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 unearths and explores 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 basketmakers of the Taghkanic Hills, and the ‘last’ practitioner of this lost craft; the first feature film directed by oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese, which was partially shot in the little Hamlet of Copake; frequent visits to the area by baseball legend, Babe Ruth; and why an infamous and illicit prizefight at Boston Corners lost Massachusetts an entire town to the State of New York.

..and the answer to that burning question, “Who was Roeliff Jansen anyway?”

 

Open Saturdays and Sunday’s 2 to 4 pm

On Saturday, August 17th, Copake Falls Day, the Museum is open from 10 am to 4 pm