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Bus Tour: Roll up for The Magical History Tour: Revolution to Revolution

May 6, 2014

BARRYVILLE, N.Y., May 6 -- Sullivan County issued the following news:

Legislative Chairman Scott B. Samuelson, Kathleen LaBuda, District 2 Legislator and Cora Edwards, District 6 Legislator announced today that the the award-winning Delaware Company, in collaboration with The Museum at Bethel Woods and the Liberty Museum & Arts Center, will present the annual architectural-historical bus tour from 9 AM to 5 PM on June 7, 2014.

Coinciding with Governor Cuomo's designated "Path Through History" Weekends, The Magical History Tour: Revolution to Revolution will be narrated by Sullivan County (NY) Historian John Conway and renowned architect Robert Dadras.

Riders will board an air-conditioned motor coach at The Museum at Bethel Woods, on the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, and travel a route past the Mackenzie Mansions of Glen Spey (Sullivan County'sNewport,) along the NYS Upper Delaware Scenic Byway (Route 97, paralleling the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River) to the former Newburgh-Cochecton Turnpike, all the while hearing stories of The Great Pumpkin Flood, elk drives from the Erie Railroad, Boss Tweed and the local bluestone industry and much, much more covering the ground of the American Revolution of the 1760s to the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s.

Stops will be made at the Sullivan County-owned Minisink Battleground Park, site of the only Revolutionary War battle in the Upper Delaware, the National Park Service-owned Delaware Aqueduct (Roebling Bridge, where interpretive rangers will be on hand to describe the revolutionary technology of this part of the Delaware & Hudson canal,) Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History (a living history museum where lunch will be served by costumed docents) and back to the Museum at Bethel Woods for another tour and the grand finale: LIFE magazine photographer Bill Eppridge's work, "America Meets the Beatles."

The cost is $45 which includes all admissions and lunch. Reservations and advance payment are required by mailing a check, made payable to The Delaware Company, to John Conway, PO Box 185, Barryville, NY 12719. Since several are already accepting "the invitation to make a reservation," the bus is filling up fast. So don't hesitate.

For further information, call 845-557-0851 or email:

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