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Hotel Kaaterskill: an Illustrated Presentation by George Harding and Bob Gildersleeve 

  • Mountain Top Historical Society 5132 Rte 23a Haines Falls NY Unuited States (map)

Join MTHS on Friday, July 13th, at 7:00 pm in the Ulster & Delaware Train Station. George Harding, great-great grandson of the original owner of the Hotel Kaaterskill has generously donated approximately 50 photographs of the Hotel Kaaterskill, its grounds and out-buildings. The photos were apparently taken in preparation for the sale of the property. George and Bob have been making a careful study of the photos which include interior views of the billiard room, bowling alley, kitchen, theater, a guest room and other surprises. Included is the only photo we’ve ever seen of the wood frame hotel laundry.


A special addition to the Hotel Kaaterskill presentation scheduled at the MTHS U&D train station on Friday, July 13, 2018: at 6:00 p.m. we will be serving a chicken cutlet dinner, by reservation. Karen’s Country Kitchen will cater a dinner of homemade chicken cutlet, baked potato, and coleslaw. (Remember the chicken dinner that sparked the kerfuffle between George Harding and Charles Beach???) The $20.00 price will include beverages, rolls, and ice cream for dessert. It also includes a donation for the lecture. Please make your reservation by calling Alisa at 518 589-6657. Leave a message including your name, phone number, and the number of people in your party. You can leave the same information by e-mail at We need reservations by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.  If you choose not to come for dinner, the lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. We are requesting a $5 donation.  Looking forward to a great presentation. See you at the station!



On Saturday, July 14th, Hike to Hotel Kaaterskill Site – 9:00 am – mid afternoon. In connection with the presentation on July 13, join George Harding, Paul LaPierre and Artie Frie on a two-part hike and exploration of the grounds of the Hotel Kaaterskill and its Laundry