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.
COMING SOON: Annual Meeting, June 5, 2pm,
Mt. Zion Church, National Register Site
(Elephant Hotel rain locale)
PROGRAM: "Distortions & Discoveries in Somers History"
Including: Unveiling of new interactive website feature for Mt. Zion Church
and encore slide presentation about 1966 Somers Circus Stamp Day Parade
originally shown in April. .
Refreshments al fresco following
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
*Community Collaboration with Somers Public Library Seed
Lending Library benefiting the St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Food Pantry Initiative.
* 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.