HVVA Events 2013 and (Events of Interest to HVVAers).
January 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm
The Schuyler Flatts: Archeology and Architecture
Presentation by Walter R. Wheeler and Paul R. Huey for Historical Society of the Town of Colonie
William K. Sanford Town Library
629 Albany-Shaker Road, Colonie, New York
Saturday, Feb. 16th, 2013-- Westchester Co.
Hamlet of Van Courtlandville, featuring the John Jones Homestead, ca 1750.
Meeting Place is the John Jones Homestead, currently the home of Sarah and Paul Van Hagen.
We will meet there at 11 a.m.
take the Taconic State Parkway south to Rt. 6 West (exit which follows Jefferson Valley)
go 4.5 miles on Rt. 6 W
make a right onto Locust Avenue and continue until it makes a T
then make right onto Oregon Avenue
John Jones House is 1 block up on Left
It is on the corner of Oregon Road and Durrin Ave.
Anyone interested in carpooling can meet at Conrad's house which is at:
1726 Main Street (same as Route 44), Pleasant Valley, NY 12569
Conrad needs to depart at 10 a.m. sharp as he is contact for the homeowner & our guide.
From there we shall cross the street to explore St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
After this, we break for lunch at Table 9 at the Annsville Circle.
Following lunch, tentative arrangements are in process to schedule a visit to Historic Hudson Valley's Van Cortland Manor. There will be an admission fee of approximately $10/person.
Saturday, Mar. 16th, 2013-- Lower Bergen Co., New Jersey
Along Passaic River
Meeting Place is the Meadowlands Museum, 91 Crane Ave, Ruterford NJ at 10:00 am
(PDF Format, click and download.)
Opening Saturday, 30 March 2013: ( Events of interest to HVVAers).
Building on the Farm: A Legacy of Architecture at the Mabee Farm
Location: George E. Franchere Education Center at the Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction, Schenectady County, NY.
“From the Stone House to the Inn, from the Brick House to the barns, the Mabee Farm Historical Site is home to a number of interesting architectural gems. The exhibit focuses on the unique architectural aspects of the current buildings and tells how they evolved.”
April 20, 2013. Neil Larson, Town Town of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County (lunchtime board meeting)
Meeting time: 9:30 am
Meeting place: Kimlin House & Cider Mill, 141 Cedar Ave.
Directions: Rt. 9 to Spackenkill Rd. (about 4 miles south of Mid-Hudson Bridge); Spackenkill Rd. east to Cedar Ave (1-2 mi.); north on Cedar Ave. to #141 on left (0.5 mi.)
Please bring a bag lunch or cash for ordering lunch from a local deli. A brief board meeting will take place as we eat. Houses to be visited will be announced the morning of the tour.
There will be a slight change to Saturday’s schedule. We will be having lunch at a restaurant rather than ordering lunch from a deli.
Regarding the tour, we will start with investigating a house purported to have been started in the 18th century and visiting a cider mill associated with the property. From there we will be touring one or two other old houses in the Poughkeepsie area before having lunch in an old house converted long ago to a restaurant. We will then spend the afternoon on a walking tour of New Hamburg, a swell little old Hudson River landing, where we will have access into two or three interesting houses.
Hope to see you all. Call or e-mail if there are any questions.
May 18, 2013 Doris Soldner, Palatine Bridge, Central Mohawk Valley. HVVA/DBPS Tour of Historic Buildings in the Mohawk Valley Palatine
Region. --> Details of the tour. PDF format. <--
A full day of touring of historic buildings with 3 Dutch Barns in the offering:
When and Where: Everyone meets at 10:30 am at the Old Palatine Church on State Rte 5; 2.3 miles west of Nelliston.
--> Handout for the tour. PDF Format. <--
June 15, Bill McMillen, Staten Island (Richmond Town) --> Details of the tour. PDF format. <--
Saturday, 13 July 2013: ( Events of interest to HVVAers).
Stone House Day
Location: Hurley, Ulster County, NY
“Each year on the second Saturday in July, some of America’s oldest stone houses —all private homes— are opened to the public. This year, several of the 200–300-year old homes in the old Dutch village, settled 350 years ago, will be open for your enjoyment. The time you spend in each house is at your discretion.”
