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June 2018

Bill Horne Presentation - The Improbable Community

  • 22 June 2018
  • 5132 Route 23A, Haines Falls, NY 12436
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Join MTHS on Friday, June 22nd for a presentation by Bill Horne on The Improbable Community at 7:00 p.m. in the Ulster & Delaware Train Station.   In 1939, a group of idealists inspired by the spirit of New Deal reform put their vision of American democracy into practice by creating Camp Woodland, a racially and ethnically inclusive summer camp for city kids located in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The camp’s innovative programs profoundly influenced campers for 24 summers from 1939 through 1962. Bill was a camper at Camp Woodland from 1950 through 1960. The impact of his experience at Camp Woodland was one of his primary motivations for writing The Improbable Community. Bill will be joined by folk singer Pat Lamanna with songs from Camp Woodland.


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