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Event Schedule

  1. Stop 1 - Phoenicia
    Empire State Railway Museum 70 Lower High Street 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday Newly refurbished this year, the Museum presents a detailed look at the rich history of railroading in New York State, with a focus on the Catskills. The historic structure dates to 1899, giving visitors a glimpse of what it was like to arrive in the Catskills by rail; the major role of the station in the local economy is shown, and the excellent gift shop is stocked with much rail memorabilia and many fine books.
    June 8th, 9th and 10th
  2. Stop 2 - Pine Hill
    Shandaken Museum 26 Academy Street 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday Located in the old Pine Hill School building, there are extensive exhibits on the history of the Town of Shandaken, including prominent citizens, the many hotels and guest houses that made the town boom in the summers, and a detailed look at the numerous hamlets in the town.
    June 8th, 9th and 10th
  3. Stop 3 - Fleischmanns
    Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories 1009 Main Street 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Saturday and Sunday Located in an old carriage house behind Skene Library, the Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories has been preserving and presenting our local history for 40 years. In addition to much material on the many hotels from the heyday of tourism here in the Catskills, there are sections focusing on the Fleischmanns School, agriculture, and the early days of the telephone here.
    June 9th and 10th
  4. Stop 4 - Fleischmanns
    Skene Memorial Library 1017 Main Street 7:00 PM Friday A talk about the Fleischmann family's connections to Baseball, both here and in the wider world, presented by Bob Mayer, Trustee of the Peekskill Museum and noted baseball historian. Bob has written extensively and presented numerous programs on 19th century baseball. This historic structure and a small Library History display are available for viewing during regular hours.
    June 8th
  5. Stop 5 - Fleischmanns
    Mountain Athletic Club Ball field on Wagner Avenue 12:00 PM Saturday Vintage Base Ball game at 12:00 PM. , with the Mountain Athletic Club taking on the Connecticut Bulldogs. Game will be played under 1895 baseball rules--considerably different from today's. Gabriella Augustine, Assistant Curator at the Baseball Hall of Fame will throw out the first pitch. A Fleischmanns baseball history display, created by the Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories, will be available for viewing.
    June 9th
  6. Stop 6 - Arkville
    Delaware & Ulster Railroad 43510 State Route 28 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM Saturday, 11:00 AM Sunday (Regular fares apply.) 2:00 PM Sunday - Special docent-led tour. (Regular fares apply.) SPECIAL LATE ADDITION TO SCHEDULE: STEAM TRAIN RUNS Saturday and Sunday at 10:45 AM, 12:30 & 2:30 PM The last remaining chance to ride the historic rails here in the Catskills; the trip from Arkville to Roxbury gives a wonderful sense of the countryside, and insight into our area's rich rail history. The special docent-led trip at 2 PM Sunday will give a more in-depth view.
    June 9th and 10th
  7. Stop 7 - Margaretville
    Historical Society of the Town of Middletown 778 Cemetery Road 10:00 AM Saturday A special program, "Trees, Skis and the Triple C's" will be presented by Diane Galusha, author of Another Day, Another Dollar: The Civilian Conservation Corps in the Catskills. The presentation will be followed by a short hike through a local CCC plantation.
    June 9th
  8. Stop 8 - Dunraven
    The Old Stone Schoolhouse State Routes 28/30, 2 miles west of Margaretville 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday This historic structure is rarely open, and visitors will enjoy this look at the way schooling used to be here. The grounds are lovingly maintained, making it an ideal spot to visit. Docents will be on hand to explain some of the history. Children will especially enjoy this look at a way of schooling VERY different from today's.
    June 9th
  9. Stop 9 - Kelly Corners
    Hubbell Family Farm State Route 30, 4 miles north of Margaretville 10:00 AM Saturday Visit this historic family-owned farm (now in its eighth generation) for a great look at the old ways here in Delaware County. The visit begins with a demonstration of the 1870's sawmill, followed by a tour of the rest of the mill, which houses a cider press from the same era, and a 1907 Maxwell automobile. and a walking tour around the farm's many buildings.
    June 9th
  10. Stop 10 - Halcottsville
    The Round Barn Farmers’ Market Route 30 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday Located at the Historic Round Barn about 5 miles north of Arkville/Margaretville, the Farmers Market has been in operation since 1991. Over the years it has become known for both the fine produce and the chance to meet up with friends and sometimes even spot a celebrity or two.
    June 9th
  11. Stop 11 - Roxbury
    Old School Baptist Meeting House 288 County Route 41 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sunday Known locally as the 'Yellow Church,' this historic structure dates to 1833. (The Old School Baptists did NOT call it a church.) This site is a new addition this year to Headwaters History Days--a rare chance to see this well-preserved wonderful building. Anthony Liberatore and Dan Underwood will be leading the tours. After touring the Meeting House, visitors are welcome to stroll in the adjoining cemetery.
    June 10th
  12. Stop 12 - Roxbury
    Roxbury Depot / The U & D RR Historical Society 101 Bridge Street 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Sunday Open for tours. This historic structure, dating from the early days of the Ulster & Delaware Rail Road, was fancied-up considerably for the Goulds; The Ulster & Delaware Rail Road Historical Society has lavished much work on preserving it, there are many displays with information about the early days of rail here in the Catskills. It is usually open for the train trips, but for Headwaters History Days, will also be open extended hours Saturday, and on Sunday morning.
    June 9th and 10th
  13. Stop 13 - Roxbury
    Roxbury Methodist Church 53761 State Route 30 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday Open for tours. Clock works and historical displays. There are displays of post cards, photos and memorabilia showcasing the history of Roxbury. For the visit to the clock (which was moved from the Roxbury School to the church in 1939) it is best to be there a few minutes before the hour, to see and hear it striking the hour. Tours led by Anthony Liberatore and Dan Underwood.
    June 9th
  14. Stop 14 -Roxbury
    Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church 53837 State Route 30 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday Open for self-guided visits.
    June 9th