Dear Members and Friends
of the Mountain Top Historical Society:

I write this hoping that you, your families, friends and colleagues are well and staying safe during this time of extended social distancing and self-isolation. While we hope for an early end to this situation, it most likely will be with us for much longer than we care to imagine.

Looking ahead, the MTHS has decided to cancel our hikes and presentations in June. It breaks our heart to do this, but we want to do whatever we can to keep everyone safe and reduce the chance of spreading the contagion. We will continue to keep you updated on our plans beyond June.

Meanwhile, we are exploring ways to provide programming via video conferencing. We will announce these possibilities on our webpage, via Facebook and by future email messages. We hope you will be interested in participating in these experiences.

The Visitors’ Center is closed and will remain closed at least through May 31 and most likely through June. We depend on volunteers to greet and assist visitors and cannot put them at risk of contracting the corona virus. We have closed our parking lots until Governor Cuomo lifts the social distancing mandate and the DEC re-opens access to the Kaaterskill Falls.

To stay connected with you, we will continue to post history articles from The Hemlock on our webpage and Facebook page. We are thinking ahead to next year. The programs and hikes we have had to cancel this year we hope to reschedule in 2021.

Shortly we will be sending out our annual membership appeal. When it arrives, please take a few minutes to renew your membership or become a new member. Your support will help us maintain and build our Archives, provide alternative programming, and prepare for our future beyond the Covid-19 hiatus. We trust you want the MTHS to be a part of your lives and your community for years to come. Thank you.

Stay well. Stay safe. Help stop the spread of Covid-19.

Adrienne Larys