Echoes of the Past Resonate in Copake’s Bicentennial Exhibition at the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society

This July and August, Copake continues to celebrate its 200th birthday. In many cases, this year’s celebratory events mirror those that took place in Copake’s past. This will be one of the themes explored in the 2024 Summer Exhibition at the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society. The exhibition, Mementos, Maps & Milestones: Copake at 200, opens on Saturday, July […]

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Mt. Washington Church Fair Celebrates 91 Years

The town of Mount Washington is nestled in the Berkshires along the Massachusetts/New York border and boasts a population of only 144 people, per the annual town report. But at the start of the summer, the population more than doubles as part-time residents come to bask in the comfort of the mountains for the summer season. 

The Mount Washington Church […]

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Copake Celebrates Its 200th Birthday With a Bang

The Town of Copake is celebrating its bicentennial with a jam-packed schedule of events throughout the remainder of the summer. In February 2023, Copake formed an all-volunteer committee that has been working hard to create a line-up of events to celebrate Copake’s 200th birthday. 

The planning process

The bicentennial committee, led by Kellie Nardin, wanted to play to Copake’s strengths, as […]

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All our lives we have been inundated with moving images: television, film, social media. We are so inured to the constancy of the motion, color, and sound, that when an image holds still, it causes a momentary catch – the need to register what we are seeing.

It was a moment like that that captured the attention of Garth Kobal, inveterate […]

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