Thursday, August 23, 2007

ALERT! September Meeting Place Change

September's meeting will be held at 7:30 P.M. in the 1841 Court House, 101 Main Street, Goshen, NY, upstairs in the Court Room.  The Court House is directly across Court Street from the Goshen United Methodist Church, our usual meeting place.  Members and guests can still park in the church lot. 

****** Public program following the meeting *********

Kevin Storms,  Chapter President and renowned Orange County historical artist presents:
“Drawing on the Past”

Kevin Storms will discuss the workings of a Historical Artist and the creation of “A Regiment of Hero's,” a series of paintings, commissioned for the occasion of the re-dedication of the restored Civil War Orange Blossom monument which again stands on a pedestal in the middle of Main Street in Goshen. He will also discuss the role of artist-correspondents of the Civil War Period.

“Drawing on the Past” program begins at 8:30 P.M. Friday, September 21. Location: 1841 Court House, 101 Main Street, Goshen, NY, upstairs in the Court Room.

All are welcome - this program is open to the public and is free of charge.

Opening September 9th, the Orange County Historian’s Office hosts an exhibit, on the first floor of the 1941 Court House, featuring Kevin Storms’ “A Regiment of Hero's” series of paintings honoring the The 124th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the “Orange Blossoms,” formed in 1862 of Orange County men. The exhibit will be open through November.
For more information on Kevin Storms and his artistry:
For more information on 1841 Court House, exhibit and program, please call the Orange County Historian’s office at 845-291-2388.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Interesting find

Recently, a gentleman donated a number of objects he obtained as a student in 1955 working on the "St. Marks" dig in Florida, to the Chester Historical Society. The students where allowed to keep their surface finds.  Ray Decker was kind enough the examine the lot and while most of the bits where routine pottery fragments (some, plain, some impressed) he found one most interesting.  It has a very regular, almost machine like, square pattern. It seems to have a large radius compound curve, suggesting that it might have been part of a large vessel. The pattern is on the outside of the curve - inside is smooth.