greene-county-historical-society.jpg Oct. 25, 2009 at 1 p.m. Oct. 30, 2009 at 10 p.m. WMHT Channel 17, Schenectady, NY Premier Screening October 24th, 2009 at 4p.m., Catskill Community Theatre, $5 Greene County, NY -- Television is about the immediate, the important, the sensational! Who ever heard of putting the history of a rural county on television? It's happening - not for want of better things - but because the subject is about one of the biggest little places in America - Greene County, New York - a county whose history has contributed mightily to the history of the nation. It's happening on WMHT Channel 17 on October 25th at 1:00PM and October 30th at 10:00PM, as part of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Henry Hudson but it would be a valid story any day of any year. A seemingly sleepy place Greene has been around as an important destination no less than 11,000 years when early man came there to mine flint for his deadly Mastodon killing spear points. For no evident reason this began a series of events and developments that all together make up an impressive story - a story that seems out of all proportion to the size of=2 0the place and how little people know of it. The program is rich in music and period entertainment: a Dutch Tavern scene in 1688, a Thomas Cole Musical Evening in 1840, a Jenny Lind concert in 1851 and in the 1880s scenes from the marvelously popular Opera "Rip Van Winkle" acclaimed around the world. You can find out all about it on October 25th at 1:00PM on Channel 17 and again on October 30th at 10:00PM on Channel 17. There is also a Premiere screening at the Catskill Community Theatre at 4:00PM Saturday, October 24th with a reception to follow. Tickets are $5.