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Past View of Western Avenue Flag Pole

September 25, 2019

Western Avenue Flag Pole

There has been a flag pole on Western Avenue from as early as the 1880s. The old pole was replaced in 1908, and “the pole that stands there today was erected in 1958” (Picture Book, As We Were—As We Are, pg. 69).

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Past view of the village of Marlboro

September 19, 2019

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LOCAL HISTORY EVENT NOTICE!

April 19, 2019

When: May 5th 3-5pm
Where: Bevier House Museum 2682 Route 209
Kingston, NY 12401
What’s being discussed: Elverhoj: Ulster County’s Arts and Crafts Colony at Milton-On-Hudson, 1912-1934
Presenter: Dr. William Rhoads

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Think Spring!

March 29, 2018

Past views of Clarke’s Lane and Clarke’s orchards in Milton. Clarke’s Farm began in 1817 and recently celebrated their 200th anniversary as a farm last year.

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Upcoming Genealogy Class & Workshop- Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6 & 7pm

January 23, 2018

Join us on Tuesday, January 30 here at the Marlboro Free Library for two of our popular genealogy programs! Patrons are welcome to stay for either just one or both programs, but please be aware if you’d like to reserve one of the Library laptops for the 7:00 pm workshop, registration is required.

Genealogy Class- 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Join us for an introductory class that will explain the first steps in conducting your own research and the basics of using AncestryLibrary.com, which is available for free in the Library. No registration required, walk-ins welcome.
Learn how to:
Access Ancestrylibrary.com
Discover available Library databases
Search digital newspaper collections
Learn the basics of DNA testing
Create an online family tree
And much more!
Click here to RSVP and let us know you’re attending.

Genealogy Workshop 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Registered patrons can join us for a hands-on workshop, consisting of a specially set up research space with laptops and other local history materials. Patrons will explore databases and web sites like Ancestrylibrary.com, FamilySearch.org and more. Library staff will be on hand to help with any questions or problems, as well as one of our local history researchers to assist with anyone interested in documents, photos, maps, books and more found in our local history collection.

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Old Home Week Celebration Marlborough, NY

November 2, 2017

This early 1900s photo captured Warren’s Meat Market and the Herberich Bakery, which was in the 1897 Berean Building, located on Western Avenue in Marlboro during an Old Home Week Celebration.

According to Wikipedia online, “Old Home Week is a practice that originated in the New England region of the United States similar to a holiday or festival. It is best described as a town reunion.”

Referencing a 1911 Marlborough Record newspaper article titled, Full Program For Old Home Week, Marlborough hosted a “festival parade, consisting of a horse troop, fire companies, school children, orders and floats depicting ‘The Year of Fruits,’ and decorated wagons and automobiles. [The parade formed] on South 9W, moved to Western Avenue and Grand Street, to Whitney Place, to West Street, to Western Avenue, to King Street, to 9W, to the reviewing stand at Roma Villa. The music [was provided] by the Advance Lodge Band and the Walden and Highland Drum Corps.”

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Marlborough, NY Historical Society to Meet Sunday Sept. 24th!

September 14, 2017

According to this week’s Southern Ulster Times, “The Marlborough Historical Society resumes its meetings on Sunday, September 24th at 2 p.m. in the Milton Train Station, Dock Rd., Milton.” Guest speaker will be former Town Historian, Mary Lou Mahan.