Welcome to the MTHS website

The Mountain Top Historical Society is dedicated to discovering and preserving the unique and rich history of the Catskill High Peaks. The Society is a not-for-profit organization and maintains a Visitor and Art Trail Center and the Ulster and Delaware train depot (shown above) on our campus in Haines Falls. We are located on scenic Route 23A at the gateway to the Mountain Top and are easily accessible from Exit 20 or 21 of the New York State Thruway.

 The Town of Hunter, home to MTHS, has been designated a Preserve America Community.




As the COVID-19 Crisis continues to affect all of us we hope you are all doing well. The updates and warnings have been changing from day to day here is an update:

  • The Mountain Top Historical Society's Visitors' Center remains closed.
  • All MTHS events and programs have had to be canceled for this year.
  • The parking areas at MTHS as of July 20 are open. Before you come check back to see the parking status. The KRT is open to the falls.
  • The Society incurs expenses in providing access and parking for the KRT. A donation box is provided for your voluntary donations.

Read the current issue of our newsletter, The Hemlock.

 MTHS News and links:

  From our Archives -

Follow the "From Our Archives" link in the "Preserve" menu on the right to see information about some of the items in our Justine Hommel Archive Room.

Included are posts on:

one of several letters from Civil War soldier William Young. Donated by Odile Dwyer.

A collection of glass plate negatives. The gift of Shirley and Gerald Dunn See details here.