A successful program this weekend – thank you!

The program yesterday had a great turnout! (There would have been a post yesterday when I got back to the museum but the internet wasn’t cooperating.) We had to put out more chairs and we ran out of coffee, always a good sign – we’ll have more of both ready next time. It was also great to see many new people attending, as well as a few younger folks. We received positive feedback about the program, and we’d like to thank Debra Palazzo, Cynthia Kauffman, and the Daughters of Liberty’s Legacy for their wonderful presentation. This was also our first time running the program at the library – it offers a larger, more comfortable space with more parking and we look forward to holding The History of Camp Smith there on October 8th.


This coming weekend you can find us at Putnam Valley Town Day at the town park. The museum will be open its regular hours (10:00AM – 2:00PM) and then we’ll be at the park from 4:00 – 6:00pm with some of our gift shop items, a small display of past town celebrations, information regarding up coming events, and more (we’ll have ice cream!) See you then!


Firstly, we have an event coming up on Saturday the 10th! patriots-in-petticoats

Secondly, you may have noticed our website has gotten a little dusty as of late. We’re undergoing some changes within the museum and the historical society. Look for more information in the coming weeks.

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The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis


Updated Series Calender


Basicall Baseball- June 12th, 2016

Basically Baseball

New Email Address!

We have a new email address! Please contact us at PutnamValleyHistory@gmail.com!

Commander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War. November 14th

Commander Will Cushing

Custer Before Little Big Horn

Custer Before Little Bighorn

Haunted History 2015

HalloweenJoin the Putnam Valley Historical Society and Fran Capo for another round of Haunted History: Myths and Mysteries of New York: True Stories Of The Unsolved And Unexplained.

At the Putnam Valley Grange, hosted by the Putnam Valley Historical Society

Annual Awards Dinner 2015

Awards Dinner 2015 Invite

We hope you’ll join us in honoring Glenn Niese. Glenn’s family has kept Putnam Valley’s traditional agricultural industry alive at Niese’s Maple Farm, allowing visitors to get a taste of Putnam Valley’s history and heritage.


Tickets are $40/ per person.