335 Route 202
Somers, NY 10589
News of note.....
Happy Holidays &
happy 60th Anniversary to us! For 60 years our institution has been touting
Somers history; collecting, preserving, interpreting, advocating, educating, e
ven entertaining others, about our eclectic past and world- class treasures.
Read the Somers Record article about our anniversary celebration/exhibition.
Think gingerbread and hone your baking skills for our annual Gingerbread
Festival at the Holidays at the Wright Reis Homestead. Here's the entry
information. Visit us for the festival.
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the bequest from Carolyn Wright Reis to the
Town of Somers. Look for activities throughout the year to commemorate the
event. Here's a short video produced by Erika Panzarino as a senior at Adelphi
University about her contributions to the Town.
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.
Visit our MT. ZION CHURCH & CEMETERY interactive map and plot id
feature, a project done by Girl Scout Gold Award recipient Pamela
Sweig earlier this year. Congratulations Pam!
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
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.
The Museum Association of New York announced Student Historian Erika
Panzarino was one of 15 people to be recognized in its Award of Merit
program during their annual meeting. The program acknowledges
outstanding programs and individuals who have made the state's museum
community better and stronger. Congratulations Erika!
(She's pictured at left in the photo, harvesting
produce from the garden at the
Wright Reis Homestead.