HMVA Events Archive: 2020 to Present
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HMVA tour of Bethlehem, Albany County, NY
Saturday, September 17, 2022
The Bethlehem Historical Museum
(Town of Bethlehem Historical Association)
1019 River Road, Selkirk, NY 12158
From the Bethlehem Historical Museum, we will proceed to the 1908 Willis MacDonald Home, a Swiss Chalet Arts and Crafts home attributed to prominent Albany architect Marcus T. Reynolds, and then to the Barent Winne house, a 1868 brick Victorian house incorporating an original Dutch farmhouse begun around 1614.
Lunch will be at Yanni's Too at 1 p.m. At 2:30, those who are interested can tour the New World Dutch barn at Kleinke's Farm.
Annual Picnic at the Bronck House
Saturday, July 16, 2022 at NOON
The Bronck House Museum
Greene County Historical Society
90 County Route 42
Coxsackie, NY 12051
You are invited to bring a picnic lunch (and folding chair) to join members of the HMVA for a luncheon on the lawn, complete with a brief business meeting and a time of planning for our new office / archival space on the Bronck House grounds.
Tour of Town and Village of Glen, Montgomery County NY
Saturday, June 18, 2022, 10:30 AM
Host: Wally Wheeler
We'll meet at the parking lot of the Dutch Reformed Church (mailing address for locating in mapping: 1526 NY-161, Fultonville, NY 12072) and then proceed to the Glen Conservancy Hall where local historian Wanda Burch will give us a brief introduction to the community. We will then go on a walking tour of the hamlet, spending some time in a New World Dutch barn among other sites.
We'll have lunch at the Glen Country Store (or, if our group is large, we'll return to Conservancy Hall with our lunches), before touring at least one more site in the hamlet.
In the afternoon (at about 2PM), we'll travel just one mile south to 141 Reynolds Road and visit the Smith-Voorhees-Covenhoven house, which has recently been listed on the National Register. The house is an interesting example of a two-story H-bent framed dwelling from the post-Revolutionary period, and incorporates some earlier features.
Andrew Mann Inn and the Village of Gilbertsville
Saturday, May 28, 2022
10:00 AM - Andrew Mann Inn, a tavern and farm house dating to c. 1790. Homeowner and Historic Preservationist Kurt Riegel will give a tour of this amazing home complete with seven fireplaces and an attached carriage house.
11:30 PM - Lunch at the Five Kids Bakehouse located in the historic Gilbert Block in the Village of Gilbertsville.
12:00 PM - Gilbertsville Free Library for a brief introduction to the village by Town Historian Leach Eckmair before beginning our walking tour. One of the highlights of the walking tour will be the interior of a stone and wood framed barn dating to c.1803 that was later used as part of a carriage works.
Directions to the Andrew Mann Inn, 383 NY-7, Sidney NY 13838: From Interstate 88, take Exit 9 and head north on NY-8 N/Airport Road for 1.8 miles. Turn right onto NY Route 7 east. The inn is located 1.2 miles east of the intersection on the left side of the road.
Study Tour of Hunterdon County NJ
Saturday, April 16, 2022, 11 AM
Please join HMVA for a tour of Hunterdon County, New Jersey on 16 April 2022. The tour has been put together by HMVA board member Carla Cielo, and includes three structures included in Rosalie Fellows Bailey's "Pre-Revolutionary Dutch Houses" (1936), and a New World Dutch Barn.
11:00 AM - Bouman-Stickney house museum and Wyckoff-Wade relocated Dutch barn, 114 Dreahook Road, Stanton (Readington Township) NJ. GPS address: 114 Dreahook Road, Lebanon NJ
12:15 PM - Lunch at Harper's Table, 1316 Route 31 North, Annandale NJ
1:30 PM - Reynolds-Van Syckel's Tavern (Corner of Van Syckles Road and Charlestown Road, Union Township, New Jersey). Interior tour with the owner.
