* We ask your patience as our site is being updated. Temporarily there are many inactive links in this column as we work to simplify the site menu. The links in the wider center area to the right should be working.

Welcome Home & Menu
Books by Members
Bulletin Board
Do You Know Me?
History Board-New Blog

History Mysteries
Images from our Past
Membership & Donations
Membership for Businesses
Mission, Officers & Trustees
On Sale Now
Photos of Events
Recent Acquisitions & Historical Donations
Resources - Genealogy
Flyers-Upcoming Events

Tour the House
The Meeting Room
The Dining Room (Schrade Room)
The Front Hall
The Living Room (Embler-Hill)
The Stairs
Large Upstairs Bedroom
Small Upstairs Bedroom

Photos of Recent Events

Local History Day & Resources
2006 Special Vet's Day Program
2008-Walden in the Civil War
2009-Virtual Cemetery Tour
-Local Genealogy
2011-Author: Lisa Melville
-Civil War: Walden,CO. H
Washington Post article: Co H-2014
-Textile Industry in Walden
2014-Knifetown USA: Part I-
The New York Knife Company
2015-Old House Superstitions &
Treasures: Concealment Shoes
2016-Knifetown USA:
Parts II & III-
-Walden Knife Company &
-Schrade Cutlery
2017-Mail Call: Letters from War

Care to submit info/comment?
Please visit our Blog
or visit us on Facebook

Articles and booklets of interest:
Walden New York;
Hub of the Beautiful Wallkill Valley

a 1921 Walden history booklet.

Walden and Surrounding Areas
The History of Orange County, excerpt 

Our website is a work-in-progress. We welcome your additions, photos, and suggestions. It is an all-volunteer project designed & launched in June 2007: www.thewaldenhouse.org  

Please send comments,
additions, and suggestions to our new e-mail address:

NEW-The Walden House Tattler Newsletter is now being issued for free and posted on our Website effective with the 2020 issues.

Joining the Society is easy and open to anyone interested in preserving local history. Membership is inexpensive and also makes a great gift, especially for friends or family no longer in the area. Use the membership link to apply. See a sample of our Newsletter on this page or o the Membership
page link.
The Tattler
Newsletter editor is
Trustee, Gail Yeaple.

We are an all-volunteer organization. We are
NOT publicly funded. All of our abilities to preserve local history come from donations from the community and Volunteer Members
like you! Thank You!!

Site design
Gail Yeaple
AdProse Web Design


Visit us on Facebook

Home of The Historical Society of Walden & the Wallkill Valley

The Jacob T. Walden House
34 North Montgomery Street, Walden, New York

Our Society is a nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of
local history and is chartered by the State of New York.


Welcome to the rich history of the Jacob T. Walden House located in Walden, Town of Montgomery, Orange County, NY (part of Ulster County until 1798).

Come Home to the Walden House!
Our Mission Statement:
The Mission of the Historical Society of Walden and the Wallkill Valley
is to preserve the Jacob T. Walden House, collect items related to
Walden and the Wallkill Valley, and to advance public knowledge
of our history, past and present.

In addition to maintaining the house and property of the over 230+ year old Jacob T. Walden stone house, the Society owns and maintains the Shafer house, located at 12 Wait Street (just around the corner). The Shafer House, an over 100-year old home, the downstairs is occasionally used for meetings as larger ground floor space allows easier meeting space. As an all-volunteer orgnization, with no public funding, we ask for your continued support. Please consider suggesting Membership to friends, donate local historical items, and join the Society or give Memberships as gifts to reap the full benefits of our wonderful local museum. and of being a member.

Marcus H. Millspaugh , Jr.
We express our deepest condolences to the Millspaugh Family of Walden, on the recent passing of one of Walden's greatest gentlemen, long time Trustee and past President of our Society,

Marcus (Mickey) Millspaugh.
Rest in Peace, Mickey--we all miss you.

Upcoming Events

PICNIC on the PORCH & General Meeting, July 20th, 6;30PM
Postponed to August 17, 6:30PM


2022 Calendar Events
2nd Half

PDF of Calendar to print



Dining-to-Donate at Franco's Restaurant and Pizzeria
(the last Tuesday of each month)
~ Next date: July 26th ~

We are happy to report meals at FRANCO's Eat In - or Take Out.
Thank you to Franco's for continuing this program for us. Franco's donates 20% of
your meal cost to the Society. Thank you for participating and to Franco's for this generous fundraiser!
Coupons are available below and at the Josephine-Louise Public Library. Or print off a page of coupons good for any month at the link below.

Print Coupons


See other items for sale in our new Gift Shoppe
scheduled to open later this year.

The Walden House Tattler Newsletter

New Spring Issue
Supplementary info soon.

Recent Past Issues
The Walden House Tattler
Spring 2020  
Choose the links above to view and read online
or download the PDF of each issue to print or save.

New Members are Always Welcome

We are currently searching for two new Board Members. If you have interest, we would be interested in talking with you.
Please Contact Society President, Barbara Imbasciani

We are an all-volunteer organization.
Contact any of our Trustees
or download the Membership Form



Visit us at our Blog




Donate button


Join button


Site updated 7-16-22

Thank you for visiting our website.

*We ask your patience as our site is being updated. Temporarily there are many inactive links in the left hand column menu as we work to simplify the site menu. The links in this wider center area should all be working.