By Joanne Kosuda-Warner
Please join the volunteer staff at the Hunting Tavern Museum on the Fourth of July Weekend! We will be giving out red, white and blue cupcakes on Saturday July 2nd and Sunday July 3rd and, as always, admission is free. Learn about Andes stagecoach lines, view local maps dating back to 1829, examine up close the masks made by the farmers who dressed in disguise and were called “Calico Indians” during the Anti-Rent War of the 1840s. Read the stories printed in the local newspapers from the 1950s as people from Union Grove, Shavertown, Arena and Pepacton sold their homes to New York City to make way for the Pepacton Reservoir. We also have some new items that were added to the collection during the pandemic.
The historic Tavern, built during the 1820s, was restored by the Andes Society for History and Culture and opened as a museum in 1999. It was named after the Hunting Family who owned it during the 1800s. The Gift Shop will be open and it features a wide selection of books on local history.
Our Thrift Shop in the Old Firehall is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 – 4 pm. All proceeds fund the Museum’s operating expenses. Hope to see you there! ~