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Regular Calendar of Events
Fort Decker, Port Jervis, NY

Latest News:
On Sat., June 30th, the Minisink Valley Historical Society will open its Fort Decker Museum at 127 West Main Street in Port Jervis, NY and Frank Salvati will speak on "Pres. Grant's Uncivil War" at 1pm. His presentation will reveal that when gold was discovered on Sioux lands in 1874, though publicly vowing to make peace, President Grant secretly provoked a devastating war. While promising peace, Grant covertly hatched a plot that provoked one of the bloodiest conflicts on the Great Plains - the Great Sioux War of 1876. This is part of the society's lecture on the lawn series and, weather permitting, will be held outside - otherwise indoors. The museum will be open for tours following the lecture until 4pm. Donations toward the maintenance of the Fort are welcomed. Visit minisink.org or the Facebook page for the Minisink Valley Historical Society (MVHS) for more information.
Fort Decker is listed at https://delawareriver.natgeotourism.com HERE.

Fort Decker Programs
Museum Hours
The Last Saturday Of The Month From May - October
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Also Open By Appointment
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Society Programs - 2017
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May 27
Fort Decker Museum
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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June 30
1:00 p.m.
Frank Salvati will speak on "Pres. Grant's Uncivil War" at 1pm.

His presentation will reveal that when gold was discovered on Sioux lands in 1874, though publicly vowing to make peace, President Grant secretly provoked a devastating war. While promising peace, Grant covertly hatched a plot that provoked one of the bloodiest conflicts on the Great Plains - the Great Sioux War of 1876. This is part of the society's lecture on the lawn series and, weather permitting, will be held outside - otherwise indoors. Donations toward the maintenance of the Fort are welcomed. This is part of the lecture on the lawn series. Please bring a lawn chair for you comfort.
The museum will be open for tours following the lecture until 4pm.
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July 28
Fort Decker Museum
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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August 25
Fort Decker Museum
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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September 29
Fort Decker Museum
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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October 27
Fort Decker Museum
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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Port Jervis Free Public Library
Our Library Archives - Located in the Port Jervis Free Library
138 Pike Street
Port Jervis, New York 12771
845-856-2375
Open every Thursday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Other Times by Appointment
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Revised June 3, 2018