We just completed our first year back as a society, and we were able to clean out, paint, install new lighting, and organize our Museum and reopen. We participated in the 4th of July parade, and held a number of tours at the Little Red School House, as well as hosting monthly speaker meetings at a number of locations throughout town. We also were able to participate in local events and special occasions around town.
We were proud to be able to once again obtain and sell 2023 calendars as a fundraiser for the society. In keeping with technology, we created a new email, a Facebook page, Instagram, and now we are working on this website.
Thanks to all of our volunteers, we were able to pull all of this off. We are still looking for volunteers to help us with the museum, assist with hospitality at our meetings, help with cleanup at the Little Red School House, participate in the parade, and maybe there is some other talent you can share to help us out.
Some activities held during 2022 include:
March 29 - Bill Jeffway - Hyde Park’s New Guinea Community Before the Civil War
April 26 - Don and Dave Veith and George Siegrist - Growing up in Hyde Park, best interactional stand up comedy in Town.
May 31 - History of our Hyde Park, Staatsburg, Roosevelt and Fairview Fire
June 28 - Tatiana Rhinevault - our very own local Hyde Park artist on site at her
July 4 - Participation in the Hyde Park Parade.
August 30 - Denise Schaefer Byrnes - on site at the Crum Elbow Meeting House.
September 27 - Anthony Musso presents his book "Mothball Fleet on the Hudson"
October 25 - Shannon Butler - Interesting Characters of Hyde Park.
November 29 - David Bean - West Side Story's "Tiger" presents his book "Extraordinary, Ordinary Life"