Take a last walk through the Persen House for the season. Take a self-guided tour or simply meander through at your own pace. Make sure to check out the exhibits and seasonal displays before they are gone. Special thanks to everyone who has made the 2021 season a success!
Presented by Veterans in a New Field and the Ulster County Civil War Roundtable Join the members of The Veterans in a New Field as they perform various songs of the Irish Brigade in the Civil War and songs of World War I. The Irish Brigade, consisting of mostly Irish Americans, served in the Union […]
A Presentation and Encampment by the 1st Ulster Militia For a glimpse of 18th century life at the time of the American Revolution, join the 1st Ulster Militia for a day in the life of a militiaman. There will be a presentation at noon by Hank Yost who will talk about the events leading up […]
Presented by Save Native Sites When the first Europeans arrived in Ulster County in the 1600’s, they found indigenous people called the Munsee living here. These Native Americans had occupied this area for hundreds of years, sustaining themselves by hunting, gathering, fishing and farming. By the late 1700’s most of these people were gone, driven […]
The MKK Red-K Reading Lounge is a traveling and interactive program that provides diverse stories with all cultures in mind. The storytellers are interesting, exciting and informative about the books they choose to read. Today, join the storytellers as they read Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by […]
Join Historic Huguenot Street as they bring a preview of their new “Pathway to the Ballot Box” immersive theatre program to the Persen House! Throughout the experience visitors will come face-to-face with a local female historical figure, who will tell her story and answer audience questions about her life and time period. There will also […]
Professor Emeritus of Biology, Don Terpening will present various medicines, implements, and techniques that were used by physicians during the Revolutionary War, as well as discuss the role that doctors played and their social standing during this period.
The D&H Canal Historical Society was established in 1966 to preserve, protect and perpetuate the unique history of the Delaware & Hudson Canal, particularly in Ulster County. As part of fulfilling its mission, the Society operates a museum and maintains the Five Locks Walk, a National Historic Landmark. Join the society’s historian, Bill Merchant, for […]