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The Sing Sing Oral History Project

The Sing Sing Oral History Project
The Sing Sing Oral History Project

The Sing Sing Prison Oral History Project is an initiative that aims to document and preserve the rich history of Sing Sing Prison through the stories of those who have been behind the walls of the Big House. The history of Sing Sing is not complete without the inclusion of these voices. The oral histories will become part of the new Sing Sing Historic Prison Museum.

The project will begin by filming corrections officers at their annual Old Timers reunion being held at the end of June. Any money raised above the goal will be used to fund the continued filming and editing of oral histories of Sing Sing corrections officers.

A new season, a new way to visit Stone Barns Center!

A new season, a new way to visit Stone Barns Center!
A new season, a new way to visit Stone Barns Center!

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills is changing the way people can visit the farm and introducing new activities, tours and demonstrations designed to engage each and every visitor in a whole-farm experience! The farm is a special place. On beautiful weekend days we’ve seen a volume of visitors we cannot accommodate. Such numbers have a negative impact on our farming operation and limit the educational opportunities for visitors. By moving to ticketed weekend admission we are better able to deliver a quality experience to all visitors and conserve this land.

Sing Sing Museum

Sing Sing Museum
Sing Sing Museum

The creation of a Sing Sing Historic Prison Museum on the banks of the Hudson in Ossining has long been talked about.  The concept is being revived among those who care about Sing Sing’s unique position in the history of the American penal system.  Others are interested in development of the museum because of its tremendous national and international potential as a significant tourist attraction for New York’s Hudson Valley. Find out how you can support this important project by donating

To view a presentation about Sing Sing and the proposed museum, go to http://bit.ly/1tnsfKg.

To view a recent  interview by Journal News columnist Phil Reisman of Ossining mayor Bill Hanauer and HHRT Executive Director Jerry Faiella, go to http://lohud.us/1sZRqRR.

Kasten Lecture with Sanford Levy

Kasten Lecture with Sanford Levy

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
HHS Kasten in the Abraham Hasbrouck House
Join Historic Huguenot Street for a lecture by antiques expert and Board Trustee Sanford Levy discussing the material culture of Hudson Valley kasten (18th- and early 19th-century Dutch-style cupboards, singular kast). Although variations exist, the typical kast is a large, free-standing cupboard or wardrobe with two paneled doors surmounted by an over-scaled, molded cornice. The cupboard usually sits on a base with a single drawer or drawers and ball-shaped feet. Levy’s lecture at the 1799 LeFevre House (54 Huguenot Street) will explore the ways in which the Hudson Valley kast developed from its European background, the many styles of construction, and the changes in style from the 18th century to the 19th century. “Historic Huguenot Street currently houses one of, if not the largest collections of Hudson Valley kasten in the country,” explained Levy. “We are currently seeking information about privately-owned Hudson Valley kasten to expand public knowledge of these important pieces of material culture” An exhibit, symposium, and fully-illustrated compendium is being planned for 2017. The 5 pm lecture will be followed by a private reception and behind-the-scenes tour of the kasten in the Historic Huguenot Street collection as seen in a house setting. Catered by The Village Tea Room Restaurant & Bake Shop, the reception will take place at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center (81 Huguenot Street) and the tour will depart at 6:30 pm. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged – register at huguenotstreet.org/rsvp. Lecture only: Members $10, seniors and military $12, general admission $15. Lecture, Reception, & Tour: Members $20, seniors and military $22, general admission $25.
Location:

Historic Huguenot Street 1799 LeFevre House 54 Huguenot Street New Paltz, NY 12561

Contact:

845 255 1889/1660 info@huguenotstreet.org

Admission:

Lecture only: Members $10, seniors and military $12, general admission $15. Lecture, Reception, & Tour: Members $20, seniors and military $22, general admission $25.

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