Trip to the Milton-on-Hudson Train Station

July 9, 2015


It’s been so beautifully restored!


Wallkill Valley Land Trust’s 5th Annual Historic House Tour

May 26, 2015

The Wallkill Valley Land Trust’s 5th annual historic house tour will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2015, in the town of Marlborough, a region defined by sweeping vistas of the majestic Hudson River and the fertile orchard-crowned hills rising up to its west

Winding through the hamlets of Lattintown, Milton and Marlboro, each with its own distinctive character, this year’s tour focuses on the diverse forces that shaped the region’s rich and enduring cultural history, architectural traditions and agricultural heritage. The town’s rural roots are highlighted alongside its riverside communities and local industries from its earliest families and their role in the Revolution to generations of farmers and fruit-growers and the Hudson River’s role in their prosperity. Once a rural haven for artists and writers, the town is today enjoying a resurgence in fruit-growing, spurred by the farm to table movement, and is home as well to several important vineyards and wineries.

Featured are eight of the town’s finest private homes and farm complexes. Most have never before been open to the public. Among the 18th century houses are a frame dwelling believed to be the earliest in the region and a rare example of its type, and a charming, lovingly restored rural homestead of the same period. Several grand nineteenth-century river houses perched high above the Hudson, and their rural cousins in orchard country, reflect a range of vernacular styles from the Greek Revival and Italianate to the Picturesque movement of the Victorian era, inspired by A.J. Davis and Andrew Jackson Downing. Historic sites include Milton’s iconic train station, a fascinating and highly important early house museum, and a Gothic Revival Church by Upjohn. Four sites are on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Marlborough region retains some of the most pastoral agrarian landscapes and scenic panoramas in Ulster County today. Of enduring significance, the farms and houses on the tour illustrate the important role that agricultural terrain plays in land conservation and historic preservation.

Registration will be held at the 1883 Milton on Hudson Train Station, a wonderful example of Marlborough’s dedication to preserving a symbol of the town’s agricultural and industrial history.

Tickets $40 / $35 by May 29 ($5 WVLT Member Discount)
Ticket pick-up Day of Tour 10:30am – 2:00pm:
Milton-On-Hudson Train Station, 41 Dock Road, Milton, NY 12547
Admission includes informal reception and tasting of local wines at a private home.

For more information or to register, please visit: http://www.WallkillValleyLT.org or call 845-255-2761.


Program for The Old Home Days At Marlborough, NY 1913

May 12, 2015

Old Home Week Program CoverParade InfoProgram Info
This old treasure was donated to our library this past week. It is from the M. DuBois Collection.


July 4, 1895 Marlborough Gun Club photo

January 15, 2015

From the Russell Smith Collection donated by M. Mahan.


Past View of Western Avenue

December 2, 2014

Photo donated by M. Mahan.
Western Avenue
Marlboro, NY.


Local History Researching Tip of the Week….

June 19, 2014

When searching for the history of your home refer to Betsy J. Green’s book, Discovering The History Of Your House And Your Neighborhood. According to Green, “The three most important sources of written information about your house are: 1. Deeds 2. Old phone books and city directories 3. Obituaries of former owners.” We have this book in the library available for circulating :)

Green, Betsy J. Discovering The History Of Your House And Your Neighborhood. Santa Monica, CA : Santa Monica Press LLC, 2002.


Memorial Day is Monday, the 26th!

May 20, 2014

This year’s Marlborough Memorial Day Parade is in Milton!
Did you know that we have DVDs of parades from the past available for checkout?



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