NARROWSBURG, NY (July 13, 2015) – The Ten Mile River Scout Museum is hosting History Day, a free event celebrating the history of Sullivan County and the region, Saturday, July 25 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ten Mile River Boy Scout Camps (Headquarters Camp), 1481 Crystal Lake Road in Narrowsburg.
The event is supported by local historians, the Tusten Historical Society, reenactment groups, the Fort Delaware Museum and the National Park Service. Families are invited to attend.
There will be lectures and displays on the 1763 massacre at Ten Mile River by Sullivan County Historian John Conway, the history of Zane Gray, the Battle of Minisink, the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Dan Beard Outdoor School,
a hands-on family-friendly presentation on the French and Indian War, a display on Narrowsburg and early aviation by the Tusten Historical Society.
There will be a small encampment and display by members of the 143rd New York Volunteer Infantry (Civil War reenactment group), reenactors from the Pioneer era and the French and Indian War. Elaine Freed Lindenblatt will talk about the Red Apple Rest and sell and sign her new book, Stop at the Red Apple.
There will be a hike visiting local historical landmarks, self-guided walks of the Ten Mile River C.C.C. Camp site; the Ten Mile River Scout Museum, with displays on local Native American rock shelters, local wildlife, and the 1969 Woodstock Festival.
The Kernochan Blockhouse, a reproduction miniature pioneering-era blockhouse, has period tools, games and household items. A recreation of a 1930s-era Boy Scout open-air cabin has exhibits on camp life in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.
The Ten Mile River Scout Museum (www.tmrmuseum.org), serving the Ten Mile River Boy Scout Camps and the local region, is open this summer for the 19th consecutive year.
For additional information, call the Ten Mile River Scout Museum at 845-252-3775 or e-mail David Malatzky at firstname.lastname@example.org.