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The Sullivan County Historical Society proudly presents their new Sullivan County Wildlife [ ... ]

Now ShowingWoodstock Exhibit

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The words of Max Yasgur, on whose farm the Woodstock Festival took place during three stea [ ... ]

Civil War
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Hardly had the soil settled on the fresh dug graves holding the victims from Company B who were kill [ ... ]

Civil War
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Patriotic fever spread throughout the farms and forests of Sullivan County during the late summer of [ ... ]

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"An open switch on the O&W railroad at Mountaindale caused a disastrous accident to the south bo [ ... ]

Exhibits - Now Showing

WildlifeThe Sullivan County Historical Society proudly presents their new Sullivan County Wildlife Exhibit, featuring mounted birds, mammals and fish native to Sullivan County. 

Opening June 7, 2015 - 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. At the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY. Free Admission - Refreshments. 

For information: 845-434-8044

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Departments - Genealogy Department

dna and genealogyDid you know that the SCHS Genealogy Department has an extensive obituary file?  I have been involved with catching up with the backlog of obituaries that have been in our archives. The obituaries are placed on index cards and cross-referenced by spouse and parents so each obituary takes at least four cards. Now I have many, many cards to be filed and would welcome any volunteers willing to give a few hours time filing them. The only genealogy experience needed is a knowledge of the alphabet. If interested, you may contact me at the museum 845-434-8044 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

I am looking forward to meeting you.

Suzanne Cecil


Departments - Genealogy Department

dna and genealogyAs the genalogy replacement for Barbara Viele at the Sullivan County Historical Society,  I  would like to make contributions to the SCHS webpage with information of what we have and do in the Genealogy Department. If on the homepage you click on "Departments" at the top of the page and select "Genealogy."  you will in the near future see my postings.

Also at the top of the homepage is a heading labeled "Forms" where a genealogy search request form can be downloaded. Fees for searches are on the form.

I will also give a quick response by email if it doesn't require an extensive search.

I can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Suzanne Cecil

Genealogy Volunteer


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News - Announcements


Do you like history? Do you like genealogy? The Sullivan County Historical Society in Hurleyville (the Museum and Research Center) is looking for volunteers in many areas, especially genealogy. No specific skills are required but enthusiasm is a must! Two to four hours a week (or more) would be desirable.



Call the Museum or drop by for more information, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm or Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm. 845-434-8044

Awards - History Preserver



PBBurns-WebPatricia and William Burns


The stated mission of the Sullivan County Historical Society has been no better exemplified than through the endeavors of “Pat” and “Bill” Burns. Through their historical knowledge and organizational skills, the Society has developed an excellence in the preservation of Sullivan County history, from the management of archival material to the day-to-day tasks of operating the County Museum. Because of their stewardship, the Society continues to remain viable, even in these days of economical and technological challenges.

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