MTHS Summer School Is In Session
On July 9, Bob Gildersleeve, our director in charge of the MTHS archives, visited the Hunter-Tannersville Elementary School as part of their summer programming. He taught science at the school before he retired, but this time his mission was different.
Gildersleeve came to show the children the MTHS collection of stereoscopic slides which they could view for themselves. The kids had a blast looking through the viewer and learning about the Mountain Top history they depict so well. We were told recently by the conservator who visited us that the MTHS collection of stereoscopic slides is a unique and excellent learning tool.
The following week, the kids headed over to MTHS' historic train station for an on-location history lesson to see where it all happened for themselves. The 1913 building has been restored to its original condition by the MTHS. It provided an excellent setting to enhance the children's understanding of the past and they enjoyed the field trip.
MTHS Archives Recipient of Kohler Collection
The Mountain Top Historical Society has received a generous donation of photographs and other items from Ms. Wilma Kohler of Hunter and Elmhurst, NY. Among the items are a bible with family records of Aaron Haines, who operated the earliest inn in Haines Falls, a copy of the rare book, An Illustrated Guide to the Catskill Mountains by Samuel E. Rusk, and over one hundred photographs taken by Rusk, his brother John W. Rusk, and other 19th and early 20th century photographers.
Articles from the Hemlock
The Hemlock is MTHS' quarterly publication, sent to members of the Mountain Top Historical Society. A few of the most popular articles are excerpted here.
Click here to view our old website in the archive.
More articles and photographs to come.