The Sixth Annual Headwaters History Days (HHD), a celebration of the history, culture, folklife and landscape of the Central Catskills, will take place May 4th in Roxbury, from 10 to 2:00. 

Roxbury Headwater History Days

Headwater History Days in Roxbury

Roxbury’s Main Street will come alive with history as costumed docents stationed at Main Street landmarks, including the magnificent 1894 Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church, will tell visitors about the buildings as well as captivating stories from Roxbury’s past.


Historians Dan Underwood and Anthony Liberatore team up to show off the inner workings of the venerable Town Clock in the tower of the beautiful Methodist Church. History buffs and visitors will also be treated to a display of photographs and documents of this historic town, founded in 1788 on the East Branch.

Maps of Main Street will be available at Roxbury General and Roxbury Wine & Spirits. Tours are coordinated by the Greater Roxbury Business Association.

Naturalist John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge, Burroughs Memorial Rd., Roxbury, will be open for tours from 11-1:00, and 2-3:00 on Saturday. Leslie Sharpe, author of The Quarry Fox and Other Critters of the Wild Catskills, will give a reading and talk at the Woodchuck Lodge at 1:00. Tours of the Woodchuck Lodge will also be offered on Sunday from 11 to 3:00.

On Sunday from 10 to 2:00, the 1833 Second Old School Baptist Meeting House on Stratton Falls Rd. in Roxbury will be open for tours of the building and the graveyard.

Talks, exhibits, open houses, and tours will be offered at 14 historic sites in the Towns of Andes, Middletown, Roxbury, and Shandaken, from May 3 to 5. Check the website for a complete schedule of events.