A Neversink History Afternoon has been set for Sunday, September 9th from 1 to 4 pm at the Time and the Valleys Museum, on State Route 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County.
The museum’s collection of historical records, photographs, books and artifacts will be available to visitors. The afternoon also includes the unveiling of an important artifact just received by the Museum – a hand woven blue and white coverlet from Old Neversink.
At 2 pm John Conway, Sullivan County Historian will give a talk on Otto Hillig, the Liberty resident who became the most famous photographer in Sullivan County in the early 20th century, and the owner of one of the best equipped upstate photography studios. An adventurer who owned one of the first automobiles in Sullivan County and loved to fly airplanes, Hillig became a pioneer of aerial photography and documented and preserved in photographs much of Sullivan County’s early 20th century history.
Anyone interested in learning more about the history of the Town of Neversink or has historical items or photographs to share, is encouraged to attend. Admission is free and includes admission to the Museum’s three floors of exhibitions.
The Museum is located at 332 Main Street (St. Rt. 55) in Grahamsville Sullivan County. Adults admission is a suggested donation of $5, Children under 16 $2, and children under six are free.
For more information call (845) 985-7700, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the museum’s website.
Photo of Neversink by Otto Hillig.