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A Plattekill path through local history & community is part of our mission here at the Plattekill Grange.
This is a chance to celebrate the rich and vibrant past of our local treasures. Did you know we not only have amazing history displays? But also an upstairs theatre that we are bringing back to life. This is also a chance to enjoy events that are community based and that supports important history preservation projects. For a complete schedule click buttons below.

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An Evening with Deb Hanlon  |  MARCH 22

Are you set for a spectacular event with Deb Hanlon? Come JOIN US on March 22 with Deb Hanlon and HELP Emily’s DREAM come true! A FUNDRAISING MEDIUM GALLERY for Local Student Emily Martin. The National Student Leadership Conference has invited Emily to the Aerospace summer program at John Hopkins University in Maryland!

BEYOND THE STARS with Deb Hanlon

Date: Friday | March 22, 2024    |   Time: DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM. DEBORAH @ 7 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Plattekill Grange - UPSTAIRS VENUE THEATRE

Where: GPS ADDRESS: 127 Church Street, Wallkill, NY 12589 STREET, WALLKILL, NY 12589

Tickets: $60 per person. INCLUDES: Beverages for each table with a delicious charcuterie selections, salads, light snacks and decadent desserts



  • SQUARE: To pay online directly and securely: click > 

  • VENMO: @LillyRaeBrand (QR Code to the left)

  • OR MONEY ORDER/CHECKS: Make out to Emily Martin c/o: Plattekill Historical Society,
    PO Box 250, Clintondale, New York 12515

NOTE FOR HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY: The historic society does not currently have an elevator - there
is a flight of stairs to the upstairs theatre. The society is currently renovating within a year. But for this event - there is one flight of stairs. Located in Plattekill - right off Route 32 - central to Newburgh, Wallkill, Clintondale, Plattekill, Gardiner, New Paltz.

*Attendees are not guaranteed a message from Deborah, but she will do her best to keep you entertained, informed and intrigued.

Beyond the Stars with Deb Hanlon is Fundraiser for Local Student Emily Martin

The Goal is $6,000.

... and so much more.

In an effort to offset the costs associated with the program
and make this amazing opportunity a reality, we are having

this gallery fundraiser. Emily will be able to explore NASA, design,
build and launch aircraft’s, learn the fundamentals of of coding,
meet the scientists and engineers behind the scenes and
so much more. Upon completion she will receive a certificate
of completion, three college credits & a letter of recommendation from John Hopkins and the NSLC. 


The Plattekill Historical Preservation Society and the
Plattekill Grange strongly support history, education,
community and culture. In saying so, the board is proud
to welcome you in enjoying Deb and supporting
this local student to realize her dream in Aerospace.
Please visit our website 
or for more information email:


A SWEET & SAVORY CHARCUTERIE BOARDat each table! ~featuring Lilly Rae's Jams, Spiced Punch & Beverages.


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Native American Stone Structures of the Catskill Mountains

Join the Plattekill Historical Society on Saturday, March 9, 2024
for this highly anticipated program! (Please note, this date is a change from our usual third-Saturday programs!)

Scattered throughout the wooded uplands of the Catskill Mountains are a large number of standing lithic structures that have mostly been ignored by conventional archaeologists. Often dismissed as colonial era stone walls and field clearing piles, these formations are increasingly emerging as part of a Native American tradition of ritual building practices that reflected a sophisticated world view and sociocultural belief system. This program. presented by author Glenn Kreisberg, focuses on presenting locational data of potential Native American sacred sites within the Catskills and surrounding regions, in order to discern patterns in their construction techniques, environmental positioning, and event-specific structural alignments related to sky observation. Utilizing GIS software, hundreds of sites and structures in the region have been geo-located, providing a basis for understanding these sites in their original context. This research is only the first step in a larger effort to rediscover the cultural heritage and knowledge Native Americans in our region have long practiced and represented as a living synthesis projected upon their physical landscape.

Glenn Kreisberg is an author, outdoor guide, and radio engineer, who researches archeoastronomy and landscape archaeology in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains of New York. His books include Spirits in Stone, Mysteries of the Ancient Past and Lost Knowledge of the Ancients. He served two terms as vice president of the New England Antiquities Research Association (NEARA) and studied archeoastronomy at SUNY and archaeoacoustics on Malta. He is co-founder of the non-profit Overlook Mountain Center ( in Woodstock, NY, where he lives with his wife and their two offspring.

The meeting will take place at 1PM on Saturday, March 9,

at the Plattekill Historical Society building (127 Church Street in Plattekill/Wallkill for GPS purposes).This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 845-389-7998, visit the Plattekill Historical Society Facebook page or

Mr. Kreisberg will have a limited number of books for sale at the event. His books can be ordered through these local booksellers

The Golden Notebook/


or through Amazon:

Please visit our website 
or for more information email:


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