Published November, 2018

The Conservancy has published the stories of four notable High Fallonians to round out its fourth volume of “Stories of High Falls” series. This year’s honorees are: Mary Collins, Jessie Feth, Philip Russak, and Martin and Jeannine Tully.


This series of books recognizes that High Falls is “about the people — people who have made contributions to our hamlet with their businesses, their resources, their talents, and their time. Their verbal histories are treasures – treasures to be kept for future generations. These are the stories of wonderful people. Theirs are truly the ‘Stories of High Falls’”.


This is the second year that the Conservancy has recognized a local High Falls artist for the cover of its Annual Book. Last year we featured a work by Mr. Chris Suebert. This year’s artist is Ms. Marlene Wiedenbaum, PSA-MP. The work that Ms. Wiedenbaum has contributed to the Conservancy’s book is Mohonk Preserve Path III, 24"x18"Courtesy of Frank Bartow.


The Annual Book will be available at local businesses after November 8.


The High Falls Conservancy is now a MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATION, open to all who love High Falls and would like to support the mission of the Conservancy.

Preserve the Past - Protect the Present – Plan for the Future
For the hamlet of High Falls, NY

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Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty

(Picture courtesy of RiK Rydant.)

Splendor in the Grass, the 1961 film directed by Eli Kazan, featuring Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty filmed the “falls scene” in High Falls, NY. During the filming, many High Falls residents had the opportunity to meet and interact with the actors and crew. One can only imagine the special event this was!


The Conservancy is collaborating with Ms. Megan Sperry, SUNY New Paltz, to capture this important part of High Falls history in a documentary film. The film will be released for all Conservancy members and friends to see at a special showing in High Falls at the firehouse, in the spring of 2019.

The Cast by the Falls
(Picture courtesy Rik Rydant)

Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood

(Picture courtesy of RiK Rydant.)

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