A huge thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to the MTHS Local History Day on August 22, 2016!
Thanks to the MTHS board members who worked on the scene all day and behind the scenes prior to that.
A special thank you to Mara Lehmann who spent a lot of time and energy pulling everything together!
Thank you to board member Randy Hoose for bringing Rip Van Winkle to life to the delight of all the attendees.
Thank you to John Curran for opening the archives for the day to share with the history lovers who came in.
Thank you to the volunteers for the event who are not board members and generously gave their time to help with everything from directing parking to selling raffle tickets and hot dogs.
Thank you to the local history groups who set up displays at the event: Eastkill Valley Historical Association, Greene County Historical Society, the Haines Family Association, and Lexington Historical Society.
Thank you to Linda Nicholls of Greene Room Players for directing a new group of puppeteers for the Rip Van Winkle Puppet Show. Thank you to Jen Byrne and Mary Kate Kroyer and their daughters for doing a great job of performing the historic puppet show.
Thank you to storyteller Carol Spear for enchanting young and old!
Thank you to Jim Planck for his interesting presentation about Rip Van Winkle; it is always good to learn new things about an old subject.
Thank you to Paul Misko for his entertaining history quiz. It was an amusing and informative way to close the day. Paul also provided a Rip Van Winkle themed activity with his bowling alley. That saw a lot of use during the day.
Thank you to the Twilight Day Camp counsellors who supervised the Children's Tent.
Thank you to the local publisher and the authors in the Book Tent: Steve Hoare of Black Dome Press, Larry Tompkins, David and Wanda Dorpfeld, Johanna and Rob Titus, and Dede Terns Thorpe.
Thank you to the media who let people know about this special day in Haines Falls.
Thank you to the Mountain Top Arboretum for providing a golf cart for the day.
Thank you to Chris Scott for providing porta-johns.
Thank you to the Town of Hunter, Stewart's Shops, and Greene County for financial support.
And a big thank you to everyone who came to Haines Falls on Local History Day to participate in our celebration.!