York Central Railroad in New…

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