335 Route 202
Somers, NY 10589
News of note......
It's Gingerbread Festival 2015 at Holidays at the Wright Reis Homestead,
Sunday, December 6 and Saturday, December 12...1pm - 4pm.
Enter your gingerbread creation in one of three categories - child (5 - 10),
youth/teen (11 - 17) or adult (18+) categories to help decorate the
homestead and ring in the season. "People's Choice" prizes awarded in
each category. Entry Fee is non-perishable food item for St. Luke's
Church Food Pantry Initiative.
This year's theme "The Elephant Rocks; Celebrating 190 Years of the
Get a jump start by stopping by Somers Library on Saturday,November 28th
between 10:00 and 4:30 and decorate an elephant cookie to enter or
embellish something larger!
Of course, you don't have to like gingerbread to visit. Stop by and learn see
how the Wright and Reis families celebrated the holidays in the early 20th
century. Enjoy traditional Hudson Valley holiday treats, music and the
holiday ambiance of Town of Somers landmark, the Wright Reis Homestead.
Somers Historical Society was recently 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
* 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 and
*Community Collaboration with Somers Public Library Seed Lending
Library benefiting the St. Luke's Episcopal Church Food Pantry Initiative.