New Summer Show Opens at Roe Jan Historical Society

The Hidden History of the Roe Jan Region opens on July 6 and continues through September 2, 2019 at the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society Museum, Copake Falls. This summer, the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society’s annual exhibition will unearth and explore forgotten places, well known faces, and in some cases, the unlawful and salacious – all once part of what is now known as the Roe Jan Region. Among these: the insular and illusive “Bushwacker” basket makers of Taghkanic; the campus of a world-renowned college, erased without a trace; the first feature film of a celebrated filmmaker, partially shot in the Hamlet of Copake; frequent visits to the area by baseball legend Babe Ruth; shunpikes and moonshiners; and why an illegal prizefight at Boston Corner lost Massachusetts an entire town to the State of New York.

Not to mention, you can finally find out the hidden history of the area’s namesake, Roeliff Jansen.

The Roeliff Jansen Historical Society Museum is located at Route 344 and Miles Road, a short distance off NY Route 22 in the hamlet of Copake Falls, NY. Email: Website: