The Hurleyville School House, home of the Sullivan County Museum, will celebrate 100 years on Saturday, June 16, 2012 with memorabilia, a Strawberry Festival, and yard sale from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. at the Museum, 265 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY. The schoolhouse was built in 1912 and served as a grammar school. The building was later expanded to include the high school grades. The gymnasium was added in 1929-30. The last high school class graduated from the school in 1945 when county schools became centralized. It only had three students.
The building continued to be used as an elementary school until June, 1967. The Hurleyville Fire Department became the next owner of the building. In 1971, the building was acquired by Sullivan County. In addition to housing the Historical Society Museum and Archives, it is also the headquarters for the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop and the Frederick A. Cook Society. The elevator was added to the front of the building in 1990-1
The Historical Society maintains a very interesting variety of temporary as well as permanent exhibits throughout the building. Educational group tours can be provided upon request and assistance is given to visitors seeking historical and genealogical information.
For information call 845-434-8044 or website http://www.sullivancountyhistory.org.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 09 May 2012 19:25)