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Now ShowingWoodstock Exhibit Now Open

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The words of Max Yasgur, on whose farm the Woodstock Festival took place during three steamy August days during the summer of 1969, delighted the hundreds of thousands of young people who had gath [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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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 [ ... ]

News - Museum News

kidatart-finalThe Sullivan County Historical Society proudly presents the 2015 Elementary School Art Show, featuring the works of young artists from throughout the County. The show which was coordinated and set up by Sullivan County B.O.C.E.S., will be open for viewing through April 4th, during regular hours, at the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY.

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and Sunday 1:00 t0 4:30 P.M.



For Information please call: (845) 434:8044

News - Museum News

web Cook34 2aDr, Frederick A. Cook, Polar Explorer, to be Honored


On Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 2 to 4 p,m. there will be a reception. at the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main St., Hurleyville, NY, commemorating 150th anniversary of Dr. Cooks birth.  Dr. Cook, a famous explorer and native of Sullivan County, is best known for being the first person to reach the North Pole. There will be films about Cook's explorations. Refreshments - All Welcome.


For more information please call (845)434-8044

News - Announcements

ConcordHotelThe Sullivan County Historical Society is looking for memorabilia to showcase a time-line of the Concord Resort Hotel from the time when the previous hotel was called Ideal Plaza to today in anticipation of the soon to come Casino site.

 Memorabilia of all sorts, livery, aprons, dishes, glasses, printed invitations, special  events menus, photos of personalities, staff items, guest keys with the name Concord on them and many other such items are needed for inclusion in an exhibit to be held this coming summer by the Society at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville, NY.

If you are willing to loan or donate any items please contact the Sullivan County Historical Society at (845)434-8044.


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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Sun Apr 12 @02:00pm - 04:00pm
Honoring Dr, Frederick A. Cook