This Summer: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE ROE JAN REGION

The Hidden History of the Roe Jan Region

 

This summer, the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society’s annual exhibition will unearth and explore forgotten places, well known faces, and, in some cases, the unlawful and salacious – all once part of what’s now known as the Roe Jan Region. Among these; the insular and illusive “Bushwacker” basketmakers of Taghkanic and the last practitioner of this lost craft; the first feature film directed by one of Hollywood’s most celebrated, oscar-winning filmmakers which was partially shot in the little Hamlet of Copake, shunpikes and moonshiners; frequent visits to the area by baseball legend, Babe Ruth; and why an illicit prizefight at Boston Corners lost Massachusetts an entire town to the State of New York.

Check back in the coming weeks for more information.

Open Saturdays and Sunday’s 2 to 4 pm

 

Show opens July 6 and continues thru September 2, 2019

On Saturday, August 17th, Copake Falls Day, the Museum is open from 10 am to 4 pm Special Hidden History activities for the whole family