Browse Exhibits (3 total)

The Early Ulster County Fair

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Today, we celebrate the Ulster County Fair in New Paltz, and some of us remember the years prior to 1967 when the fair was held in Kingston. But many do not know that the fair originated in Ellenville, and was held there from 1886 until 1931. This exhibit includes a sampling of photographs from those early years in order to provide you with a taste of a bygone era in which the county fair was a community's social event of the year.

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Lost Hamlets of the Rondout Reservoir

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Between 1936 and 1952, a massive engineering project took place in order to provide New York City and surrounding localities with additional drinking water. The purpose of this exhibit is to raise public awareness concerning the impact that the Rondout Reservoir had on the displaced communities of the Lackawack Valley. It is hoped that it will provide an appreciation for the pure water we may otherwise take for granted. The exhibit draws from extensive primary source documentation contained in the collections of Ellenville Public Library & Museum.

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Yama Farms Calling

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This exhibit tells a story in pictures about one of the "Presidents Conferences" -- meetings of captains of industry -- which were held annually at Yama Farms in Napanoch, Ulster County, New York.

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