The Orange County Historian’s Office has been recognized by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) with an Award of Merit for last year’s Historic Tavern Trail series. A cross-promotion between the Orange County historian, tourism and economic development, the Tavern Trail events included a cocktail hour, a dinner featuring local food, and friendly discussions of local history in a historic restaurant or tavern.
The Tavern Trail series was held last April through October at seven locations: North Plank Road Tavern in Newburgh, The Erie Hotel and Trackside Manor in Port Jervis, Warwick’s Iron Forge Inn, Painter’s Restaurant in Cornwall, Chateau Hathorn in Warwick, Schlesinger’s Steak House in New Windsor and Ward’s Bridge Inn in Montgomery.
The AASLH will present 48 national awards this year, honoring people, projects, exhibits, and publications. The winners represent the best in the field and provide leadership for the future of state and local history. Presentation of the awards will be made at a banquet during the 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting on Fri., Sept. 8.