1999 Museum Events - Review what we did in 1999

Here you can review all of our 1999 events, including those already past, as well as our 1998 events, to get an idea of what the Museum is up to.  You may be interested in coming to one of the next events or just come and visit, or to become a member of the Museum.  Please go to our events for 2000.

Visit Pratt Museum.  This page is an archive of activities we enjoyed in 1999.  Please review it, join our membership and plan to visit us in the future

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 10, 1999, 
8 p.m

Spring Fling desert dinner dance

Friends of the Pratt Museum sponsored a "SPRING FLING" benefit dessert dance featuring THE AVALONS, a group well known for its "Big Band Sound" at the Windham Arms Hotel, Route 23, in Windham, NY.   

Admission price included a variety of elegant desserts, coffee, tea and dancing.   Cordials available.  For information and reservations, everyone called 518-299-3372 or 518-299-3360
May 9, 1999

Golf Tournament at the Christman's Windham House
To register, people called the Windham House Pro-shop 518-734-2640 and paid a $50 entry fee, but on May 9th, Mother's Day, all mothers' fee was only $40 ... for 18 holes of golf, cart & green fees and light lunch on the course !  Many thanks to Christman's Windham House.
PRIZES: First, second, third place & last.  Putting & chipping contests, longest drive, straightest drive contest !!
Sponsored by Friends of Pratt Museum & local businesses.  All proceeds benefit Pratt Museum.
May 22, 1999
Spring Candlelight Dinner at the Pratt Homestead.  We dined by candlelight in an authentic 19th century setting and contributed to the support of the Pratt Museum at our annual Spring fundraising dinner. 
Dinner was as sumptuous as Pratt himself used to have in this Federal style mansion. 
NEW01.GIF (1016 bytes)Zadock Pratt Museum Dinners Cookbook - 1979 to present, published May 22.  E-mail us, or buy one at the dinner.
May 29 - 2:30 p.m. Jody Primoff exhibit opening.  Reception at the Pratt Museum at 2:30.  Roxbury artist Jody Primoff  exhibied her artwork in the Bank Building Gallery of the Zadock Pratt Museum
Review what to do, where to shop - where to stay - where to eat in Prattsville & area
May 29
- July 11, 1999
Roxbury artist Jody Primoff opened our season with an exhibit titled "Seeing in Color", mainly Catskills country views. in the Pratt Museum's Bank Building Gallery of the Zadock Pratt Museum.   Primoff was born in Utica, studied at Syracuse University and attended New York City's Art Students' League.  After retiring as a special ed teacher, she and her husband Gene moved to Roxbury, NY, where she established a gallery where she paints, writes, gardens ... and frequently exhibits her watercolors, collages and mixed water media paintings.  
June 19 - 2:30 p.m. Francis X. Driscoll, Photographer.  Reception at the Pratt Museum at 2:30.   "Images of the Northern Catskills" - Exhibit in the Pratt Museum Reading Room

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You can now not only attend our Museum Dinners - you can also buy the Zadock Pratt Museum Dinners Cookbook !   
It includes 1979-2000 dinners and has room for updates.
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Francis X. Driscoll, Photographer, will exhibit his "Images of the Northern Catskills", in the Pratt Museum Reading Room

July 23-24-25, 1999

Friday night: 





8th Annual Prattsville Days
There was a variety of events happening all weekend in Prattsville.

Larry Tompkins:  Old Time Slides, Reformed Dutch Church (8 p.m.)

Horse Carriage Rides
Home, Garden, Church and Quilt Tour - see below
Professor Putter and His Gadgetorium (2 performances Saturday afternoon)
77th New York Regimental Balladers - see below
Block Dance - 8 p.m.

Community Worship Service - 11 a.m. Town Hall
Community Program - noon  Special Guest: Sen. John Bonacic - Town Hal)
Community Cook Out & Barbecue - Town Hall
Hilton Kelly & His Sidekicks
Schoharie County Cloggers - Town Hall

Sponsored by The Prattsville Chamber of Commerce:  299-3426 Jim Young   299-3478 Milton Ballard

Prattsville Town Hall, the former 1842 Academy, built by Zadock Pratt.  Prattsville Days 1999 events will be in the vicinity of the Town Hall and the Pratt Museum.

