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Family Lore of Agrarian Woodstock

  • Presented By: Historical Society of Woodstock
  • Dates: October 7, 2023
  • Location: Historical Society of Woodstock
  • Address: 20 Comeau Drive, Woodstock, NY 12498
  • Phone: (845) 679-2256
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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On Saturday, October 7th, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Historical Society of Woodstock will host a Path Through History event featuring family stories of farm and rural life in Woodstock's agrarian past. Today, tourism is the obvious and major driver of the Woodstock economy, but this wasn't always so. Up until the 1950s Woodstock was largely an agrarian-based community with family farms and trades and businesses that supported farming. Although no longer farmers, many of the old farming families remain in Woodstock. Stories of pet bears, cold winters, planting and harvesting, tragedies and triumphs live on as they have been passed down through the generations. Family Lore of Agrarian Woodstock will be an open discussion among old Woodstock families remembering and recounting this history. This past spring the Historical Society of Woodstock opened the Tool Shed and the exhibit The Tools They Used. The exhibit tells the stories of people and how they worked in Woodstock through the tools used in everyday life between 1850 and 1950. Family Lore of Agrarian Woodstock is an extension of the Tool Shed project.