Prattsville 2000 Calendar of Events

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Please review what we did in recent years.  It will give you a good idea of what the Museum does each year and you will want to join us for our upcoming events.  1998 ...  1999 ... 2000 ... 2001 ... 2002 and our 2003 events and plan a trip here.
April 8, 2000
8:00 - 11:00 p.m. at the Windham Arms Hotel

 Spring Fling 2000

Spring Fling Dance      Pratt Museum Friends Event
Friends of the Zadock Pratt Museum in Prattsville held their second Annual Spring Fling dance.  Great Swing Band music was provided for dancing or listening pleasure by the AVALONS again this year.  

A buffet of assorted cheeses/crackers, fruit and snacks was included in the $15 price of admission and a cash bar was available.  To add enjoyment to the evening, a Bottle Auction was held.  Those attending brought a gift-wrapped bottle to be auctioned off (contents to be kept secret).  The Friends provided one bottle for auction which contained $25 !     This was a well-attended fundraiser for the Pratt Museum.  Patricia Reineke, Co-chaiperson of the dance.

April 15-16, 2000 Prattsville Easter Festival  Fun for the whole family:  Easter egg hunt (both days) - Prizes for all children - Carnival rides - Carnival games - Face painting - sand art - Spin art - Petting zoo - Pony rides - Plus Much More - Beginning at 11:00 a.m. Free Admission.  Sponsored by Prattsville Chamber of Commerce and Prattsville Rescue Squad    
April 29-30, 2000

Prattsville Fishing Derby

Prattsville Fishing Derby  The fishing derby was held in Prattsville along the Schoharie Creek.  
Saturday:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Sunday:    8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Prizes:      $300, $200, $100   Kids' 1st prize:  Huffy bike.  Every child went home with a prize.
Adults:  $10  Children:  $5  
Sponsored by Prattsville Chamber of Commerce and Prattsville Rescue Squad
May 14, 2000 Golf Tournament      Pratt Museum Friends Event
This second annual event was held at Christman's Golf Course on Mothers' Day.  Mothers paid charged $40.  Tickets for others were $45 for those who pre-registered and $50 at the door.  Lunch was included in the price.  There were prizes to be won.  Event was a benefit the Pratt Museum.  Contact Chairperson Ray Braciello on 518-299-3432. 
May 27-28-29, 2000 Carriage House Cafe & Gift Shop Open    Pratt Museum Friends Event
Friends of the Pratt Museum planted a hemlock tree on museum property in honor of Zadock Pratt.
A light luncheon was served by the Friends on opening day.  Please contact the Friends of the Pratt Museum at 518-299-3395 for information.  Co-chairwomen Alice Rowan and Grace Birnbaum.
May 27-June 18, 2000 
1-4 p.m. Fri-Sun
Zadock Pratt Museum's exhibit of rarely seen objects collected in the past 40 years. Exhibit:  "Somewhere in storage; 40 Years of Collecting at the Pratt Museum" - a display of over 200 of the museum's rarely seen objects, from the Prattsville Advocate mantelpiece to Clara Pendelton's dress shop.  In the Museum's Bank Building Gallery.  
June 1, 2000

June 1 lecture 

Lecture: "Greene County's Historic Trees"    Pratt Museum Friends Event 
FREE lecture by Bob Dreyfuss,  Extension  Educator at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene County.  Mr.Dreyfuss's lecture was followed  by a plaque ceremony in honor of the 150+ year ginkgo tree planted by Zadock Pratt during his lifetime.  Pratt's gingko is the second largest gingko tree in Greene County and one of its oldest, most historic trees as well.  Ceremony also featured Museum Herb Garden Committee members Lee Bucher, Nancy Cohen, Nancy Haney and Muriel Pons.  Please contact the Friends of the Pratt Museum at 518-299-3395.
June 24-July 9, 2000
1-4 p.m. Fri-Sun
Exhibit:  "Inspired: Oil landscapes of the Northern Catskills" - an exhibit of small oil landscapes by Windham artist Naomi Blum.
July 1-2, 2000
Saturday: shows at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday show at 2 p.m.

