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335 Route 202
Somers, NY 10589
|News of note.....
Reis Park Celebrating 50th Anniversary!
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the bequest an 80-plus acre farm and
the contents of all its buildings from Carolyn Wright Reis to the Town of
Somers, the most historically significant donation ever made to the Town
and one of the largest donations of open space. Throughout the year
the Society will be marking this anniversary with a number of events.
Follow us on our Facebook page to keep up to date on activities. Click here to
watch a short video about Carolyn.
Download the app Field Trip or visit the SPARK website to learn more about Carolyn.
SO PROUD...Somers Historical Society is
a recipient of a 2016 Conservation Treatment Grant from the Greater
Hudson Heritage Network. The Conservation Treatment Grant Program
of Greater Hudson Heritage Network is made possible with public funds
from the New York State Council on the Arts. Click the logo for details.
We will debut the results of the grant - the restoration of a late 19th
century wedding dress from the Hallock family of Somers - at a special
exhibit and June "Wedding Reception." Special thanks to the Textile
Conservation Workshop of South Salem for their exquisite work in
restoring this dress to its splendor.
Award- winning animator, independent filmmaker and professor
Lynn Tomlinson recently visited Somers to conduct preliminary
research on a new short film about a snippet of Somers history.
(The exact topic is a surprise!) Stay tuned for developments but
meanwhile see her work, "The Ballad of Holland Island House."
Hudson Valley Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk has been a
long-time friend of the Society and is now in final production of
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" for DVD. You can hear him
introducing parts of our Mabel Addis Oral History Collection
His narrations helped us receive a 2015 Award of Excellence
from the Greater Hudson Heritage Network.
Can't visit us in person?
See and hear portions of our collection online at
Hudson River Valley Heritage,
Westchester Virtual Archives,