Prattsville Town Hall, the former Academy built by Zadock Pratt
July 23-24-25, 1999


Saturday July 24
7 p.m. Concert at the Reformed Dutch Church
8th Annual Prattsville Days - "Tenting Tonight" concert

... evoked the memory of the hundreds of thousands of New York volunteers who fought in the Civil War and hose spirits still haunt many of the battlefields throughout the Eastern United States.  

This concert was presented by the 77th New York Regimental Balladeers at the Reformed Dutch Church, sponsored by the Zadock Pratt Museum in conjunction with the town celebration of Old Prattsville Days.  It included readings of actual letters from soldiers written during the Civil War as well as period music.  This was a wonderful evening to share with  the entire family.
July 24, 1999 Home, Garden, Church and Quilt Tour - hosted by The Friends of the Pratt Museum.   
19 stops - homes and gardens, a church, museum and free ice-cream cone.  
1 - 5 p.m.   Tickets were $10 each (children under 16 free), at the Museum prior to the tour. 
  • Pratt Museum* - Quilt display and herb garden
  • Prattsville Hotel (Doris Pasternak) - perennial gardens/front lawn & quilt display
  • Reformed Dutch Church* - 200 years of history (serving lemonade and cookies)
  • Prattsville Town Hall - Town artifacts - 75 year old scrapbooks which belonged to Henry and Anise Peck
  • Mr & Mrs James Young - newly remodeled "Ole fashioned Feed Store" (AGWAY) and quilt display
  • Mr & Mrs Robert Gurley, Jr - Gardens, fish pond and refreshiments
  • Mr & Mrs Michael O'Hara - Old country farm house (designed and built by Zadock Pratt)
  • Mr & Mrs Val Riedman - Country Hutt Antiques - Antiques, quilt display and refreshments
  • Pratt Rock
  • Mrs Frances Lutz - House and historical map of Prattsville
  • Mr & Mrs Rudy Reineke - Gardens
  • Mr Peter Perrone - House, gardens and quilt display
  • Mr & Mrs Tomas Cernikovsky - Waterfall and bridge and gardens
  • Mr & Mrs Stephen Baker - Gardens (160 varieties of plants)
  • Mr & Mrs Roberth Dunphy - Gardens and refreshments
  • Benham Cemetery
  • Shirley Cammer - Blue spruce tree
  • Mr & Mrs Thomas O'Hara* - Ole Laraway Inn (first floor), small garden, quilt display and serving iced mint tea
  • O'Hara's Trading Post - one free ice cream cone
    * Green Country Historical register

July 25, 1999

Silent Auction - The Friends held another Silent Auction all day Sunday July 25.  Last year's auction was a great success and great fun for everyone, with great items sold, including antiques, local supplies and services.  This year's was even better.  Local businesses have been very generous in contributing to the Silent Auction.
This year, a week in villa in Jamaica, with a pool was sold, a lawyer's bookcase, a garden water fountain, and many gift certificates for local services.  We also had a Friends of Pratt Museum Bake sale.
August 7, 1999
2:00 p.m.
QUILT LECTURE.  As part of the quilt exhibit, we presented a free lecture on Historic Quilts given by Muriel Pons of Prattsville and Pauline Lawrence of Ashland.

A child's quilt was started by a lady who was one hundred years old at that point.  She never completed it, but today it is a finished example of the School House design.  You will learn how that happened from Pauline Lawrence, who started quilting herself when she was five.

