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The Meeting Room
The Dining Room (Schrade Room)
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The Living Room (Embler-Hill)
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Large Upstairs Bedroom
Small Upstairs Bedroom

Photos of Recent Events

Local History Day & Resources
2006 Special Vet's Day Program
2008-Walden in the Civil War
2009-Virtual Cemetery Tour
-Local Genealogy
2011-Author: Lisa Melville
-Civil War: Walden,CO. H
Washington Post article: Co H-2014
-Textile Industry in Walden
2014-Knifetown USA: Part I-
The New York Knife Company
2015-Old House Superstitions &
Treasures: Concealment Shoes
2016-Knifetown USA:
Parts II & III-
-Walden Knife Company &
-Schrade Cutlery
2017-Mail Call: Letters from War

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Articles and booklets of interest:
Walden New York;
Hub of the Beautiful Wallkill Valley

a 1921 Walden history booklet.

Walden and Surrounding Areas
The History of Orange County, excerpt 

Our website is a work-in-progress. We welcome your additions, photos, and suggestions. It is an all-volunteer project designed & launched in June 2007: www.thewaldenhouse.org  

Please send comments, additions, and suggestions to HSWWV@adprose.org

The Walden House Tattler Newsletter is issued free to members in Spring & Fall. The 2019 Spring Tattler will be issued in April.

Joining the Society is easy and open to anyone interested in preserving local history. Membership is inexpensive and also makes a great gift, especially for friends or family no longer in the area. Use the membership link to apply. See a sample of the Tattler on our Membership link. The Tattler Newsletter
editor is Trustee, Patricia Eisley.

We encourage members to invite friends to join too. Donations are always welcome and are tax deductible. Thank you!

A reminder that we are NOT publicly funded. All of our abilities to preserve local history come from donations from the community and Members like you!

Thank You!!

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Home of The Historical Society of Walden & the Wallkill Valley

The Jacob T. Walden House
34 North Montgomery Street, Walden, New York

Our Society is a nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of
local history and is chartered by the State of New York.


Welcome to the rich history of the Jacob T. Walden House located in Walden, Town of Montgomery, Orange County, NY (part of Ulster County until 1798).

Come Home to the Walden House!



Coming Up in November & December...

Wed., Nov 20th at the Municipal Building:

7 PM - Special Video Presentation
"Where Slavery Died Hard,"
The Forgotten History of Ulster County and the Shawangunk Mountain Region
2nd floor Meeting Room, Light Refreshments follow the presentation.

Tues., Nov. 26th at Franco's!

Coupons to download--or pick them up at the Josephine-Louise Public Library in Walden

Fri & Sat., Nov 7 & 8...

Print a flyer to invite friends and family

PDF of the Walden section of
Walden: Its Representative Business Men and its Points of Interest
is scanned and posted here. The balance of the book, sections on Goshen and Montgomery, will be added soon.
Information from this book was used in the Fall 2019 Tattler newsletter

See our Calendar of events!

Trustees meet on the 4th Thursday of each month
at 7:00 PM at the Walden House unless otherwise noted...
Monthly Programming resumes in April and will be held at the Jacob T. Walden House (unless otherwise noted) on the 3rd Wednesday of
April, May, June, September, October and November.

2019 Membership Form & Dues Renewal
New Members Welcome!

For sale: 16"x 12-1/2" color prints of an original oil painting by local artist, Ethel Eckler Simmons. It shows wonderful detail of the Fowler Building in Walden, and you can even glimpse "Old Scalper" in the distance on Route 52. Prints are for sale through the Society, unframed at $20. Limited quantities.

Note--we are looking at other images of Walden to reproduce for sale. Check back soon.

See other items for sale through the Historical Society.



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Site updated 11-18-2019

Be sure to check the Calendar often for other new programs. Event dates and meetings are posted as soon as scheduled. We look forward to seeing you!

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