Coronavirus/COVID-19 has impacted all of us these last few weeks and continues to evolve and disrupt all of our lives. The Hurley Heritage Society, following recommendations of public and government health officials, is making changes to our events schedule and operations.
The Hurley Heritage Society has cancelled or postponed all of our April and early May events. The opening date of the museum for the 2020 season is also postponed until further notice. Our Prologue newsletter will be modified and, for now, it will be available online only. It will keep you informed of any changes, updates and notices pertaining to HHS.
During this time of “social distancing” and unexpected downtime, the HHS will share interesting Hurley Heritage stories, images, and more on our Facebook Page.
All of us wish you well as we confront this challenge together.
Dale S. Bohan, President
The Town of Hurley NY is rich with history. Situated 100 miles north of New York City and 50 miles south of Albany, it was originally the site of an Esopus Indian community, Hurley was settled by the Dutch in 1662, but two years later found itself under English governance along with the rest of the New Netherland colony. The town is composed of the hamlets of Old Hurley, West Hurley and Glenford. Old Hurley's Main Street is part of the National Register of Historic Sites due to its well-preserved stone houses which have served as residences for more than 300 years. Hurley was briefly New York State's capital after the residents of Kingston, the capital at the time, fled when the British burned it during the Revolutionary War.
The Hurley Heritage Society will raise awareness of the special heritage of the Town of Hurley. As a community leader, we will preserve, protect and disseminate the knowledge about the materials, documents and artifacts pertaining to the Hurley area.
The Hurley Heritage Society is a non-profit, all volunteer organization which operates the Hurley Heritage Society Museum, located in the Hudson Valley area of New York. We are dedicated to preserving for future generations the unique cultural, architectural, environmental, and historic impact of the various groups that have occupied Hurley throughout its 350 year existence. Our funding comes from grants, membership, fund raisers, and individual donations.