2018 Exhibitions and Events
Stone Boat: Donated by Roz Balkin... thanks to Geezers, it was moved to Eames and now sits in Alf park on that piece of bluestone with track. Pretty cool!!! The property it came from .. up Lewis Hollow and then on up ...had one of the most fabulous views in Woodstock!
Saturdays & Sundays 12-4 pm
On Saturday, December 1, the Historical Society of Woodstock will kick off its annual Holiday Exhibit and Sale. It all begins with a holiday card making workshop Saturday morning from 10-12. Instructed by local artists, Sarah Mecklem and Roberta Sickler, the event is open to adults and children. All materials will be supplied and there is not cost. Space is limited, however, so please preregister by calling 845-679-2143.
HSW’s holiday sale and exhibit will continue on December 2, 8 and 9 from 12-4:00 pm. The Society is located on lower Comeau Drive in the heart of Woodstock. For more on the Historical Society of Woodstock, visit on Facebook at Historical Woodstock and online at www.historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org
All Creatures Great & Small
Animals have long captured the eye of the artist. And, over the years, Woodstock artists have not been immune to applying their creative skills to interpreting the animal world. On October 6, the Historical Society of Woodstock will unveil a new exhibit dedicated to the many ways Woodstock artists have depicted various creatures over the years. From Marion Ballard’s timeless stories and illustrations of the creatures in her garden, to the whimsical cats of John Ernst’s water colors, to Winnifred Haile’s carved wooden dogs and woodland creatures, HSW has opened its archives to offer a look at the love affair between Woodstock artists and the animals that drew their interest.
With an opening party on October 6 from 3-5 pm, all are invited to enjoy the art, books and toys of a number of Woodstock artists including: Charles Rosen, Ethel Magafan, Rosella Hartman, Bruce Ackerman and many more. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit, “All Creatures Great and Small,” will continue on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of October between the hours of 1-5 pm.
Also on October 6, the Historical Society will unveil its newly created 2019 calendar depicting various scenes representing Woodstock history. The calendar is available in the Historical Society’s gift shop.
The Historical Society of Woodstock is located at 20 Comeau Drive. As always, admission is free. For more on HSW go to www.historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org or visit on Facebook at Historical Woodstock.
"Cat Playing the Piano", watercolor, John G. Ernst
image: etching, Susanne Koster Brown, 1989
Photo: Wittenberg, Ken Reynolds
Sunday, August 19, 12-1:00 pm
Panel discussion "Firehouse Lore" - featuring stories and remembrances of the Woodstock Fire Department
The Historical Society of Woodstock is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization
serving Woodstock since 1929.
1941 Firemans Convention
Photo: Woodstock Rescue Squad
Photos by JoAnn Margolis