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Saturday, August 16, 2008HVVA picnic will be at Shadow Lawns the home of HVVA members David Cavallaro and Dan Giesinger. The house and barn complex is located at 2233 Lucas Ave Turnpike just north of the village of High Falls, NY.  HVVA picnics are not to be missed.  They start at 10 am with a tour of an historic site and return back to the place we started from for a Potluck picnic.  All of our members are encouraged to participate.  Rob Sweeney will coordinate the event.  RSVP

Saturday, August 9th - The Mabee Farm in Rotterdam Junction  is hosting Early Technology Day. HVVA and DBPS members will be attending.

Sunday, July 27, 2008 – 9am-4pm Blueberry Festival --HVVA will again set up a display and promote preservation issues at this event.  Volunteers needed! Alvin Scheffer will coordinate the HVVA table (518) 828- 5482.  The event will feature; 19th Century craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music and entertainment for children, blueberry recipe contest and blueberry pancake breakfast; Austerlitz Historical Society, Old Austerlitz Site, Route 22, Austerlitz; 9am-4pm; rain or shine;

Saturday, July 12, 2008 – 10 am - 4 pm Hurley Stone House Day, HVVA will host a table of photographs and artifacts to promote awareness of our organizations goals.  Members are needed to person the table, for various points throughout the day, please volunteer.  Jim Decker will coordinate the day, (845) 527-1710.  For more event information visit:

No Third Saturday Meeting or Tour planned for July.

Saturday, June 21, 2008  - 10 am HVVA and DBPS combine forces for a barn tour of northern Dutchess County, lead by Bob Hedges.  Tour leaves from the Quitman Resource Center located at 7015 Route 9, Rhinebeck NY.

Wednesday, May 28-Saturday, May 31, Early American Industries Association will hold its annual meeting at the Holiday Inn, Wolf Road Albany, NY.  Hands on demonstrations, talks and presentations, and a great tool auction.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 – 10:00 am HVVA planning meeting at the North Marbletown Firehouse, Route 209 just south of the Bevier House. Lunch to follow at the Hurley Mountain Inn.

Saturday, April 19th, 10:30am HVVA Bergen County NJ Tour. Our tour will begin at the historic Haring House owned by, Doug Johnsen (tour leader). Directions as follows: NYS Thruway to Palisades Interstate Parkway. South on Parkway until Exit (#5?),  Route 303. Proceed on Route 303 for two traffic lights, then turn Left on to Oak Tree Road. Proceed about .05 miles until first traffic light, turn Right on to Piermont Road, pass golf course. Turn into #5 Piermont Rd,  Rockliegh NJ. Doug can be reached for more information at these numbers: Home  201-768-3408, Cell 201-264-2438. The tour will be an exciting one, the Haring house and barn, and the Kearney house which sits below the Palisades right on the Hudson River will highlight the day. Although another HVVA member George Turrell has a couple additions which might just might surprise us. Hope to see you on tour!  
If you think you would like to go, email Rob Sweeney at so we know an approximate number to expect. The drive form the Kingston exit of the NYS Thruway to Rockleigh NJ is about 2 hours.  We will be at Doug's house for about an hour so any stragglers can catch up there. 

March 15, 2008, Saturday--10:00 am, Monthly study tour leaving from the HVVA office, 1019 Flatbush road, Kingston. Structures in the Rhinebeck, vicinity are on the slate to be studies. Call Rob for more information. 845.336.0232

February 16, 2008 – 10:00 am. Monthly meeting, held at the North Marbletown Firehouse, Just south of the Bevier House on Route 209.  This will be a “show and tell” meeting, please bring objects or photos to share with the group.  This is a good time to get some expert advice on a project or a problem.  For further directions contact Jim Decker (845) 527-1710.

January 25, 1008--6:30 pm, Friday. Learn Dutch Barn vocabulary in Dutch at 6:30 with a lecture at 7:00 P.M. regarding the similarities of Dutch barns in New York to those in the Netherlands. presentation held at the Huguenot Historical Society's Family Assc. Center, 54 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, New York. For more details call 845-255-0376.

January 19, 2008 - 10:00 am. Annual Meeting, held at the Benjamin Ten Broeck House, 1019 Flatbush Road, Kingston.  Election of officers, planning for the 2008, and  the dedication of our new office building are a few topics on the agenda.  Luncheon to follow.  HVVA faced a very challenging year and prove with could not only survive but grow as well.  All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Bring a bottle to celebrate! Please RSVP if you are planning to attend. Contact Rob Sweeney (845) 336-0232.

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