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Germantown NY celebrates 300 years In October

Germantown NY celebrates 300 years In October

In 1710 settlers from the Palatine region of Germany settled in Columbia County NY in an area then called East Camp and then later renamed Germantown.  Fast forward 300 years; Over the next two weekends Germanton NY will be celebrating this milestone.

The first weekend starting Saturday, October 2nd  will feature seminars exploring the history of the Palatines, an artifacts exhibition at the Germantown Library, a play about the Palatines performed by students, featuring two re-published books written about the Palatines as well as oral history presented by descendants of the Palatines. The seminar will include famed historians, geneologists and DNA experts.  The cost of the seminar is $25, or $35 dollar with lunch.

The second weekend starting October 8th will be the Oktoberfest, a fun family weekend, with lots of music, food booths (wine and special Palatine beer), crafts and exhibits.  On Saturday there will be dancing for teenagers and fireworks.

There well be a lot to do as can be seen in this schedule of events of the Germantown 300th year Celebration

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Germantown NY

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Comment balloon 7 commentsJennifer Fivelsdal • September 28 2010 11:35PM



OH!! I so liked that shot of the Hudson River. I have not seen the River for almost 20 years!!! and it is still beautiful...some things do stay that way =)

Posted by J.NARRIN -Asheville Partnering Broker-in-Charge - your contact for Newsy-News, LAND, Homes, and Views, so Let Me Know What's Most Important to YOU ! ( Asheville 1031 Real Estate Investments) about 6 years ago

First, a BEAUTIFUL photo, as always.  Germanfest?  I so miss that.  We only have a handful of German restaurants here scattered throughout the valley - I guess that type of heavy food doesn't go with 100 plus temps.   Skoal.

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) about 6 years ago

With the pictures that you took you don't have to say anything more ! Very infomative, I have not seen the river by the way, hope that one day I'll see it, take care :)

Posted by Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor (Exit Realty Laredo) about 6 years ago

Jennifer, that sounds like an interesting event!  I love history, and were it possible, I would love to attend that earlier event!  Great photos also!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Keller Williams Legacy) about 6 years ago

Jennifer 300 years is a long time to be around and a great historic milestone to celebrate.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut) about 6 years ago

JaneAnne I can never see enough of the Hudson River it is an awesome body of water.

Juli looks like it will be quite a party.

Ray you would not be disappointed.

Tony I too love learning about the people who were early settlers, how they lived and how things have since changed.

George it sure is.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 6 years ago

Jennifer --- a lovely photo... I love the history of the east coast... it is great to live on the east coast!

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 6 years ago

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