for SPRING, SUMMER, and FALL of 2018

Wednesday, April 18 - 7pm

Old Growth Trees

Fred Breglia from the Esperance Arboretum
"Big Trees of Schoharie County"
Fred is a recognized expert on trees in this region of New York State. He provides his expertise at Landis, an arboretum and public garden with rare old growth forest incorporating hundreds of acres in Schoharie & Montgomery Counties of New York State.
“Their collection of oaks of the Northeast is nationally recognized."

Wednesday, May 16 - 7pm

Bartholomew Geologist

Alex Bartholomew from New Paltz University Alex Bartholomew will present his passion for geology in simple terms that are understandable for non-science people. After his presentation you'll see the cliffs, rocks, and local landscape in a completely different light and gain a greater appreciation for where you live.

Wednesday, June 29 - 7pm

Metal Detector

Chris Altman - "Historical Metal Detecting"
The course of American history has moved over our region since the beginnings of the country. From musket shot to silver and gold coins lay beneath the ground. Chris will present his findings and talk about his passion for discovering the past under our feet.

July and August
no meetings/events at the Museum

Wednesday, September 19 - 7pm

Dave Ruch, performing and teaching artist performs vintage song material he researches and finds in dusty archives, obscure songbooks, diaries, old field recordings, scholarly journals and sometimes from his own children Dave brings these gems to life with great skill on banjo, guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin, bones, spoons, washboard and jaw harp.

“People frequently line up to comment about how engaging he is”
– Jill Breit, Executive Director, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY), Canton NY

“Dave knows how to hold his audience spellbound”
– Sylvia Parker & Betty Tabor, Mayfield NY Historical Society

“Being a classical music SNOB, I never expected to be so delightfully entertained and educated”
– Ms. Joan Stock, Rochester NY

The program featuring David Ruch has been made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities' Public Scholars program.

Wednesday, October 17 - 7pm

Francis Driscoll

Francis Driscoll Photography of Greene County
Francis Driscoll is an award winning photographer, whose work has appeared in National Geographic Explorer and other prestigious publications. Francis will talk about his many excursions into Greene County and surronding areas to capture the beauty of this region for posterity. his book Images of the Catskills, is a celebration of his work.

Wednesday, November 21 - 7pm

Monarch Butterfly

"Monarchs and their travels through the Catskills"
Every autumn, around three million Monarch butterflies will travel around 3,000 miles to inhabit the mountains of central Mexico or small groves of trees along California’s coast to avoid the cold of the Northeast. Many of these butterflies will travel through or depart from the Catskills. Their migration is a natural, survival instinct that has amazed people around the world as there is no other North American butterfly that migrates the way that most birds do. This presentation will give you a better understanding of this yearly miracle that happens right here in our backyards.