August 17th House Tour—Greene and Ulster counties, NY
Meeting place: Howard Johnson parking lot, 2764 Route 32, Saugerties, NY
At 9:45 AM sharp as we will be at the first house by 10:00 AM
Directions to HJ from the north taking the NYS Thruway:
Directions to HJ from the north taking the NYS Thruway:
Directions to first house from HJ parking lot:
a.k.a. the Swart House, 56 High Woods Road, Saugerties
Note: 2.3 miles in, Fish Creek Road becomes High Woods Road but there are no signs, however house numbers will increase into the hundreds, then start back at ONE at the start of High Woods Roa
Tour of Saratoga County
21 September 2013
We will begin our tour at the Schuyler house, on Route 4 in the village of Schuylerville, at 10am. After touring the house, and having a brief meeting, we will have lunch, and then visit the Grand Encampment at the Saratoga Battlefield Site, which also includes the Neilson house, an early bent-framed dwelling. Directions to the Schuyler house are found here:
For more information on the Grand Encampment, please go to: http://newyorkhistoryblog.org/2013/09/12/revolutionary-war-event-at-saratoga-battlefield/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewYorkHistory+%28New+York+History%29
Please note that we are meeting at the Schuyler house—so use those directions (they are in two parts, general—to get you to the Saratoga National Park—and specific, to get you to particular park features).
Details for the rest of the day will follow!
Saturday, 28 September 2013: ( Events of interest to HVVAers).
Location: Stockade, Schenectady, Schenectady County, NY
“Walkabout 2013 is excited to announce that we already have several confirmed houses for you to enjoy this Fall. Please stay posted as we update this page throughout the upcoming months. We hope you will join us for a tour of some of the Stockade's finest historic homes on Saturday, September 28th 11am to 5 pm.”
HVVA Yorktown Tour 10/19/13 (PDF Format)
The town of Yorktown, originally part of the Van Cortlandt patent, straddles the Taconic Parkway providing easy access for this tour that will begin near the Croton Reservoir and move north in a loop leading back to the parkway. The tour will include a house connected to a deed dated to 1724, an 18th century farmhouse that evolved from an early tenant structure and the Hallock’s Mill site which includes a large barn that was turned a post road inn and a ca. 1840’s house that once served as a post office. A fourth stop along the route back to the Taconic may be added and there will be a number of old houses visible from the road. All of these properties have long architectural histories that have yet to be fully elucidated. Lunch can be obtained nearby in the center of Yorktown Heights at Panera or Starbucks or at a family restaurant such as the Yorktown Coach Diner or Kirby’s Grill.
The tour will start at 10:30 am at 1110 Baptist Church Road in southern Yorktown. Take the Yorktown Heights/ Croton-on-Hudson and turn east towards Croton (i.e. towards the right at the end of the ramp when coming from the north) onto Underhill Avenue. Take the first right off Underhill- a small jog that intersects with Baldwin Road and turn right onto Baldwin Road. Baptist Church Road will be the first road on the left. The house is not very far in on the left and is painted light yellow. Maps showing the location of the other houses, whatever information we have about them and visiting times as well as the location of places to eat will be provided.
If you have any questions please call me at 914-302-7262 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My cell phone number is 914-471-3072 and I will try to remember to charge my phone! In the meantime, please check out a short video on the varied old structures of Yorktown: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn3Rtp9domw
Tour Handout: Details of Yorktown Tour.
November 9, 2013, Rob Sweeney, Bus trip to Brooklyn Museum.
HVVA's Monthly Study Tour
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Saturday, November 9th
For something new from HVVA - our long awaited bus trip.
The Bus will leave from the park and ride located at NYS Thruway Exit 18 NEW PALTZ , NY at 10:30 AM
We plan to arrive back in New Paltz by 6:00 PM
This field trip is open to all members and guests for the cost of $25 per person. Admission to the museum ($12) and lunch is additional and on your own. Also of interest is the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens which is located right next to the museum. The museum is filled with many exhibits which will surely entertain a wide variety of audiences. So invite some friends and join us for what promises to be a delightful day.
PLEASE reserve you seat on the bus by sending a check made out to:
and mail to no later than November 4th
PO BOX 202
West Hurley NY 12491-0202
For more information contact Rob Sweeney 845 242 6927
Featured house for this visit is the Jan Martense Schenck House
The Jan Martense Schenck House represents the oldest architecture in the Museum’s period room collection. It is also the most complex of the period rooms in terms of reconstruction and interpretation. The house originally stood in the town of Flatlands, one of six rural towns that were to become the borough of Brooklyn. Established under the Dutch colony of New Netherlands, which became the English colony of New York in 1664, Flatlands was first called New Amersfoort, after Amersfoort in the Netherlands. The area was originally inhabited by the Carnarsie Indians.
The house is a simple two-room structure with a central chimney. Its framework is composed of a dozen heavy so-called H-bents, visible on the interior of the house, that resemble goal posts with diagonal braces. This is an ancient northern European method of construction that contrasts with the boxlike house frames that evolved in England. The house had a high-pitched roof that created a large loft for storage. The roof was covered with shingles, and the exterior walls were clad with horizontal wood clapboard siding. A section of the clapboard has been removed at one corner to expose a reconstruction of the brick nogging used as insulation. The interior walls were stuccoed between the upright supports of the H-bents.
December 14, 2013, Rob Sweeney, lHoliday Luncheon (and brief board meeting) and tour, Kingston, NY. Details will follow.
January 18, 2014. Year 2014, TBA Details will follow.
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