Society News

Society News

New Donation to the GHS Collection

Many thanks to Becky Siegel for donating a binder from the Lorbrook Corporation, a now-defunct local textile manufacturer.

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Holiday Luncheon

Holiday Luncheon

Thursday, November 16
Vanderbilt House in Philmont NY

During dessert, Ron Gabriele shared the history of Lionel Trains. It was riveting and several attendees – women too! — had Lionel train sets growing up, or another not quite so expensive. We saw Ron’s train set in action afterwards.

This marked the end of our 2017 season and over the next months we’ll be busy planning our programs for 2018. Stay tuned!

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Legend of Spook Rock

Legend of Spook Rock

As with most legends and folklore, there are many versions that have been handed down and The Legend of Spook Rock is no different. There are so many different ones, but one of the most romantic comes from “The Parsonage Between Two Manors” written by Elizabeth L. Gebhard in 1909 and printed by the Bryan Publishing Company in Hudson.

In early days it was the “custom of tolling the (church} bell at the passing of a life, or the hour of burial ….

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