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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

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Our Historical Society members are a very talented bunch!
Here are a few recent publications by Members and Trustees! 

Released: 2013

by LTC David C. Lustig, Jr.
USAFR (Ret.)
Trustee and
a life-long Walden
resident, who was an honored
WWII War Hero (honored
by the Czech Republic)

Released: October 2013

by Member, Robi Josephson
& Mohonk Ranger, Bob Larsen
On the vanished Trapps Hamlet
of the Shawangunk Mountains.


Released: June 20, 2011
by Member and Former Trustee,
David C. Lustig, Jr.

On growing up in Walden
in the 1920s-40s.


Released: Thanksgiving Day 2010
by Trustee, Lisa Melville
A 1912 notorious Walden murder
Info from the Publisher

Orange Magazine Interview

by Member,
Joyce B. Concors

Mrs. Concors has written a dictionary of everyday Yiddish.

Released in 2002
by Member, Robi Josephson
Mohonk Mountain House
and Preserve

~ Thank You! ~

Author Dave Lustig generously
donated book sales of
Capers and Cameos
to the
Historical Society of Walden
and the Wallkill Valley.

Author Robi Josephson,
donated proceeds from her book
sales during her October 2013
talk to the
Historical Society.



Walden & World War II
Written by former President
of our Historical Society,
Ella Orndorff, this fabulous
historical book chronicles
our area during World War II
and the boys who served from
Walden, NY

Ms. Ordorff's book is available
through the Historical Society.

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