History is Just Our Beginning Heritage Tourism is Big Business in Ulster County

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November 07, 2019
Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack will take Ulster Chamber members back to the early 1600s at this month’s monthly breakfast meeting as she details Ulster County’s rich history. 

According to Postupack, “The County Clerk’s Archives hold some of the oldest and most unique records in the country, and it is our privilege to care for them.”

The breakfast, scheduled for 7:30-9:00 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, is intended to “give an overview of the county’s archives and tell the story of our past while helping us understand the present,” Postupack said.

The breakfast sponsor is Naccarato Insurance. 

Heritage-tourism has become extremely popular locally and the County Clerk will discuss how people have traveled from throughout the nation and the world to do family research here in Ulster County.
As an added treat, some very rare historical artifacts will be on public display at the chamber meeting including the original 1658 Stockade Bond, the 1665 Nicolls Treaty that ended the second Esopus-Indian war and an original beaded Wampum belt, which she will be transporting to the Kingston Best Western Plus in special boxes and display cases.

These items are all permanently housed in the Ulster County Hall of Records. 

Because Ulster County’s history dates back to 1614, preservation of valuable documents is of vital importance, Postupack said.

Postupack, who began working in the county clerk’s office in 1979 and has been the county clerk since 2006, said she hopes Chamber members will leave with a greater appreciation of area history and Ulster County’s role in shaping the nation.

Chamber breakfast programs are a great way to network with other local business leaders and stay on top of current events. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, call the Chamber at (845) 338-5100 or go online at www.ulsterchamber.org.

Ward Todd, President/CEO
(845) 338-5100