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Full Moon Wolf Walk

Celebrate the Wolf Moon with a short illuminated walk in the woods of the Woestyne.  Afterwards, we'll make a fire in the Inn's historic fireplace, and docents will share colorful stories and tall tales from our local area.

Free – $10.00

Archives Open House

Join us for a showcase of our new archival storage system as we toast the improvement with champagne!


Myth or Truth with Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson will discuss common myths heard in museums and historic sites. This presentation will help you learn which famous stories are fact and which ones are fiction.

Industrial Policy in Eastern New York with Carlos Balsas

Balsas will discuss urban industrial transformations occurring in NYS, and if recent major projects on former industrial sites in Upstate New York succeeded at creating long-term, well-paying and high-skilled jobs for their host cities and towns.


Colonial Ice Cream Parlor

Winter was the perfect season to make ice cream! In this family-friendly class, we’ll teach you how you can make a frozen custard the old fashioned way. And of course you’ll get a taste!

Free – $10.00

The Underground Railroad Revisited

Trinity Community Center 705 Curry Road, Rotterdam, NY

Join with Paul and Mary Liz Stewart, independent researchers and co-founders of Underground Railroad Education Center as they share a new interpretation of a very old story and explain the various initiatives in which Underground Railroad Education Center is engaged as it works to connect the public with this empowering local history and its relevance for us today.