The history of the Catskills is pivotal in the history of our country that is described in great detail in Stephen Silverman’s, The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America.
Silverman’s book brings to life the beauty, vastness and turning points of the Catskills history, sharing stimulating stories of the region’s influential entrepreneurs, artists, gangsters, politicians, musicians and outcasts.
Vital to the development of America, the Catskills region was the birthplace of New York’s own Declaration of Independence, a central location for America’s industrial revolution, a rising resort town with hundreds of hotels and an artistic muse for the 19th century Hudson River School of Art and 20th century entertainers like Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Joan Rivers.
Stephen Silverman's events in our region:
Wednesday, November 4 - 7:00 p.m. - Oblong Books & Music
Saturday, November 7 - 1:00 p.m. - The Catskill Mountain Foundation
Saturday, November 21 - 3:00 p.m. - The Book House at Stuyvesant Plaza
Sunday, November 22 - 2:00 p.m. - Albany Institute of History & Art