Roxbury has teamed up with the Delaware and Ulster Railride in Arkville on a number of occasions to present “Railride into Yesteryear”. This event was part of the celebration of the community’s Preserve America status and transported visitors back to enjoy “all the agreeable pursuits of 1898″.
Guests boarded the Delaware and Ulster Railroad in Arkville and 45 minutes later they arrive in Roxbury, which has been transformed into the quintessential 19th-century mountain hamlet, appearing much as it would have looked 100 years ago.
The scene’s authentic offerings included market carts, flower girls, vintage baseball, old-fashioned horse and carriage rides and authentic country fare everywhere.
This event was funded by the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, the Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust and the Preserve America Grant Initiative, a program administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, and Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.