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Reading & Signing of New Book, “The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America”

Date & Time: Saturday, November 7, 2015, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Location: Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street, Village of Hunter (CLICK HERE for directions)
Reservations are strongly recommended: please call 518 263 2050.


Author Stephen Silverman Brings the History of the Catskills to Life at the Catskill Mountain Foundation

The history of the Catskills is pivotal in the history of our country and state, vividly described in Stephen Silverman’s engrossing new book, The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America. The Catskill Mountain Foundation is an important piece of Catskills history, fostering a community of thriving dancers, visual artists and musicians for nearly 20 years. To share the region’s vibrant past, the Catskill Mountain Foundation is welcoming Stephen Silverman to the Doctorow Center for the Arts in Hunter for a reading and signing of this new book on November 7. To fully experience the Catskills region, Stephen Silverman will also be curating a special itinerary for that weekend based on experiences and locations referenced in his book.

Officially available for purchase on October 27, Silverman’s book brings to life the beauty, vastness and turning points of the Catskills history, sharing stimulating stories of the region’s influential entrepreneurs, artists, gangsters, politicians, musicians and outcasts. Vital to the development of America, the Catskills region was the birthplace of New York’s own Declaration of Independence, a central location for America’s industrial revolution, a rising resort town with hundreds of hotels and an artistic muse for the 19th century Hudson River School of Art and 20th century entertainers like Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Joan Rivers.

Join the renowned author at the Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Doctorow Center for the Arts on Saturday, November 7 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM for an exciting event. Silverman will be on hand to present a slide show of his book while telling stories of the Catskills and engaging in a lively question-and-answer session. Immediately following the show is a book signing and reception. The event is free and open to the public, but it is recommended to call 518 263 2050 for a reservation.

See what Publishers Weekly had to say about the book: “Lively ... Stuffed with interesting sidebars and biographical sketches, the authors’ loose-limbed text meanders along many an intriguing byway of quaint and forgotten lore. Readers will enjoy this absorbing browse through a multifaceted regional history that’s deeper than its surface glitz might suggest.”



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