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Concert Series Kicks Off January 14 at Museum

Penguin and bagpiper

One of Dr. Frederick Cook’s polar journeys introduced penguins to the sounds humans can make with a set of bagpipes!

Hurleyville, NY – The Frederick Cook Society is pleased to present a concert series featuring live music from the sixties and seventies, special guest guitarists, and some fascinating Sullivan County exploration history.

The event is hosted in partnership with the band Little Sparrow, who will perform at the Sullivan County Cultural Center and Museum after a brief talk on Saturday, January 14. The pre-music presentation will focus on Hortonville native Dr. Frederick Cook, a renowned polar explorer.

Doors open at 2 p.m., and the event starts at 3. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to support the music and the work of the Frederick Cook Society. Hot beverages and refreshments will be served. Snow date is Sunday, January 15.

The second event will take place on Saturday, February 11, celebrating National Black History Month. The talk will highlight the accomplishments of two of the greatest black explorers in America’s history, Matthew Henson and Barbara Hillary. The music will showcase some extraordinary local guitarists.

The Sullivan County Museum is located at 265 Main Street, Hurleyville. For information, please call 845-434-8044, or visit