The Story of Historic Kingston:
 Featuring 950 Images and Connections to the Catskills & New York City

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With a background in filmmaking, graphic design, historical research, and writing, the creative team of Stephen Blauweiss and Karen Berelowitz bring you their second book that uniquely combines a stunning visual presentation with concise and informative text about the vibrant 400-year history of the mid-Hudson Valley region. The full-color, hardcover book features 950 photographs, postcards, maps, art, and graphics, many never before published and all professionally restored. It's like a documentary film in print! The book begins with a 120-page introduction to Ulster County followed by a wide-ranging look at the lesser-known and nostalgic aspects of Kingston's history. SEE SAMPLE PAGES HERE!

After four years of research using a variety of public and private archives, books, publications, and personal interviews, the 500-page book covers hundreds of topics, from cement to garments, from anthracite coal to Thomas Cole, from mushrooms to beer, from steamships to railroads, from stone houses to mountain houses, from music to art, from the Catskills to New York City, from mom & pop shops to IBM, from cars to cigars, and much more. Whether you’re a native or a newcomer, we guarantee you’ll learn something new!

$85 + $7.50 shipping + tax

For local buyers (save on shipping!), come to a pick-up time,


or buy at one of our local shops:

Rough Draft

BlueByrd Haberdashery
Petalos Flowers


Hamilton & Adams

Friends of Historic Kingston

Hurley Mountain Country Store - Hurley

Barnes & Noble - Town of Ulster

Golden Notebook - Woodstock

Inquiring Minds - New Paltz

Oblong Books - Rhinebeck

To pay by check, mail to: Blauweiss Films, PO Box 3391, Kingston, NY 12402

To pay over the phone, please call Karen at (845) 443–3358

Thank you!