Date(s) - 10/19/2019
10:00 am-2:00 pm
MATTHEWIS PERSEN HOUSE MUSEUM
“Peg Leg Bates” a Presentation by Ulster County Historian Geoff Miller
Clayton “Peg Leg” Bates was the first black resort owner in Ulster County in the Catskill Mountains, the famous Borscht Belt of Jewish resorts, hotels, and bungalow colonies. A world renowned dancer and entertainer, he and his wife Alice owned and operated the Peg Leg Bates Country Club in Kerhonkson. Join Geoff Miller for a talk on this unique, historical figure who played an important role in the history of Ulster County.