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Town of Hyde Park

Historical Society

The Hyde Park Historical Society Sign

Program Information  
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The Town of Hyde Park Historical Society invites those interested in local history to join our Society.
We usually meet the last Tuesday of the month at the Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Route 9
at Church Street, 7:00 p.m.

Individual membership is $15, and $25 for a family.

Checks should be sent to:

The Town of Hyde Park Historical Society
P. O. Box 182
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Please send your name, address, phone number, and email address.

CLICK HERE TO PRINT 2018 MEMBERSHIP FORM

Membership dues for 2018 run from January through December.
Checks for dues for 2018 may be mailed.
Individuals are $15/year, and Family (two adults at the same address) is $25/year.
Questions may be referred to Julia Ahlquist at 845-889-4521.

 

 

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UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
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Fall 2018 Please mark your Calendar Upcoming General Meetings:
Meetings are held in September, October, November, February, March, April, and May.

Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the Hyde Park United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Route 9 at Church Street.

September 25th - Presentation by Carney Rhinevault on "The Last Day of the First Cold War."

October 23rd* - Presentation on "The History of Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill Industries" by Frank Futral, Curator, Roosevelt/Vanderbilt National Historic Sites. * Note -- Not the last Tuesday of the month.

November 27th - Presentation by Michael Athanas on "How our Local Farmers & Their Families Helped the WWII Effort."

Following the presentations, there will be refreshments and a business meeting.

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Open House Events at the Little Red Schoolhouse:


We have been having work done at the LRS to preserve it for the future generations to enjoy.
There are two Open House events on the grounds of North Park Elementary School, 1593 Route 9G, Hyde Park, NY
on Sunday afternoons listed below.

This is the only one-room schoolhouse that still exists in our area and open to visitors at Open House events, or special tours
by calling Carl and Marilyn Grieco at 845-229-9029.

September 23rd - 2:00 p.m. There will be an unveiling of our new Historic sign.

The program will be "A Day in a One-Room Schoolhouse" by Marilyn Grieco.

Come to see how the students in grades 1-8 attended school in the mid-1800's.

There will be refreshments outdoors afterwards - if you wish, please bring a folding chair.

The Little Red Schoolhouse is open for tours by calling Carl and Marilyn Grieco at 845-229-9029.

There is no fee, however, donations for the upkeep of the building are always appreciated.

October 21st - 2:00 p.m. Open House at the Little Red Schoolhouse.

Please come to see hear the history of the Little Red Schoolhouse and see how the students attended school in the 1800's.

Refreshments will be outdoors, and you are welcomed to bring a folding chair.

HPHS Museum - at 4389 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park,

Open June through the end of October Saturdays from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m. Sundays from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Please call Gert Trani at (845) 229-5561 for members who would like to volunteer to host at our Museum.

We would like to have two volunteers each day we are open.

Invite your family and friends to see what has been donated by the townspeople and our collection of Hyde Park memorabilia.

There is no fee, however, donations are appreciated.

We also have some local historical books for sale.

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Membership dues run from January 1 through December 31.

The dues are still $15.00/Individual and $25/Family (two adults at the same address).

If you haven't paid them for 2018 they are overdue; please include them in your check for 2019 and send them to:
the Town of Hyde Park Historical Society,
Attn: Membership Chairman,
P.O. Box 182, Hyde Park, NY 12538-0182.

We hope you have had an enjoyable summer and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming meetings and events.

Should you have any questions, please call Julia Ahlquist for Membership at 845-889-4521,
or Patsy N. Costello, the President, at 845-229-2559 or 845-242-4304.

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June 2 - Oct. 31 -- Museum Open from Saturdays from 10:00 - 2:00 in conjunction with the Farmers' Market across the street, and on Sundays from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed prior to opening June 2nd for clean up, and during our times of operation.

The Little Red Schoolhouse will be open for groups by appointment or when we have an Open House event in the Fall.
For info call Carl Grieco at 845-229-9029.

We hope to see you at our meetings and upcoming events.

If you have not paid your dues, please send your check or call Julia Ahlquist at 845-889-4521,
and for any other questions or information, call Patsy N. Costello the President, at 845-229-2559 or Email: Patsyc97@AOL.com.

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Meetings are held at the Hyde Park United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Route 9 at Church Street,
unless otherwise noted. After the speakers, there will be refreshments and a business meeting. Anyone interested
in local history is invited to attend. For membership information, call Julia Ahlquist at 845-889-4521.

Dues are $15/Individual and $25/Family per year from January through December.

Our Museum at 4389 Albany Post Road in the former firehouse building is open on Saturdays from 10-2 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. through the end of October.
Please invite your family and friends to visit the Museum, and call Gert Trani if you would like to volunteer to be
a host/hostess at 845-229-5561.

The Little Red Schoolhouse on the grounds of North Park Elementary School is open for special tours by calling the Director,
Carl Grieco, at 845-229-9029. Due to the renovation project being worked on this year, no events were scheduled this summer.
However, there will be two Open House events on Sundays: September 24th and October 22nd at 2:00 p.m. for our members
and visitors to see what has been accomplished with their generous donations! Please invite your family and friends to attend,
and let us know if you will be able to join us.


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Historical Society Museum

Our Museum in the former firehouse at 4389 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY, is open from June first
through the end of October on Saturdays from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

It contains many artifacts donated by the townspeople, including the voting machine when FDR ran against President Hoover
in 1932, with the ballot still intact! We also have a display of the 240th US Army's MP Battalion when they were here to protect
President Roosevelt during WWII. We also have many publications available for purchase, and we encourage residents to record
their family history for our files for future generations to know about the history of their families. There is no fee, however,
donations are appreciated. We hope to see you at our meetings and upcoming events.

For membership information call Julia Ahlquist at 845-889-4521,
and for any other information, call Patsy N. Costello, the President, at 845-229-2559 or Email: Patsyc97@AOL.com.

Also, please see our website: www.townofhydeparkny-historicalsociety.org

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NOTE: There is no hardcopy being mailed to those who have email.
So please mark your calendar for your records.

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