Prattsville Rodeo

Prattsville Rodeo - Top National Cowboys, Trick Show, Rodeo Clowns, Parade
Prattsville Chamber of Commerce Rodeo will be held at Conine Field in Prattsville.
Don't miss this opportunity for summer fun in the Catskills.  Real live western show, boomerang show, tricks, a parade, and lots more.  Advance tickets only $10 adults (Reg $15), Child $5 (Reg. $7.50) ... write to Prattsville Chamber of Commerce, P.O.Box G, Prattsville, NY 12468, or call 518-299-3248
July 22, 2000


Greene County's Bicentennial Parade    Pratt Museum Friends Event  
The Friends of the Pratt Museum are proud to take part in Greene County's Bicentennial Parade in the county seat of Catskill, NY.  We encourage all of our mountain top "friends" to take part in this very important parade in honor of two hundred years of Greene County history.  Virginia Hull, Chairperson of the Friends of the Pratt Museum parade float.
August 5, 2000 Prattsville House and Garden Tour 1-4 p.m. (starts at the Pratt Museum)
Including historic Hardenburgh House and several local gardens. 

August 13, 2000, all day

Clog dancers will be performing in Prattsville

9th Annual Old Prattsville Day on the Prattsville Commons was an action-packed day well worth visiting for all the activities, rides, dancing, ... Friends of the Pratt Museum will hold the annual Silent Auction, in which dozens of valuable items will be sold to benefit the museum. 
11 am        Church Services
12 noon     Guest Speakers - Senator John Bonacic, Greene County Legislator Charles McRoberts and Office of Parks, recreation and Historic Preservation Specialist John Bonafide.  The Speaker' Program will end with The Crowning of Little Miss & Little Mr. Prattsville 2000.
  • 1 p.m.         Food, Roast Beef & Roast Pork, delicious desserts, cold sodas
  • 1:30 p.m.    Charlene Cross
  • 2 p.m.         Schoharie Valley Cloggers
  • 2:30           Waldo
  • 3:00           Melodrama Surprise
  • 3:30           Gilboa Twirlers
  • 3:45           The Cornell Sisters:  Holly, Tracey and Kelly
  • 4:00           Schoharie Valley Cloggers
  • 4:30           Waldo
  • 5:00           Guitarist Jeff Bayard Eherich
  • 5:20           Presentation of Trophies
  • 5:30           Kilton Kelly and His Sidekicks
  • Hog Calling and Turkey Calling Contest - Trophies Awarded (donated by Jim Eisel of Great American)
  • Hot Dogs, hamburgers, coffee served by the Prattsville Chamber of Commerce
  • ... and please don't forget the Silent Auction and the 50/50 Raffle to benefit the Zadock Pratt Museum !
  • Children's Entertainment:
    Hula Hoop - two winners, ages 5-8 girls & boys
    Nickel Races - Ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13
    Watermellon seed spitting contest - 5-10 years, 11-15 years, trophies
    Pie Eating Contest - Jim & Peg Young, judges - Girls 7-15, Boys 7-15, trophies
    Tug of War - Boys against girls 7-15, Adults any age
    Horseshoe Pitching - Prattsville Firemen

Old Prattsville Day at the Pratt Museum - Museum open Noon - 5 p.m.

  • "Somewhere in Storage: 40 Years of Collecting at the Pratt Museum" Created by Marianne Neuber
  • 1-4 p.m: Saint or Sinner ?  Genius or dolt ?  get a free analysis of your character by having your "head" read FREE by Prattsville's very own PHRENOLOGIST ANDREW DRESSER
  • 1-5 p.m: FREE CONCERT by Uncle Sam July Quartet and Roxbury Fiddler David Scudder on the Museum's front lawn
  • 2 p.m:    Informal Talk:  "Prattsville: Here & There, Now & Then" by Prattsville Town Historian Muriel Pons
  • 3 p.m:    Walking Tour of Schoharyville (Prattsville) by John Morales - meet at museum porch
  • All day: Silent Auction of many items to benefit the Pratt Museum 

.... don't forget to visit the museum's newly refurbished Herb Garden, Julia's Victorian Tea Room and Museum Gift Shop


Prattsville Town Hall, the former 1842 Academy, built by Zadock Pratt.  Prattsville Day 2000 will be in the vicinity of the Town Hall and the Pratt Museum.

August 19, 2000
Find out why this year's Pratt Museum summer dinner has a Spanish theme  ...
Museum Waterfalls Dinner     Pratt Museum Friends Event 

This is the 4th annual "Waterfalls Dinner" at the home of Museum Friends Barbara and Tom Cernikovsky of Prattsville.  real waterfalls, real great food, real good company.  Come, enjoy this year, authentic Spanish cuisine.  (... find out why Spanish this year ...  check the menu)  Seating is limited.  Please contact the Friends of the Pratt Museum at 518-299-3395 or for information and reservation.  You can now not only attend a Museum Dinner - you can also buy the Zadock Pratt Museum Dinners Cookbook !  It includes 20 years of museum dinner menus and has room for updates.
September 16, 2000
5 p.m.

