Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
First Columbians Celebrates 100 Years Of Preservation
Jamie Larson reports from Kinderhook. The Columbia County Historical Society’s yearly First Columbians gala is always a stylish and enjoyable happening, but this year took on special significance: it’s the organization’s centennial, and the historical society has in itself become historic. The storm clouds parted just in time for a lovely event held behind the James Vanderpoel House. The celebration was also timed to coincide with the completion of renovations and new exhibits in the building that is the flagship of the historical society’s properties. Earlier this year, we wrote about all the CCHS has in store for the centennial summer and First Columbians was a great way to get things rolling. [Above: CCHS Executive Director Lori Yarotsky and Trustee John Carroll.]
The House of History; Robert Bluman, Heath Jacobs, Ilona Weisman, Kevin Lee Jacobs and David Deutsch.
Jorge Munos, Jason Money of Barlis Wedlick Architects, Christine Berdahl and Katelyn Sinon.
Graham Farrel and Dr. Norman Posner; Kristian Rathbone and Andrea Leung.
Katie Desano, Joe Geller and Jon Varese; Bob Woods, Stephany Lally, Loyita Woods and Tina Lang.
Peter Kindler and Dotty Battle.
Barry Herbold, Saylor and Herminio Ramerez; inside the tent at First Columbians.