News and Event Updates from the Office of the Orange County Historian

September 29th: 
Orange County Veterans Day

On September 29, 1918 40 soldiers from Orange County died as the Allied Army pierced the Hindenburg Line.

Memorial Service on Orange County Veterans Day, September 29, 2016 held at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Goshen
Memorial Service on Orange County Veterans Day, September 29, 2016 held at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Goshen
Orange County Veterans Day Essay

Michael Glick, 12th Grade
Goshen Central High School

Follow this link to read the Winning Essay.
Community Updates
Local Government Historian Survey

The New York State Historian Devin Lander recently sent a "Local Government Historian Survey" to all municipalities in the State. The purpose of the survey is to ascertain information as to which local governments are in compliance with the Municipal Historian's Law and to better understand what resources are available to these offices. Municipal Historians --- please make sure that your government has completed this form for your community. The data collected will be an important tool to lobby for greater support in Albany. 
Upcoming Events
Preservation 101: E ligibility and Tax Credits
Thursday, October 6 from 6 to 7:30pm

The lecture will be a general overview of the National Register of Historic Places, along with information on eligibility and tax credits. While the event is free and open to the public, registration is requested.  Contact Gail Myker at or (845) 341-5483 to more information and to hold your spot.
Thrall Library
1 1-19 Depot Street
Middletown, NY 
O&WRHS Membership Meeting
Friday, October 7 at 7:30pm

Ontario & Western Railway Historical Society Membership Meeting Program by Dan Meyers Based on his Observer "The Wood Chemical Industry In the Delaware Valley". All O&WRHS Meetings are open to the public and no admission is charged so please come out and join us and see this fantastic presentation by Dan Myers.
Taste of History at Museum Village
Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9 from 11AM - 4PM

Come taste delicious corn-cakes and apple-cakes made right on the hearth at Museum Village during Columbus Day Weekend! Buildings will be open with costumed interpreters in buildings ready to give demonstrations. We'll also be partnering with The Caldwell House Bed & Breakfast. Be sure to check out the Mid-Hudson Historic Destinations website, where other Hudson Valley historical sites are taking part in the Taste of History weekend! Museums will either have foods on location that have historical significance to their site or partnering with local restaurants offering discounts. Please contact each site directly for specific times and details. Plan & book your weekend get-away now!

Adults - $12.00; Seniors - $10.00; Children (4-12) - $8.00; Children under 4 - Free
Edmonston House Marking Ceremony
Saturday, October 8, Noon to 3:30PM

The Colonial Dames of the XVII Century will be hosting a marking ceremony at the Historic Edmonston House to commemorate the history of the house and promote the preservation of this 1755 home.

Model 'A' Restorers Club: 
Tour of the Hudson Valley
Thank you to those who sent in images of the Model 'A' Restorers Club as they explored sites throughout the Hudson Valley. Winners of our contest will be contacted directly.
Orange County Historian | Goshen, N.Y. |  845-545-7908 |  jyaun