Maggie MacDowell Memorial Lecture
Saturday, March 26, 2022, 11 AM via Zoom
Will Tatum, Dutchess County Historian
History and Development of the Hamlet of Wurtemburg in Dutchess County
HMVA Annual Meeting and Election
Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 11 AM
Elmendorph Inn 7562 North Broadway (Rte. 9) Red Hook NY 12571
HMVA Holiday Luncheon
Saturday, December 11, 2021, 12 Noon
Hoffman House Restaurant and Tavern 94 North Front Street Kingston NY 12401
A small house tour to follow lunch.
Come Eat, Drink, and be Merry
RSVP by Dec. 8 to email@example.com or text name and number of guests to Rob at 845 750 3074
Lunch will be prix fixe $25 + drinks at the bar.
Study Tour in Hoosick Falls
Hosted by John Ham
Saturday, November 20, 2021
11:00 AM - Beginning with lunch at Man of Kent Tavern, 4452 Route 7, Hoosick Falls NY 12090
Prior to leaving the tavern we will assess if we need to carpool based upon the limited number of parking spots at Tibbits Hall.
12:30 PM - Tibbits Hall and Dudley Cottage at the Hoosac School, 14 Pine Valley Rd, Hoosick Falls NY 12089
Built in 1860, Tibbits Hall is a Gothic Revival style house constructed out of cut ashlar sandstone blocks. The hall was built by George Mortimer Tibbits, son of U.S. Congressman George Tibbits. The house was a known stop on the underground railroad. The estate later became the Hoosac School in 1952. A newly discovered secret room underneath the east porch has raised many questions and thus theories about its purpose are welcome.
Please keep in mind that this is an active school with students who have Saturday classes. Some students are expected to join us on tour.
2:00 PM - All Saints' Episcopal Church, 4957 NY Rte 7, Hoosick Falls NY 12090
George Mortimer Tibbits began the construction of this church with its nave in 1864. The church is constructed of local quarried stone and Connecticut sandstone. In 1872 the current spire and chancel were added by the Tibbets family.
Additional information on George Tibbits and All Saints' Church:
From south, take I-87 north to exit 23. Get onto I-787 heading north. Stay on I-787 for 9 miles. Take exit 9E for NY Rte 7 toward Troy/Bennington. Head east on NY Rte 7 for 20 miles. Man of Kent Tavern will be on your right.
From north, take I-87 south to exit 6W for NY Rte 7 toward Troy/Cohoes. Head east for 25 miles. Man of Kent Tavern will be on your right.
Two Early Homes in Red Hook With a Matching Weird Quirk
Hosted by Emily Majer
Saturday, October 23, 2021
11:30 AM - Business meeting at Salvatore's Pizza, 7588 North Broadway (Route 9), Red Hook, NY 12571
12:30 PM - 246 Spring Lake Road, Upper Red Hook. Circa 1770 Palatine farmhouse
2:30 PM - 159 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook. The 1750 William Pitcher Farmstead
Links to additional information on the 1750 William Pitcher Farmstead: Historic Structure Report by Emily M. Majer 2015 HVVA Newsletter with article about the Pitcher house October 2005 HVVA Newsletter mentioning the Pitcher house November 2005 HVVA Newsletter mentioning the Pitcher house
Albany County Tour
Hosted by Roberta S. Jeracka
Saturday, September 18, 2021, Meeting at 10 AM
10 AM - Collins & Son New World Dutch Barn, 898 NY Route 143, Ravena, NY
11 AM - Van Der Zee-Riester Barn, 347 Rowe Road, Selkirk, N.Y.
12 PM - Lunch at Track 32, 1368 Indian Fields Road, Feura Bush, N.Y.
1 PM - Wemp New World Dutch Barn, 361 Onesquethaw Creek Road, Feura Bush, N.Y.
GREENE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 90 COUNTY HIGHWAY 42, COXSACKIE, NY, 12051
Saturday, July 17, 2021, 11 AM
The plan is to meet up, have a short business meeting, and enjoy a picnic lunch together. (Rain or Shine)
This year we ask that you bring your own lunch.
