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2018 Schedule

HVVA Study Tour of Kripplebush and Marbletown, Ulster County

Saturday, August 18, 2018

9:00 - Meet at the 1784 Henry Brodhead House, 550 North Marbletown Road. The parking area is behind the house, off Fording Place. It’s ok to park on the grass if necessary. If you have missed previous tours of the house and would like to take a quick look around, the house will be open at 8:30. We’ll car pool from here to the other venues.

9:30-10:45 – Tour of the House on the Creek in Kripplebush (hosts Susan and Paul Sprachman), homestead of the Wood family. Built around 1795, with early nineteenth-century Greek Revival additions, modern kitchen from the 1970s, and unusual features like an attached two-story ice house.

11:00-12:15 – Tour of the Thomas Chambers House in Kripplebush (hosts Scott Greathead and Juliette Bennett), a short distance on foot from the House on the Creek. This is a carefully restored stone house from the 1780s. Structural changes introduced over the years provide intriguing clues to its evolution.

12:30-2:00 - Lunch at restaurant TBA.

2:15–3:30 - Tour of the Pollock House in Marbletown (host Joy Pollock). A massive cut-stone structure from the latter half of the nineteenth century, at one time the weekend house of the sculptor Allen Newman (1875-1940), the Pollock House is located between the Hume and Oliver houses on Rte. 209 opposite the Davis Tavern.

Directions to the Henry Brodhead House:

  • Take the New York State Thruway to Exit 19/Kingston.
  • Rte 209 South/Ellenville is currently closed to traffic between Kingston and Hurley, so take Rte 28 toward Pine Hill.
  • The detour will direct you to Hurley Mountain Road, a LEFT turn off Route 28 by the Kenco store. The road winds around for about 2 miles.
  • Be sure to turn LEFT at the STOP SIGN. This will take you through Hurley straight to Rte 209.
  • Turn RIGHT on 209 (South). From here you’re about 3.5 miles from your destination.
  • When you come to the Ulster County Historical Society, a large stone building on the right, keep your eyes peeled for North Marbletown Road, the next RIGHT turn.
  • Passing the Marbletown Inn and volunteer fire department on your left, you’ll see the Henry Brodhead house just ahead on the RIGHT. Turn on Fording Place.

Host: Ken Krabbenhoft

(Other Events of interest to HVVAers)

Talk by Ken Krabbenhoft: Pop Culture in Kingston, NY, 1664

Sunday, August 12, 2018. 3:00 pm.

Ulster County Historical Society, Bevier House Museum, 2682 Route 209, Kingston, NY. Fee.

2018 Event Schedule


Saturday Location Host
August 18 Kripplebush and Marbletown, Ulster County Ken Krabbenhoft
September 15 Millbrook, Dutchess County. Neil Larsen
October 20 Highland/Lloyd, Deyo-Dubois House in-depth study tour, Ulster County. Charles Glasner
November 17 Octagonal House Tour, Dutchess and Columbia counties (Tentative) John Hamm
December 8 Annual Holiday Lunch-location TBD  
January 19, 2019 Annual meeting—location to be determined  


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