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North Salem Historical Society, 81 Keeler Lane, North Salem, New York                                        northsalemhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Save the Dates:

April 30, 3:00pm, Sunday at the Library:  The Shakers - Who They Were and Why They Matter.  A talk and visual exploration of the lives and historical significance of the most successful utopian group in American history.  Presented by Charles Griffith, Shaker enthusiast and award-winning Shaker furniture maker.

TBA, June 2017:  Celebrating the Millstone!  Gather for cocktails and more around our newly constructed patio (compliments of a boy scout earning his Eagle badge), the new home for our restored millstone.

July 16, 2017, Sunday:  Strawberry Festival and more.  You've all seen Antiques Road show on PBS, well, we'll have our own version just for you!  Bring your treasured item for an informal appraisal by experts [details to follow].  For the kids, a display of Big Machines will be here for kids to explore and live demo!  

Fall 2017:  Walking Tour of Mill Hollow.  The newly restored millstone, subject of the fundraiser above, came from an old mill along the Titicus River near Keeler Lane, thanks to the generosity of Jackie and Peter Kamenstein.  Learn more about this area with our walking tour of Mill Hollow.

October 2017:  Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner.  Purdys, it's your turn!  We are planning a presentation on old Purdys......stayed tuned for details!


Annual Meeting 2016:  We had a packed house for our annual meeting on October 28.   To all our new members - thank you for joining!

The buffet was plentiful, speakers delightful (Bobby Tompkins, Ray Furlan and Drew Outhouse) and the tables full!

The presentation on Croton Falls included dozens of photos from the last turn of the century.

     

Cat Ridge Day and the newly restored receiving vault:

While the balloon did not get off the ground, we still had a wonderful time at the Strawberry Festival this year.  Thank you to the Croton Falls Fire Department, Jo Ann Brown (spinner), Michael Blum (balloonist who was there and showed up how it all works, when the weather is behaving, that is!), Chez Leonard for delicious hot dogs and everyone else who made the day such fun!  Here are some photos!