Let’s Talk! Online Program

New Program!
Wednesday, August 11, 7pm
LET’S TALK: A DIALOGUE ON LAND STEWARDSHIP, CLEAN WATER, AND COMMUNTY HEALTH

Join us for a conversation that will explore our relationships with the land, water, each other, and our communities. Hosted by public historian Will Walker, the Let’s Talk program will highlight interview selections from the oral history collections of Hanford Mills Museum and the Cooperstown Graduate Program. The program will feature oral histories with residents of Delaware and Otsego Counties, including farmers, business owners, artists, and scientists. We will listen to their stories and then share our own experiences and ideas with one another.

This program is a continuation of the conversations begun during the InterActions series. The program is part of HMM’s participation in the Museum Association of New York Building Capacity Project, which was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [CAGML-246991-OMLS-20]. The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Please register to participate and receive the Zoom link.

Zadock Pratt Museum


14540 Main Stree
Prattsville, NY 12468

The Zadock Pratt Museum offers exhibits about Catskills history with special focus on Zadock Pratt & the history of the Town of Prattsville.

Website: https://zadockprattmuseum.org/

Hours: Sat. & Sun. 10 am-5 pm, Memorial Day Sat. to Columbus Day Sat.

Special Instructions: None

Phone: 518-299-3395
Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 Protocols: Masks, social distancing, sanitizing station, limit of 10 visitors max at a time

West Kortright Centre


49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY 13757

A close neighbor of Hanford Mills, the West Kortright Centre offers concerts, workshops, family programs, and other performing arts & community events. (It is also a wifi hotspot.)

Website: https://westkc.org/

Hours: Open for scheduled events; see website, social media for details and updates

Special Instructions: To manage mandated capacity maximums, all 2021 events are ticketed, pre-sales only. Visit the website or social media for more information or call (607) 278-5454.

Phone: (607) 278-5454
Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 Protocols: In 2021, all events will be held outdoors. The WKC adhered to state and local guidelines about reduced capacity and all other restrictions. Masks are required; attendees must stay with their own ‘pods’.

Wayside Cider


55 Redden Lane
Andes, NY 13731

Wayside Cider is a farm cidery where we forage and incorporate wild apples from the area to create a variety of distinctive, enjoyable beverages.

Website: http://www.waysidecider.com/

Hours: Friday-Sunday, 12-8pm, changes with seasons.

Special Instructions: No reservations, first come first serve, but with our largely outside space, volume is dependent on weather conditions.

Phone: 845-676-6002
Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 Protocols: We currently incorporate space between tables and ask that guests wear masks when not sitting down.

Union Grove Distillery


43311 State Hwy 28
Arkville, NY 12406

Union Grove Distillery is a NYS Farm Distillery offering local craft spirits which are all distilled and bottled on-site. Stop in for a free tasting of our vodka, rye whiskey, gin and maple spirit. Our craft cocktail lounge offers a great selection of craft cocktails. Children and well behaved pets are allowed.

Website: https://www.uniongrovedistillery.com/

Hours: Check website for current hours as they are subject to change

Special Instructions: No reservations needed.

Phone: 6072870208
Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 Protocols: we follow all NY guidelines as related to a restaurant. Masks on when not seated. ^ ft table spacing and a rigid cleaning and sanitizing schedule.

Strickland Hollow Farm & Distillery


9483 State Highway 28
Meridale, NY 13806

Strickland Hollow is a farm distillery and apple orchard offering tours and tastings. They also host events and are a venue for events and weddings. A second location in Delhi, NY offers a tasting room and bottle shop that sells fine wine, spirits, cider and beer all from New York. The Delhi tasting room is currently open Thursday-Sunday.

Website: https://www.stricklandhollowfarm.com/

Hours: Fluctuate. By appointment.

Special Instructions: Appointments are required for the farm.

Phone: 443-310-0397
Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 Protocols: The farm is outdoors. We are both vaccinated. We wear masks in the store.

The Ponds at Natural Gardens – Restaurant, Brewery


304 Sutherland Road
East Meredith, NY 13757

The Ponds at Natural Gardens is a full-service restaurant with a brewery & NYS tasting room.

Website: http://thepondsatnaturalgardens.com/

Hours: Thurs/Fri 4-9pm Sat 12noon-9pm Sun 12 noon-7pm Winter we open at 4pm all days

Special Instructions: Reservations recommended.

Phone: 607-746-6199
Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 Protocols: All tables are six feet or more apart. We have also expanded outdoor seating.

Stonewall Group


4206 Turnpike Road Delhi NY, 13753
Delhi, NY 13757

The Stonewall Group is an award-winning event property tucked away peacefully on a beautiful hillside in the Catskill Mountains with two additional venues. We are not a wedding factory and we love what we do! We deliver a hands-on and gracious approach with all of our guests in both the planning and execution of the weekend you envision. We are committed to providing you and yours a fully customized experience from the moment you arrive at our property. We vow to help you create loving memories that will last a lifetime. Typically, traditional weddings are eight hours long and then it’s over. We believe in the ultimate experience of a wedding weekend. From Friday through Sunday you will be able to relax and enjoy time with your Family and closest friends.

Website: https://thestonewallgroup.com/

Hours: We are bookable for private events at this time. Please contact us to discuss your vision

Special Instructions: Please contact us to set up a time if you would like to tour any of the venues.

Phone: 6074645029
Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 Protocols: We are bookable for private events and have strategically looked at all of the updated Covid guidelines for weddings and events. The proper signage has been created and placed at each venue to promote social distancing and other proper precautions. Each location has multiple sanitizing stations and all guests are required to have a negative Covid test before coming to the venue. It is important to us to keep guests and our staff safe and are constantly updating our own policies to strictly follow CDC guidelines. We want to create a fun yet safe environment for everyone.

Swart-Wilcox House Museum


1 Wilcox Avenue
Oneonta, NY 13820

The Swart-Wilcox House Museum is an 1807 German Palatine venacular house that is the oldest house in the City of Oneonta. Built by Revolutionary War soldier, Lawrence Swart, it has been home to only two families in over 200 years. The house has been restored to the 1870-1910 era when the Henry Wilcox family lived there. The house reflects the inflluences and styles of Oneonta and that era, including farming, railroad, business, educational, and family activites.

Website: https://swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com

Hours: 1:00 – 3:00 pm every Sunday – July 11 through August 29, 2021 or by appointment.

Special Instructions: Bring a lawn chair for Summer Sunday Series programs. Parking available on street, on lawn, or in parking lot across the street. Call for appointment for other times.

Phone: 607-287-7011
Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 Protocols: The Summer Sunday Series of programs will be held on the shaded front lawn with visitors bringing their own lawn chairs and masks. The house is open to individuals & small groups after the program. Tours and programs can be arranged. (per recent 30% NYS decree)