Colonel Jonathan Elmendorf House
52 Main Street
P.O. Box 1661
Hurley, New York 12443
(845) 338-1661


October 17-18 Hurley Celebrates Ulster County Cultural Heritage Week.
    What was Hurley's role in the Burning of Kingston? Find out by driving down Hurley Avenue, following the path the colonists took in October 1777 to flee the burning state capital and find refuge in strangers' homes. On Main Street, Hurley, is the house where the state senate sat for one month before going to Albany. Across the street is our museum where there is an exhibit on the history of farming in Hurley. So productive were the farms around Hurley, the area was known as the "bread basket of the Revolution." The exhibit curators will be on hand to answer your questions. See a short video of previously unpublished vintage images. 52 Main St., Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-4. Light refreshments. Free admission.

October 25, 2 PM Guided Walking Tour of Main Street, Hurley 

     Meet at the museum grounds, 52 Main St.,. rain or shine. See the exteriors of the ten colonial-era houses within walking distance of the museum, as well as other points of interest on this street designated as a National Historic Landmark.: Admission: $5 adults, children under 12 are free. For information, call 845-331-8852

October 30, 7 PM Ghost Walk of Main Street, Hurley, and the Cemetery

    Tour starts at the Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main St. Follow your guide through the historic village to meet the Hurley residents who lived and died many years ago but never left.This event takes place outdoors. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight.Admission: Adults, $10, students 12-16 years old, $7. Not recommended for children under 12. Reservations strongly recommended. For information/reservations, call 845-331-8673.

October 31, Closing Day of the Museum




10 AM - 4 PM


1 PM - 4 PM




Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Hurley Rooster Auction a huge success! All 22 of the roosters were sold and have gone on to new homes! The proceeds from their sale will fund capital improvements at the museum.An additional thank you to George Cole, auctioneer,and the artists who created the roosters for the donation of their time and talents!Thanks once again for your support!
Photo of the auction in progress by Bruce Whistance

Tune into the Warren Lawrence Show on WKNY 1490 on October 28 at 8:45 AM for our Ghost Walk interview and a chance to win two tickets to the 2015 Ghost Walk!


This exhibit tells the story of farming on the Hurley Flats and the crop transitions that have occurred over the centuries. The tools displayed represent the pre-motorized era. Many of the early Hurley images have never before been displayed in public. Familiar artifacts are on display as well as a rare Dutch sith and its companion tool the mathook.