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History Mysteries
Images from our Past
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Mission, Officers & Trustees
On Sale Now
Photo of Previous Events
Recent Acquisitions & Donations
Resources - Genealogy

The Meeting Room
The Dining Room
(Schrade Room)
The Front Hall
The Living Room
(Embler-Hill Memorial Room)
The Stairs
Large Upstairs Bedroom
Small Upstairs Bedroom

Other Important Links/Local History
American Memory Project (LoC)
City of Newburgh History
Delaware & Hudson Canvas
Greater Hudson Heritage Network
Making of America (Cornell)
Town of Montgomery Chamber
Village of Walden
Walden Community Council

Articles and booklets of interest :

Walden New York, Hub of the Beautiful Wallkill Valley--PDF reprint of a 1921 Walden
history booklet.

Walden and Surrounding Areas--PDF--an excerpt from The History of Orange County 

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

Visit us on Facebook!

The Jacob T. Walden
House Website

 Images from our Past!   Updated 11-11-15map section, the Jacob T. Walden House at Wait & North Montgomery Streets, Walden
1887 Map of Walden--Courtesy, Library of Congress
See the close-up on our Calendar.


A recollection of skating on the Wallkill River about 1933-34. ~Larry Yeaple, Jan 24, 2012

I remember ice skating on a pond-like inlet of the Wallkill River behind the knife factory buildings, but further down as you head away from Walden. Think it was near the hat factory, Pellissier, Jonas & Rivet.

He and friends from Capron Street (most probably Dave Lustig and Bob Ostrander) used to walk from Elberton Avenue down a steep hill, now part of Bradley park, to get to this special spot at the river’s edge. They would skate at “Crow’s Island,” their creative name for the spot. Lots of fun because it wasn’t too deep and the younger kids couldn’t get into much trouble if they fell through. Larry Yeaple was about 9 or 10 at the time and remembers falling flat and through the ice, where upon he was “reminded” that he had just ruined the skating for everyone!

Thank you to Sue Fox Bardin for donating the following
Walden High School Graduation Program booklet from June 23, 1931

Enjoy a PDF of the 4 page booklet
(cover slightly retouched to remove a stain)

Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Walter Roosa, former Waldenites, who recently donated this
wonderful photo from the Walden High School Class of 1922-23 Basketball team.
The back of the photo lists them as:
"L-R: Bill Meyer, Bruce Terwilliger, Chas. Milligan, Carrol Moffat, Jim Slater"


Photo of knife shop workers taken in 1911 on the hill by Pleasant Ave. Photo courtesy of Susanne Palen Bergen..."my grandfather Robert Kirk Harrison is the second fromthe right in the front row." (the others are not named) Thank you, Suzanne! We welcome comments--especially if you know the identity of any of these other Walden gents.


Historical Souvenir Programme, Walden Fire Department,
Thursday, October 6, Nineteen Hundred and Four --PDF

Donated by members, Barbara and George Heitz


Post Cards of Walden--from David C. Lustig, Jr. ~ Thanks Dave!


Thank you to Society Trustee, Mickey Millspaugh, who
removed a crease from this wonderful old photo!

99 Years ago and counting!

Would you like to see more photos from the past? Visit our "Do You Know Me" page
and help us identify some wonderful old photos! They are also on our Facebook page.

The Walden House Tattler Newsletter is issued twice each year, in Spring and Fall,
and is free to all members. Our Newsletter Editor is Trustee, Patricia Eisley.

Not a member? Joining is easy and inexpensive and will give
you the opportunity to read our informative 8-page newsletter. Please visit our
Membership page--Memberships also make great gifts!



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