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Historical Society of Woodstock Opens New Exhibit

Faces and Places: A Small Town Portrait

Opening Reception Saturday, June 18. at 4:00 p.m. w/ Town Historian Richard Heppner reading and signing from his new book - Women of the CatskillsStories of Struggle, Sacrifice and Hope.

Exhibit is open every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Longyear House on Rock City Road
The Historical Society of Woodstock will unveil our new summer exhibit this weekend as the Society swings open its doors for its 82nd year.  Faces and Places: A Small Town Portrait features images of Woodstockers both great and small as it takes a look back at those individuals and places that have shaped our town’s story.  Through photographs and paintings, the wide diversity of Woodstock’s character and landscape will be on full display throughout the summer at HSW’s museum located on lower Comeau Drive in Woodstock.  From “old-timers” to artists - from local politicians, to baseball players, to musicians, to craftsmen - visitors will “meet” those individuals who have helped craft Woodstock’s story.  Interspersed among their portraits, the exhibit draws from HSW’s unique collection of artwork, offering rarely seen images of Woodstock’s most endearing places as illustrated by such artists as Anton Otto Fischer, Wilna Hervey, Julia Leaycraft, Clarence Bolton, Karl Fortess, and Marion Bullard, to name a few.

One of the unique aspects of this exhibit is that it will transform itself as the summer goes on.  Periodically the images looking back at you will change, as Faces and Places becomes an exhibit worth revisiting throughout the summer.

It all kicks off this weekend as the Historical Society opens it doors on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.  An opening reception will be held later that afternoon at 4:00 p.m. as the Historical Society greets the summer with its new exhibit and an afternoon reception and tea as Town Historian Richard Heppner reads and signs from his new book, Women of the CatskillsStories of Struggle, Sacrifice and Hope.

The exhibit is open to the public, free of charge, every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  The Historical Society of Woodstock is located on lower Comeau Drive (directly across from the old firehouse).  While there, help support local history by visiting the Society’s gift shop.  For further information, contact: 679-2143. 

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