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2022 Speaker Series was a success!

DATE: Saturday, October 15


Plattekill Historical Society Headquarters

at the Plattekill Grange

27 Church Street, Wallkill, NY 12589 (Plattekill)


COST: FREE - Donations accepted



Elverhoj (Danish for "hill of the fairies") was an Arts and Crafts colony established on the picturesque west shore of the Hudson River in 1912 by Danish American artists and craftsmen led by Anders Andersen. Little known today, the colony achieved a national reputation before World War I. The Depression dealt a fatal blow, despite the help of Eleanor Roosevelt, and the property was acquired by followers of the charismatic Black leader Father Divine, becoming one of his popular "heavens."

Join the Plattekill Historical Preservation Society on Saturday, October 15 as we welcome noted historian Dr. William B. Rhoads, co-author (along with Leslie Melvin) of the new book, Elverhoj, The Arts and Crafts Colony at Milton-on-Hudson. Dr. Rhoads will share stories of Elverhoj's rich history as well as never before published images of the historic site.

The meeting will begin at 1pm at the PHPS headquarters (Grange Building) located at 127 Church Street in Plattekill (Wallkill for GPS purposes). This program is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please call 845-236-4551 or visit the Plattekill Historical Preservation Society's website at 

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