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Leaving Bishop Falls: An Ashokan Story


An exhibition of art and artifacts inspired by construction of the Ashokan Reservoir, part of New York City’s water system, which flooded communities long established in the Esopus Valley. That action reverberates in our community today. The work of artist Kate McGloughlin, a 12th-generation county resident, captures the sense of loss her family still carries from the seizure of Bishop Falls. Her kin, and many like them, were forcibly removed from their land at Bishop Falls. Kate’s painting and printmaking tell the story of her people, acknowledging their loss and finding solace in the beauty of the Ashokan landscape. The exhibition asks us to reflect on the effects of forced migration, on our own family stories and how they resonate in our lives today. The Ulster County Historical Society, headquartered in the historic Bevier House in the Town of Marbletown, is the oldest historical society in New York State. Through its programs and annual exhibitions, it interprets the history of Ulster County for residents and visitors to the Hudson Valley. Price: $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, Free to children under 15 and UCHS members

Bevier House Museum/Ulster County Historical Society
  • 2682 Rte 209
  • Marbletown, NY 12484