Heritage Day


October 5th, 2019

10a - 3p

FHR Museum at 12 Main Street in Accord & at nearby Accord Fire Hall

Heritage Day in Accord

From the Catskill Mountain House to Homemade Pies

Heritage Day and the Community Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 5th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Accord at the Museum, 12 Main Street, and at the Fire Hall nearby.  The event is co-sponsored by Friends of Historic Rochester and the Town’s Recreation Commission in order to provide activities to visitors of all interests and ages.  This community event is supported also by the Fire Company of the Town of Rochester.

Special features of this year’s event include several new displays at the Museum, and screening of the documentary “The Catskill Mountain House and the World Around” at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  At the Fire Hall, a first-time exhibit will be presented by the Knife Museum of the Wawarsing Historical Society.

The Recreation Commission will be conducting its annual homemade pie tasting, judging and auction at the Fire Hall.  Tasting and judging is between 10 a.m. and noon.  The annual Youth Talent Show will begin at noon, followed by the pie auction.

Also at the Fire Hall, handcrafted items will be for sale by the Women of the Kerhonkson Federated Church. Local artists will have paintings and photographs on display and for sale.  For the kids, rock art painting is a favorite attraction.  A new exhibit this year is going to be presented by the Knife Museum of the Wawarsing Historical Society.  The extensive collection includes knives and other objects manufactured by Schrade Cutlery, Ulster Knife, Imperial Knife and other companies in this area.

At the Museum, visitors will find several new displays: materials from the first 50 years of the Accord Fire Company, salvaged papers from the O & W Railway station, photos of a model railroad diorama that include an O&W train at the Accord station, and the Anderson house and mill.  There is a new virtual tour exhibit that covers a 3.5 mile distance and 190 years of history:  Port Jackson, Middleport and the D&H Canal; Accord, Kerhonkson and the D&H Railway; and the Town of Rochester Canal and Rail Trail Park.  Visitors will be able to study binders containing information on many of the historic properties in the Town, and genealogical research on many of the local families.  Throughout the day, various documentaries on local and Hudson Valley history will be screened.  “The Catskill Mountain House” by Toby Carey is scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

There is no charge for admission or parking at Heritage Day.  For more information, message us through our Contact page or call us at 845-626-7104.