This is the Society's 60th Year!
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.
Members' 60th Anniversary Event
Commemorating the purchase and renovation
of the Jacob T. Walden House, and the founding of the
Historical Society of Walden and the Wallkill Valley.
Orange County Historian, Guest Speaker
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...
Sunday, May 6th...
Call for Reservations Today!
The Month of April ... A few days left to buy your Hannaford Bags!
April 18, 2018...
PDF of the flyer
Please download our Flyer and share with your friends!
||WED, SEPT 21, 7:30PM
at the Walden House
For Guest Speakers John Gruini, Jr. and Alex Prizgintas--on local, Orange County Bottle Collecting. Light Refreshments follow.
THURS, SEPT 22, 5-8:30PM
at DAXXON Chinese Restaurant in Walden
Our Next Fundraiser! Dine In or Take Out-
either way sends 10% of your meal price to the
Historical Society. Thank you! Be sure to
take a coupon (print link below) or pick up a coupon at the
Josephine-Louise Public Library.
On April 15th at 7:30 pm
at the Jacob T. Walden House. Our guest speaker was
Ms. Johanna Porr,
Orange County Historian.
Please print a PDF or two of this flyer and invite your friends!
The original post card is from 1907 (without "New York, Walden, Albany").
Sept. 21, 2013: Our Special 55th Anniversary Luncheon,
guest speaker, Trustee Marcus Millspaugh,
Colden Manor at Spruce Lodge
Flyer PDF - please invite your friends!
Sept. 18: Regular Meeting- 7:30 PM Offsite.
Mickey Millspaugh guests on the Restoration of the Jacob T. Walden House. Meeting is AT the Municipal Building in Walden, 3rd Floor Assembly Room.
First our invitation to local Artists and Craftsmen:
And our invitation to our Community:
PDFs of the two flyers to print, post, and share: Artists / Community
We thank you for inviting your friends!
Coming up on Sunday, December 2nd at 2PM
Link to PDF file to print a copy or invite friends
Yard Sale 2012-Poster
on the Porch, Wednesday, July 18th, 6 PM
In addition to great food, our Picnic always features a
fascinating Show & Tell!
Advanced reservations are required
Page PDF of this flyer
Page PDF of this flyerCapers
and Cameos by David C. Lustig, Jr.
thanks to Dave who in addition to years of service as
Trustee of the
Society, now "retired," has generously donated a $5 portion
book sale to the Historical Society. Dave released
Capers and Cameos in the summer of 2011.
His book presents the real life adventures of growing up in
Walden in the 1930's
with his many lifelong Walden friends. Delightful
compilation of short stories.Books may be
ordered by e-mailing Dave
or by contacting the Historical
Cameos, a new book by David C. Lustig,
Congratulations to former Trustee, David C. Lustig,
Dave has just released a new book, Capers
& Cameos, real life adventures of growing up in
with his many life long Walden friends. Delightful
compilation of short stories.
Booksigning - August 17th at the Walden House
July - Art on the Lawn, July
Look for our Silent Auction paintings in the photo
Winners of the Silent Aucution to be announced at Walden
Harvest Fest 2011
Thank you to J.A. Di Bello and the
Delaware & Hudson Canvas
for their recent article on the
June - Chris Farlekas
June 15th at 7:30 - Journalist Chris Farlekas
guests on the topic of "Banned Books."
Should prove to be a lively evening.
Light Refreshments follow - at the Jacob T. Walden
May - Robert Score
May 18th: Area resident, Robert Score, Guest Speaker - on
"The Ghost Whistle"
7:30 PM at the Jacob T. Walden House
recent news article
Be sure to see the Recent Photos from this event
6th Annual Spring
30th AND May 1st - 2 Dates / 3 Seatings
View PDF Flyer
-- Print and Invite your friends!
Be sure to see the recent Photos of our events
Lisa Melville has written a book about
Grace Murder Case in Walden in 1912.
Released Thanksgiving Day 2010, copies available at leading
Orange Magazine Interview,
and info from her Publisher, http://www.sisubooks.com
PDF of the
Photos from the event are posted on the Website.
Annual Yard Sale at
the Jacob Walden House
Picnic on the Porch - July 21 6:30
April 11 - 9th Annual Local
History Day--Genealogy: Hi Cousin!
2-4PM at the Municipal Building, Bradley Room (Flyer
April 21 - 6:30 PM-General Meeting. Guest Speaker: Bob
Hudson River Steamboats plide presentation
April 25 - 6:30 PM-Annual Spring Tea at the Jacob T.
--Tickets on sale (Flyer-PDF)
May 19 - 6:30 PM-General Meeting. Guest Speaker: Richard
June 16 - 6:30 PM-General Meeting. Offsite visit-St.
Andrews Episcopal Church:
Guest Speaker, Bob Siegman
EventsThere were Two
Raffle drawings--for the Rocking Chair & Walden Afghan,
and a second drawing for the Holiday Tea Gift Basket
Raffle Tickets were $1 each. Patty Estep was our
big Winner of the beautiful solid pine Ethan Allan Rocking
Chair and Walden Afgan,
and donated back the rocking chair for our next
raffle--Thank you! andLisa Melville was
the winner for the 2nd drawing--the Holiday Gift Basket of
winter dishes (setting for 4), dish towels and napkins,
variety teas, hot choclate, Historical Society notecards,
and gingrbread bees wax ornament ! To everyone else: better
luck next time.