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Music, Lunch and History at the County Museum

Dr. Frederick Cook

Hurleyville, NY – The Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville is also home to the Frederick Cook Society, a non-profit organization that dates back to 1940. The Society's mission is to defend Hortonville native Dr. Cook's claim to the discovery of the North Pole.

On Friday afternoon, December 9, the Cook Society will present a talk about Dr. Cook's famous Belgica Expedition, along with a musical performance by Little Sparrow and special guest Van Manakas. Van is a world-class guitarist who has performed on 5 continents and in all 50 states.

What does Antarctic exploration and Americana music have in common? Well, it turns out that the men who went to Antarctica with Dr. Cook had banjos, accordions and mandolins on board the ship.

The concert and talk will be held from noon to 2 p.m., but doors open at 11 for lunch and a chance to peruse the ongoing exhibition of Dr. Cook’s polar photography in the auditorium. There is a suggested donation of $10, which includes pizza and a beverage.

The Sullivan County Museum is located at 265 Main Street, Hurleyville. For information, please call 845-434-8044.