Headwaters History Days

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
June 8, 9, and 10, 2018

Headwaters History Days in Town(s) of Middletown, Roxbury and Shandaken

A celebration of the history, culture, folklife, and landscape of the Central Catskills.

The Fifth Annual Headwaters History Days showcases the people and historical forces that have shaped the communities along the streams of the East Branch Delaware River and the Esopus Creek. From historical talks to vintage baseball games and scenic train rides this weekend offers something for everyone!

The weekend starts with a talk from baseball historian Bob Mayer, on Friday evening. A vintage baseball game between the Mountain Athletic Club team and the Connecticut Bulldogs will take place, in Fleischmanns, on Saturday. MAC artifacts will be displayed at the game by the Fleischmanns Museum of Memories.

Also on Saturday, the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will be making a presentation about the Civilian Conservation Corps and their lasting impact on the Catskill Mountain region. A short walk through a CCC-planted forest in Huckleberry Brook will follow the presentation.

The newly refurbished Phoenicia Railroad Station will be open from 11 to 4 on Saturday and Sunday. This once-busy station now serves as the Empire State Railway Museum and the museum’s collection of railroad tools, artifacts, and photographs will be on display.

Visit the Shandaken Museum, the Old Stone Schoolhouse, Hunting Tavern, Roxbury Methodist Church clock tower, and more!

For full schedule visit headwaterhistorydays.org.

Contacts: Diane Galusha [email protected] and John Duda [email protected]