Few places have as lustrous a history as Hurley.
—Former Governor Nelson D. Rockefeller
Such historic observances preserve the past for the enjoyment and inspiration of future generations.
—Former Governor Mario Cuomo,|
congratulating Old Hurley on its annual Stone House Day
Hurley has distinguished itself as one of New York's National Historic Landmarks
whose renown carries far beyond the boundaries of its region and the State of New York.
—Former Governor George E. Pataki
This was our first time attending the Stone House Day in Hurley, and a couple of “thank you(s)” are in order!
First, we would like to thank the very kind (and understanding) lady who was stationed at the Hurley Library and allowed us to park in their parking lot. While we don’t live that far away (in southern Ulster county), Google maps sent us on an expedition that literally landed us in that parking lot, and we truly appreciate her kindness for allowing us to park there!
Second, we would like to thank everyone who was involved in putting on this event, and I can see why there was such a large turnout. We would especially like to thank the generous home owners, who not only opened their homes to total strangers, but were so generous with their time, energy, and the historical background on their homes. It was very obvious to us (throughout the day) that all of the volunteers involved shared a passion about what they were doing, and it made the day one that we will always remember!
Thanks again to all who made this event possible!
—Jim and Kim Howlett, Milton, NY
For my wife and I, coming to Hurley for Stone House Day these many years (nearly 20 years has always been enjoyable and one that we always look forward to. Our anniversary is July 12, and on a few occasions, Stone House Day and our anniversary have fallen on the same day. After an enjoyable day at Hurley we stop and have a nice dinner on the way home, little things that mean a lot.
Although we come to Hurley once a year and being invited into someones homes—
it feels like visiting a relative. We are saddended to hear someone has passed away since our last visit. On a visit to the Paul Farm (Ten Eyck Bouwerie House) I started talking to Mr. Paul about the paint he had on his house because I like it. He told me all about it and the name of the corlor which is Cottage Red, now that is the color I use to paint the trim on my house.
We are looking forward to our visit for Stone House Day and taking a chance on the quilt. We are still trying to win a quilt.
—Louis J. Ciminaro, Beacon, New York