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History Hikes

Our esteemed town historian Dan Ricci will be leading a hike through Fahnestock this Saturday October 30th with Cassie Ward, the executive director of the Putnam History Museum. Registration is required, see the link below. If you’ve never been out…

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We’re Baaaaaaack!

It’s been quite a while! In 2018 and 2019 BCE (before Covid era) we had Our American History, we had visitors at the museum, we had local history outings….and then suddenly we didn’t. To mark the start of our comeback,…

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That Old House

Help us save this house! Every town has an old house. That older house, tucked away in plain sight that’s always been there. Sometimes they date back to the mid 1800s and occasionally the early 1800s. There are a few…

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2020 Annual Holiday Boutique Cancelled

With the health and well-being of our members, holiday shoppers, and the community – we have decided to cancel our annual holiday boutique for this year. We simply don’t have adequate indoor space or appropriate ventilation at the schoolhouse for…

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Historical Markers and Signage

Everybody has seen them driving around the area, but do you actually stop and read them? Most commonly you see the blue and gold signs, with a quick paragraph about the area in the general proximity of the marker. They’re…

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Putnam Valley Historical Society on Pause

With New York State being on Pause until at least May 15th, the museum will not be open to visitors in the near future. Being in Putnam County, we’re in a weird position. We’re in the Hudson Valley, we’re definitely…

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We are going to be the when in “do you remember when…?”

The past few weeks have undoubtedly proven to everyone that we are indeed living in a time that will forever be noted in medical journals and perhaps history texts. Our current generation(s) have a unique advantage when compared to what…

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Got weekend plans?

It’s the last weekend of activities for us in 2019! It’s supposed to be rainy tomorrow – and who wants to go holiday shopping in all that miserable nonsense? Join us at the library for the last session of Our…

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Holiday Boutique Next Weekend

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Change in museum hours today

The museum will be opening at 1:00pm today instead of our usual 10:00am. Our annual holiday boutique will be held next weekend, December 14 & 15, at the Putnam Valley Library. More information (and a nice, colorful flyer) will be…

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