The Society's Annual Meeting will take place at 7pm on Monday, 18 November at the Bleecker Town Hall. An agenda and materials for the Annual Meeting will be distributed at the monthly meeting of 4 November.
Our Christmas Open House has been set for Sunday, 15 December from 1-5pm, and as usual will take place at The Old School Museum on Lily Lake Road. We will post further details on the website in early December.
PHOTO FESTIVAL SUCCESS
The Bleecker Historical Society's first Photo Fest, held on 11 August 2013 at the Bleecker Town Hall, was a resounding success. Several dozen people attended to browse our photo exhibits, talk Bleecker history, and enjoy refreshments. We would like to thank those who donated images, including some rare family photographs and postcards, which we are preparing to upload a new web gallery on these pages. We'd also like to thank our volunteers, including Tess Obenhoff, Katie Brink, Nancy Buyce, Joyce Brooks, Alex Mabbett, Paul Brink, Dan Brink, and Town Historian Eleanor Brooks, for helping to make the day such a success. Anyone who missed the Festival but would still like to donate images - originals, copies or scans - can still get in touch with us to do so. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 518-725-7830.
For the first time in our history, the Society is building a collection of tangible artifacts in support of our mission as an educational institution which both preserves history and facilitates historical research. The Bleecker Town Board has generously granted us an additional room in the Town Hall, where we will house photographs, postcards, letters, journals, and other small items pertaining to the history of the Town of Bleecker. Please click on our "Collections" link above for further details, including information for potential donors.
The BHS is working on a project we hope will help preserve our town's heritage: a documentary film entitled "Bleecker Stages." Based on oral history interviews with longtime Bleecker residents, the film chronicles the social, economic, demographic and environmental changes the town has undergone in the last century through the eyes of those who witnessed them. If you'd like to get involved, please let us know - no film experience necessary.