HMVA Events Archive: 2020 to Present
Fuller descriptions may be found in Newsletters
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.