The barns and grounds will be available to HMVA members. If you desire to enter the Bronck House, you must call the Greene County Historical Society to arrange a tour. (518-731-6490) Proof of vaccination is required for house tours.
Austerlitz and the Hamlet of Spencertown
Columbia County, NY
June 19, 2021
This will be our first in-person event since the Maggie MacDowell Lecture of February 2020. It's great to be able to get together once again, although there will be some COVID restrictions.
Beginning at 9AM, until 10:30AM
Meet at the History Center in the hamlet of Spencertown. The address for the History Center is 812 Route 203, Spencertown, NY 12165 (phone: 518-392-3260 ext. 306). Parking is available in the lot separating the History Center from the new Town Hall; roadside parking is available on County Rd 7 in front of St. Peter's Church. The History Center and St. Peter's Church (across the street) will be open until 10:30. The address of St. Peter's Church is 5219 Co Rd 7.
Travel to the Osborn house, 786 Route 203 (Owner requires that visitors be vaccinated.)
11: 20 AM
Samuel Shaw house, 55 Elm Street (Owner requires that visitors wear masks.)
David Pratt house, 924 Route 203
Arrive at the Austerlitz Historical Society's Old Austerlitz campus for lunch. Lunch will be on the grounds of the Austerlitz Historical Society. The Austerlitz Historical Society will provide tables, chairs, water, coffee and ice tea at no charge. Please bring a bag lunch. Arrange for touring of the interiors of the Morey-Devereaux House and the Robert Herron House by paying $12 fee and scheduling your tour in advance of having lunch.
Tour of Old Austerlitz, including interiors of the Morey-Devereaux House (c. 1795) and the Robert Herron house (c. 1790 and c. 1810). Masks required in both houses. The Harvey House (c. 1765, now known as "The Shop at Old Austerlitz"), the Christian Church ("Art Austerlitz," 1853), the Morey-Devereaux Barn and Carriage Shed as well as the Robert Engel blacksmith shop will be open, free of charge.
Click here for the tour handout with details of the schedule and directions, as well as descriptions of the buildings and a map.
Virtual Touring in the Age of Covid
W. R. Wheeler
Until such time as it becomes possible to resume our monthly tours, there are a number of ways by which you can satisfy your need to see historic buildings and sites.
Maggie MacDowell Memorial Lecture
Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Fifth lecture in the series: Neil Larson - The Abraham Hasbrouck House
HMVA trustee and newsletter editor Neil Larson has been working on the restoration of the Abraham Hasbrouck House on Huguenot Street in New Paltz for the past 20 years, starting with a Historic Structure Report he prepared with Kenneth Hewes Barricklo. In the process he has made detailed studies (and HSRs) of the other houses on Huguenot Street, as well as scores of Ulster County stone houses that have informed the Abe House project, which he considers the most up-to-date museum-level restoration of a stone house yet to be undertaken. Now that the project is nearing completion, Neil is at a point to share the story of how it all came together.
HMVA Annual Meeting
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Meeting called to order at 3:00 PM
Please sign into Zoom account at 2:30
Members were invited to share a "Show & Tell" item - an object, a project or a story - after the close of the meeting.
Maggie MacDowell Memorial Lecture: "The Art of the Cooper"
February 15, 2020 - 11:00 AM
Woodland Pond, Media Room, New Paltz NY
A look at the barrel's local historical significance and the coopering process.
Presented by John Cox of
Quercus Cooperage, High Falls, NY
Admission to the lecture is free.
HMVA Annual Meeting
January 18, 2020 - 11 AM
Elmendorph Inn, 7562 North Broadway (Rte. 9), Red Hook NY
Business meeting beginning at 11 AM. Lunch to follow.