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Narrowsburg, N.Y. (July 21) – The Ten Mile River Scout Museum is pleased to announce it is resuming its local history talks on the grounds of the museum, TMR Headquarters, 1481 County Road 26, Narrowsburg, NY. Talks will be presented by Museum Co-Director Glenn Pontier. He is a long-time Sullivan-Catskills region resident, born in Kingston (the terminus of the Delaware and Hudson Canal), former editor of The River Reporter, former executive director of Sullivan Renaissance, and former public information officer for Sullivan County.


All will take place either in the museum’s open air Dr. Karl E. Bernstein Cayuga/Kotohke Cabin or on the picnic grounds. Both are adjacent to the main building. The following talks are scheduled.


  • Tues., July 27, 7 p.m. How Ten Mile River Got its Name and Other Tales of the Raftsmen: A discussion of the rafting and lumbering industry along the Upper Delaware Valley

  • Tues., Aug. 3, 7 p.m. The D&H Canal, Battle of Minisink, Woodstock Festival and Other Events in Local History: Minisink’s battle was the only Revolutionary War battle in the Upper Delaware region. If you have traveled Route 97 to or from TMR, you passed the Roebling Delaware Aqueduct Bridge in Minisink, the 108-mile Delaware and Hudson Canal that connected Honesdale, PA with Roundout (Kingston), NY. Woodstock is the legendary music festival held August 15–18, 1969, on Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel

  • Tues., Aug. 10, 7 p.m.: How the Original People Taught Their Children to Become Members of Society: A discussion on the several aspects of native American life in the area. Topics include but are not limited to: how they used storytelling to include tribal (or clan) members in their society, their lives and other aspects of their lives

  • Tues., Aug. 17, 7 p.m.: American Bald Eagle and its Comeback in the Upper Delaware River Valley (this is a video presentation): Susie Kaspar, park ranger, NPS discusses the return of the American Bald Eagle in the Upper Delaware River Valley. 

The museum is following all COVID-19 safety protocols, as outlined in the “Summer Camp 2021 FAQ - TMR Scout Camps” guide to keep its staff and visitors safe. Inquiries about the talks and/or museum can be made by dialing, 845-252-2063.

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