CELEBRATING COPAKE: A 24 PANEL TOWN HALL HISTORIC EXHIBIT
A fascinating exhibit tells the town’s story through old photos and text. Created at the initiative of Town Supervisor Jeanne Mettler, it’s the work of local artist Nick Fritsch and Copake Town Historian, Howard Blue, Three panels are about the WWII-related origin of the town's memorial clock, the former arson-destroyed movie theater, and Bash Bish Falls.
Another panel’s story, featured in US history books, is about Dr. Smith Boughton (AKA Chief Big Thunder). For supporting a local tenant farmers' rent strike against the Livingston family he was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment! Another panel tells how several men came to Copake as result of being kidnapped.
Open weekdays (except Friday) 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Saurday 9:00 AM to NOON.
Photo: Robert Livingston, the Elder, (1654-1728), a semi-feudal land baron, who once owned all of Copake and surrounding area.