Join us for the "South Pacific Luau" progressive dinner
Progressive Dinner - Theme: "South Pacific Luau"    Pratt Museum Friends Event 

  5 p.m. 
- join us at the Pratt Museum for the Hours d'ouevres, specialty of Jeanette Orlando
  6 p.m.
  - Exotic salads by our "sun worshippers and beachcombers" - Pratt Museum Trustees - served among the beautiful gardens of Bob an Joanne Dunphy, who reside on Maple Lane, Prattsville
  7 p.m.
  - We will travel to the Four Seasons Restaurant, owned by Larry and Ann Paccione who will serve the entree which will be BBQ pork with all the trimmings
  8 p.m.  - on to the Hideaway for their scrumptious and delicious deserts, served by our friends Phil and Elsa Stuppert and Suzette and R.Donnison
Please join us for a fun-filled Luau time and meet your favorite "hula girl" and a handsome "sailor boy".  P.S. Many surprises.

Enjoy the Luau at the Friends' only "progressive" dinner of the season.  Seating is limited.  Please contact the Friends of the Pratt Museum at 518-299-3395 for information and reservation.
September 23, 2000
3 p.m.
"Prattsville Rumble", part of the larger Hudson River Ramble.  Climb New York State's Mini-Mount Rushmore.  This hike up Pratt Rock is 3 miles of steep uphill terrain.  Elevation 350 ft.  Meeting place is the Pratt Museum.  For Directions, click here.  Bring your own lunch: we'll eat atop Pratt Rock, named "New York's Mini-Mount Rushmore" by Ripley's "Believe It or Not".  Pratt Rock is a glacially plucked cliff just east of Prattsville.  It displays stone carvings of Pratt's life.  His burial chamber is empty.  We'll tell you why !  Then we'll return to the museum for a guided tour.
October 21, 2000 Pratt Museum Fall Candlelight Dinner     Pratt Museum Friends Event 
Come and join us for the extremely popular dinner at the Pratt Museum.  Meet museum members, neighbors from Prattsville and area and many guests from out of town.  Enjoy the superb cooking, service and fine wines provided by the Friends of Pratt Museum.  Seating is limited.  Please contact the Friends of the Pratt Museum at 518-299-3395 for information and reservation.
October 28, 2000 Zadock Pratt Birthday Bash !!     Pratt Museum Friends Event 
Greene County may be 200 this year, but Zadock Pratt is 210!  Join us at the Museum's Carriage House Cafe to celebrate both events, and Halloween as well.  Something for everyone all day long.  A Fall foliage tour of Prattsville's haunted houses, a walk through the Benham cemetery, and a giant bash to celebrate Pratt's 210th birthday.   Please contact the Friends of the Pratt Museum at 518-299-3395 for information and reservation.
Dec 8  7-9 p.m.

Dec 9   10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Dec 10  1-5 p.m


Holiday Open House 
Pratt Museum Friends Event
Pratt Museum Annual Christmas Open House

The Friends have brought together their fifth annual holiday weekend for all of you to enjoy.  This is a warm and cheerful way to welcome the holidays, so circle the dates and plan to attend.
There will be Christmas entertainment all weekend and, yes, Santa will be in attendance throughout the entire weekend.

Many beautiful Christmas trees decorated by the Kindergarten through 6th graders of the Gilboa-Conesville Central School will be on display.  There will be a display of lovely decorations, a special holiday hobby display, as well as a display of 15 vintage bridal gowns.  Our Gift Shop will be open with great ideas for holiday shopping.

The Carriage house will be decorated as always - our theme this year is "A Touch of Christmas Past".  Our hostesses will be dressed in traditional attire and will serve you with a cup of holiday tea, cappucino or punch, along with our wonderful refreshments made from Julia Pratt's recipes.
Enjoy our Ole Fashioned Hospitality! 

Prattsville  2000
  • Come and stay in one of the fine hotels, motels, B&B's - Platinum business members of the Museum
  • Eat at one of the excellent restaurants here - Platinum business members of the Museum
  • Shop at the many shops in the area - Platinum business members of the Museum

Please review what we did in recent years.  It will give you a good idea of what the Museum does each year and you will want to join us for our upcoming events.  1998 ...  1999 ... 2000 ... 2001 ... 2002 and our 2003 events and plan a trip here.

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