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(Schrade Room)
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(Embler-Hill Memorial Room)
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Local History Day & Resources

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 Times

Special 2006 Veterans Day Program
Special WWII Veterans Program

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 2016 Spring Tattler was 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!

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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),
Home of the Historical Society of Walden & the Wallkill Valley

Come Home to the Walden House!

7:30 PM, June 20th...

Author Robi Josephson returns to the Walden House to present,
"Hardscrabble Life in the Gunks," 
an illustrated talk about The Trapps, a vanished mountain hamlet of the
Shawangunk Mountains.  Today, the lands between Lakes Mohonk
and Minnewaska are protected, but a century and more ago it was home to
250 to 300 people who scratched a living from a rocky and unforgiving land.  
Learn just how hardscrabble a life it was, including the story of the Enderly family who lost seven members during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918.  
Robi's two books will be on sale, with 50 percent of the profits
being donated to the Historical Society.  Light refreshments follow...



Coupons to print (PDF)

Something Old & Something New!

July 14th & Aug 11th
Join us for OPEN HOUSE TOURS 1-4pm
PORCH MUSIC 2pm until ?
bring a folding chair or blanket and pick a spot on the lawn!
Music by The New York School of Music, Walden.

6:00 PM, July 18th...

Annual Picnic on the Porch at the Jacob T. Walden House
Bring a pot luck covered dish or dessert to share and be sure to bring an interesting item for Local History Show 'n Tell.
This is always a fun event.

SAVE THE DATE! August 7th

We are pleased to announce
Johanna Yaun,
Orange County Historian,
guests at the 60th Anniversary of the
Historical Society of Walden and the Wallkill Valley,

Angry Orchard, August 7th, 5-8PM
Details to follow...

2018 Membership Form & Dues Renewa
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.

See other items for sale through the Historical Society.



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Site updated 6-12-18

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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