The Brown Goose quilt, pieced in the mid 1800's, handed down through the generations, and lost for several years, has been found and given to the Zadock Pratt Museum by the inheritors.  In faded ink, many names on it remind us of families in Delaware, Schoharie and Greene counties.  For whom was this quilt made ?  The answer to that questions and other mysteries will be attempted by Muriel Pons.
July 24, 1999 
- end August
Family Treasures ... History in Quilts.  A collection of family quilts from  the Mountaintop communities.  Exhibit at the Pratt Museum. 
August 21, 1999 3rd Annual Museum Summer dinner by the waterfalls was attended by 60 people. If you missed this year's, the please book early for next year's summer dinner.  This one has become a major event.  Make new friends and meet old friends, enjoy great food, in superb setting.  The sights and sounds of the river make this an evening you don't want to miss.
This year, we had a special treat for dinner guests:  Rich Bala entertained us with folksongs of the Hudson Valley Region from late 18th and the 19th Centuries.
NEW01.GIF (1016 bytes)Zadock Pratt Museum Dinners Cookbook - 1979 to present was published this year.  E-mail us, or buy one at the dinner.
September 11, 1999 2nd Annual Progressive Dinner  The Friends of the Zadock Pratt Museum hosted ts second annual Progressive Dinner.  This year, the theme was Hawaiian:
September 12, 1999 Please also visit the John Balura page on this website John (Ivan) Balura Paintings Exhibit - opening reception 2-4 p.m. in the Pratt Museum Bank Room
September 12, 1999 - Columbus Day Balura paints views of the Castkill Mountains - see them at the Museum exhibit or at his home in Windham. John (Ivan) Balura Paintings - Nature studies, landscapes and animal studies strikingly executed in oils, and watercolor, comprise the bulk of Balura's work, although he still delights in pencil and ink, still lifes and sketches of favorite places. 

The Catskill Mountains, Acadia National Park in Maine, and the New England Coast, long a source of subject and inspiration for artists, are Balura's current challenge, as he seeks to capture anew their sweeping grandeur as well as the intimate detail of their natural beauty.
September 12, 1999 - Columbus Day "Music Alone Shall Live" - Exhibit of 100+ years old musical instruments from the Pratt Museum collection:
  • Drum from the War of 1812
  • 130 year old Mandolin
  • Flutes - Clarinets - Many other instruments
September 24-25-26 Prattsville Carnival, sponsored by the Prattsville Chamber of Commerce.  Many different rides for children.  Food judging.  Baked goods.  Vegetable judging - bring your own to the competition. 
October 23, 1999 Pratt Museum Fall Candlelight Dinner.   "Mystery in the Moonlight" Dinner this year.  You must book early - this year's museum dinners are very popular !
NEW01.GIF (1016 bytes)Zadock Pratt Museum Dinners Cookbook - 1979 to present was published this year.  E-mail us, or buy one at the dinner.
November 16, 1999 till Christmas
Monday - Friday 
1 - 4 p.m.
plus the HolidayWeekend

Zadock Pratt Museum Christmas Shop
Christmas Holiday Season

Friends of the Zadock Pratt Museum will open the Museum Christmas Shop - November 15

The Museum Shop will be open Tuesday-Friday, 1 - 4 p.m. plus the Holiday weekend.
Plan to do your Christmas shopping with arts, crafts,  country and museum souvenirs, shopping bags, pot pourri bags, cook books and much more.

Friday, December 10 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec11
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sunday, Dec 12
1-6 p.m.
Annual Museum Holiday Program.   The Friends of the Zadock Pratt Museum in Prattsville invite you to their "Country Friends Christmas Open House".  Although wonderful entertainment will be provided and refreshments served, there is no charge to the public to attend.  Of course, a good will offering to support the Museum is always appreciated and membership for 2000 will be available.

Every room of the museum will be decorated with trees by the elementary students from the Gilboa-Conesville Central School and the creative talents of museum members and friends.  Christmas carols will be sung on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon and Santa Claus will make a special visit from 2 - 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday to all good children (so you better be there).  There will also be entertainment throughout the weekend to delight all ages.

In addition to all the fun, the new Museum Gift Shop will be open.  this endeavor to raise funds for the Zadock Pratt Museum has created an opportunity for shoppers to buy unique gifts which have been selected carefully and will be specially wrapped for you.  How can you miss this opportunity ?   The Museum Gift Shop will be open Tuesdays through Fridays 1 - 4 p.m. November 16 to Christmas week.  Please use the side entrance to the Museum, next to the Post Office.
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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