2020 Exhibitions and Events
Eames House - 20 Comeau Drive, PO Box 841
Woodstock, NY 12498
The Historical Society of Woodstock was founded in 1929 by a group of artists, writers, academics, and local citizens. In addition to the exhibition space, which is located at the historic Eames House on Comeau Drive in the center of Woodstock, the Historical Society has an extensive archive consisting of paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, textiles, photographs, books, manuscripts, correspondence, documents, film/sound recordings, and antique tools. The archive serves as a resource for a wide range of exhibitions, public programming, and research.
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Virtual Open House
Zoom Presentations on
December 4 and 5
On Friday, December 4, at 7 p.m., Tobe Carey will introduce his latest documentary, Mountain River: The Esopus Creek, Headwaters to the Hudson.
On Saturday, December 5, at 3 p.m., Will Nixon will be on hand to discuss The Pocket Guide to Woodstock
To Register: E-mail
Please put Tobe Carey or Will Nixon in the subject line.
Both items, as well as additional local history books and holiday cards are available for ordering by calling 845-901-9741. Curbside pick up will be Saturday December 5 and Sunday December 6 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m at HSW on Comeau Drive in Woodstock.
Due to COVId-19, the gift shop will not be open. For a listing of of items that will be available for ordering and curbside pickup, go to:
www.historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org for listing.
Send all replies to this e-mail to: HSWoodstock@gmail.com
(more information below)
Upcoming from HSW
Zoom Presentations on December 4 and 5
On Friday, December 4, at 7 p.m., Tobe Carey will introduce his latest documentary, Mountain River: The Esopus Creek, Headwaters to the Hudson. This feature-length film follows the Esopus Creek from its headwaters on Slide Mountain in New York’s Catskill Mountains, to the Ashokan Reservoir and on to the Hudson River at Saugerties, NY. The story begins with the ancient geologic forces that formed the Catskills and goes on to explore Native American and colonial settlements. The video also touches on the innovative beginnings of the American Industrial Revolution along the Esopus in Saugerties. The narrative is supported by interviews with New York State experts and historians. In addition there is a lively sound track featuring the music of Tim Kapeluck, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Evan Pritchard and Artie Traum.
Tobe Carey's presentation will include three cuts from his new film. DVDs of Carey's Mountain River and his other titles: Deep Water, The Catskill Mountain House, and Rails to the Catskills are available for order through the HSW gift shop (details below). All are priced at $19.95.
To Register: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put Tobe Carey Video in the subject line.
A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the event.
Mountain River: The Esopus Creek, Headwaters to the Hudson
On Saturday, December 5, at 3 p.m., Will Nixon will be on hand to discuss The Pocket Guide to Woodstock. Will completely revised his popular 2012 guide. It includes a walking tour of the historic village and a directory to local hikes and nature preserves. Nixon also offers a tour of his favorite places and includes stories about farmers, glass blowers, artists and musicians, among others.
"Will Nixon’s lively, engaging, and thoroughly researched The Pocket Guide to Woodstock will delight all who explore the town, whether walking, driving, or relaxing at home." - William B. Rhoads, author, Ulster County, New York: The Architectural History & Guide
Will Nixon is the co-author of Walking Woodstock: Journeys into the Wild Heart of America’s Most Famous Small Town. The Pocket Guide to Woodstock retails for $14.95 and Walking Woodstock sells for $18.95.
To Register: E-Mail email@example.com
Please put Will Nixon in the subject line.
A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the event.
The Pocket Guide to Woodstock
Annual Holiday Sale:
The Historical Society of Woodstock's Annual Holiday Sale is virtual this year. Although the Shop at HSW's Eames House Museum is closed due to Covid-19, selected gifts with a home-town theme are available for ordering by calling 845-901-9741. Curbside pickup will be on Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Historical Society, 20 Comeau Drive in Woodstock.
Bestsellers this season include filmmaker Tobe Carey's new documentary DVD, Mountain River: The Esopus Creek, Headwaters to the Hudson, writer Will Nixon's The Pocket Guide to Woodstock, and the new edition of Neva Shultis classic collection of Woodstock folklore, From Sunset to Cock's Crow. Holiday cards by renowned Woodstock artists are available in packs of 20 @ $10.00. Books by Woodstock authors are available as follows: (Book prices include tax.)
Gathering Woodstock Women...$20.00
Legendary Locals...Richard Heppner and Janine Mower....$22.00
Everyday History...Richard Heppner....$20.00
Women of the Catskills...Richard Heppner...$20.00
Woodstock's Infamous Murder Trial: Early Racial Injustice in Upstate New York...Richard Heppner...$24.00
Images of Woodstock...Janine Mower...$22.00
Woodstock Revisited...Janine Mower...$20.00
Woodstock Party Fare (HSW Cookbook)...$10.00
Sarah of Overlook Mountain...Jean White...$12.00
Woodstock History and Hearsay, Anita Smith... $38.00
Living Large Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason...Joseph P. Eckhardt....$40.00
Walking Woodstock...Will Nixon and Michael Perkins...$19.00
Looking for other local titles? Ask as we might have it!
Purchases made at the Historical Society of Woodstock are tax deductible. Consider HSW for an end-of- the-year donation.