335 Route 202
Somers, NY 10589
News of note.....
Happy 60th Anniversary to us! For 60 years our institution has been
touting Somers history; collecting, preserving, interpreting, advocating,
educating, even entertaining others, about our eclectic past and world- class
treasures. Renew or join us today and mark your calendars for September
for an special anniversary celebration. Keep posted for details.
WE have a new MT. ZION CHURCH & CEMETERY interactive map
and plot id feature, a project done by Girl Scout Gold Award
Candidate Pamela Sweig.
We will be discovering Distortions & Discoveries in Somers
History over the next few months. Follow us!
#distortedhistory #discoveredsomershistory #somershistoricalsoc
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.
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. The garden
itself was an award recipient! Read on.)
Somers Historical Society was awarded TWO 2015 Awards
of Excellence from the Greater Hudson Heritage Network, a
professional service organization formed to advance and
advocate the preservation and interpretation of the Hudson
Valley's historical, ethnic and cultural heritages. . The two
awards were presented at the GHHN Creativity Connects
Annual Conference held at SUNY Purchase in the fall and
were awarded in recognition of
* New Technology used in the Voices of the Hudson Valley
oral history project providing increased visibility and
accessibility of the Mabel Addis Oral History Collection. Click
here to listen to some of the stories introduced by the
Hudson Valley Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk.
*Community Collaboration with Somers Public Library Seed
Lending Library benefiting the St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Food Pantry Initiative.