Each year, the Conservancy publishes the stories of notable High Fallonians. In 2019, our fifth volume of “Stories of High Falls” was published. It featured stories of Elaine Crepet, Betty and Dick Davenport, Kathy Cairo Davis, Wilfred Neff, Sue Ellen Sheeley, and Otto Scherrieble.
This series of books recognizes that High Falls is “about the people — people who have made contributions to our hamlet with their businesses, their resources, their talents, and their time. Their verbal histories are treasures – treasures to be kept for future generations. These are the stories of wonderful people. Theirs are truly the ‘Stories of High Falls’”.
This is the third year that the Conservancy has recognized a local High Falls artist for the cover of our Annual Book. Last year we featured a work by Ms. Marlene Weidenbaum. This year’s artist is Mr. William Rickarby Miller, one of the Hudson River School of Artists. he work on our cover is one of Miller’s “1000 Gems”, a drawing of an “Ulster County Waterfall – High Falls”, executed in 1873. In the book, we highlight the actual waterfall and its location within a couple of miles of High Falls.
This year’s Annual Book is now available for purchase ($5.00/copy) here. Please press the “BUY ANNUAL BOOK” button that will take you to our page where you may purchase the book.
ANNUAL STORIES BOOK 2019 - VOLUME V
HIGH FALLS IS CELEBRATING 350 YEARS!
The Annual Book project team is hard at work collecting and writing stories for our next Stories book to be published in November. Our stories are all now in the first draft form, ready for editing, and design work to commence for the book.
This issue will include historical perspectives and answers from a questionnaire we are circulating at events around town.
We would love to hear from you. If you can take a few moments to fill it out, that would be much appreciated. We are reviewing the answers to include as many as possible in this year’s Annual Book.