Archive for October, 2010

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Happy Halloween!

October 29, 2010

Want a little haunted history?

Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz puts on an annual haunted tour during Halloween weekend. Here’s the information from their website:

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Haunted Huguenot Street  |  7 to 11pmOur annual event returns. Join us for a 75 minute walk through the dark side of history. While traversing the Street and the historic houses, visitors will be treated to stories and vignettes featuring gruesome moments from our past. It’s an opportunity to experience 330 years of ghosts, witches, superstitions and things that go bump in the night. This is not sugar-coated history. It’s macabre and hair-raising. Designed for ages 12 and up.

Cost: $9 per person in advance/ $11 at the door

For Further detail visit their website at http://www.huguenotstreet.org/, and click on “Calendar of Events” located under the About tab at the top of the page.

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Did you know…

October 28, 2010

that HeritageQuest Online was voted “10 Best Big Websites” in the September 2009 edition of the Family Tree Magazine?

Through the Ulster County InfoPortal, (access also available through our library’s homepage), you can use this successful genealogy website for free!  

http://www.ulsterlibraries.org/infoportal.html



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Book Discussion

October 18, 2010

Attention Local History Buffs!

MaryLou Mahan’s 2009 “Marlborough on My Mind” is a very interesting, entertaining read! Through interviews, independent research by MaryLou, and research papers from local Marlboro townspeople, there is much to be learned about our beloved town in this history book.

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In spirit of the incoming cold weather…

October 14, 2010

Old Photo of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Co.’s Marlboro Branch. Circa late 1890’s. This photo is from the Badner Collection in our library’s archives.

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Old Home Week Celebration

October 8, 2010

This postcard shows an Old Home Week Celebration that occurred on Main Street, Marlboro, NY 1911.

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Picture Taken 99 Years Ago…

October 1, 2010

Old Home Week Celebration from Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 1911 showing the North Side of Western Avenue looking Northeast in the Village of Marlboro.