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The Pomeroy Marker Dedication
On Sunday, August 23rd, members of the community and invited speakers gathered to celebrate the unveiling of the roadside marker awarded to the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for commemorating the former Copake Falls Methodist Episcopal Church’s inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.
Speakers included RJHS President Lesley Doyel, Copake Town Supervisor Jeanne Mettler, Office Director for NYS Assemblymember Didi Barrett, Matthew Hartzog, and President, Friends of Taconic State Park, author and historian, Jim Mackin.
...and Another Pomeroy Marker Unveiling in Boston Corners!
On Saturday, September 12th Ancram and the Boston Corner Community Organization (BCCO) hosted a special unveiling Ceremony of their newly awarded William G. Pomeroy Foundation historic marker. The handsome blue and yellow cast iron marker celebrates the recently discovered stone marker used in the actual transfer of Boston Corner from Massachusetts to New York State in 1853.
Carol Falcetti, her husband Norman Osofsky, and John Hoffman officiated and told the remarkable story of how the diminutive marker was located in a nearby wooded area, and had been helped along by Jim Mackin, President of the Friends of Taconic State Park, and other local folks including Bruce Darling and Jane Peck. Several members of the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society also attended, including Lesley Doyel, the Society’s President, and RJHS webmaster, Nick Fritsch.
(Photo Above Right)
Left: Jim Mackin, president of The Friends of The Taconic State Park
unveils marker, Above right, Carol Falcetti speaks to audience,
Bottom Right: The boundary marker.
An informative section plus a new blog in which you can explore the history of past pandemics and you are invited
to share you and your family's own memories and experience of past historical pandemics in the Roe Jan Region.
A special Pop-Up exhibit co-produced by the Copake Grange and the RJHS!
RIGHT TO VOTE!
Exhibit was presented in July 2020 at the
Copake Grange Hall
July 4th, marked the opening of the Copake Grange and Roeliff Jansen Historical Society's collaborative pop-up exhibit “100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote,” celebrating the 1920 ratification of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution.
The exhibit features original voting booths, ballot boxes, posters, children’s books and other memorabilia from the suffrage movement, which had first begun in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848. The exhibit also explores the important role that New York State, and grassroots efforts by women’s organizations, including the egalitarian Order of the Grange, played in the decades long struggle for woman suffrage in America.
Viewing continues on Saturday, July 11th, 10am-12 noon and Saturday, July 18th, 1-3 pm inside the Grange Hall. Masks are required and social distancing will be maintained for visitors.
Be sure to scroll down page to see four page booklet created for this show, illustrations, informational links, a photo gallery of the July 4th Opening, and even a 35 page recap of last summer's RJHS exhibition "The Hidden History of the Roe Jan Region"
View the four page booklet created for this show via the Flipbook display below!
Select page first, then use the "Zoom" control to enlarge each page. Use the "+" and "-"controls to zoom in and out.
Exit "Zoom" to choose a different page. To turn pages, you must be out of the Zoom function.
CLICK ABOVE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE
SENECA FALLS CONVENTION OF 1848
To learn more, follow this LINK to read excellent article about the watershed Seneca Falls Convention on HISTORY.COM.
Suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton speaks for Women's rights at the 1848 Convention in Seneca Falls , NY
Gallery of JULY 4TH Pop-up Exhibit
outside the Copake Grange
Full Sized Blowup of Suffragist
RJHS' Lesley Doyel and Copake Grange's Janet Mackin
Women's Suffrage Banners
Selfies with the Suffragist
Children's books on Women's Suffrage donated by Red Chair Press in South Egremont
One of two original vintage voting booths still owned by the Copake Grange
Historical picture of National Ballot Box & Stars display at Suffrage demonstration in 1919.
Lesley Doyel in front of replica of National Ballot Box & Stars display
Two latter day suffragists at the Grange Entrance