Historian looking for community help

| 29 Sep 2011 | 07:56

    PORT JERVIS - In 2007 the City of Port Jervis will celebrate the centennial of its creation with a series of events currently being planned by the City Historian Richard Roberts. The Minisink Valley Historical Society, as its contribution to the celebration, will be publishing a new book entitled “Port Jervis: Then and Now.” Matt Osterberg will author the book along with Ed and Betsy Krakowiak. Matt’s previous “Images of America” books on Port Jervis, Dingmans Ferry, Matamoras to Shohola, and The Delaware and Hudson Canal and Gravity Railroad were all a great success.The book will be printed by Arcadia Publishing in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and will be available for Christmas 2006. To create the best book possible the Society is soliciting pictures from the public of Port Jervis from 1900-1915. If you have one or more photographs from that time period please call Betsy and Ed Krakowiak at 845-856-4894 or send an email to webmaster@minisink.org and they will be glad to make arrangements to review them. We are particularly interested in outdoor and street scenes, family reunions, work photographs and parades. Selected photographs will be digitally scanned and returned to the owner. Because of the various publication deadlines the photographs will need to be in the Society’s possession by Feb. 15, 2006. For further information regarding the Society’s programs please call 845-856-2375. The Society also has a informative web page on the Internet and the address is www.minisink.org.