The Life & Opinions of Taylor Stoermer

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Finding this in the inherited library at Peacefield is like receiving a hug from one’s oldest friend, whom one hasn’t seen in years. A 1st edition, I think we’re all set with observations like “Summer is a Verb.” #preppy (at Peacefield)

Finding this in the inherited library at Peacefield is like receiving a hug from one’s oldest friend, whom one hasn’t seen in years. A 1st edition, I think we’re all set with observations like “Summer is a Verb.” #preppy (at Peacefield)

Roadside reminder of the long, twilight struggle between Native Americans and Europeans, regardless of country of origin.

Roadside reminder of the long, twilight struggle between Native Americans and Europeans, regardless of country of origin.

Welcome to 1777 in the #PersenHouse in #Kingston, NY. That black strip above the tour? A lasting reminder of the British burning of the town after Burgoyne’s surrender at #Saratoga. (at Matthewis Persen House.)

Welcome to 1777 in the #PersenHouse in #Kingston, NY. That black strip above the tour? A lasting reminder of the British burning of the town after Burgoyne’s surrender at #Saratoga. (at Matthewis Persen House.)

Got to love the 1950s interpretative relic at Fort William Henry in #LakeGeorge. Why tell the story of one of the most infamous massacres in American history, told in literature and on the screen, when you can hang on to wax Grenadiers? (at Fort William Henry)

Got to love the 1950s interpretative relic at Fort William Henry in #LakeGeorge. Why tell the story of one of the most infamous massacres in American history, told in literature and on the screen, when you can hang on to wax Grenadiers? (at Fort William Henry)

Today history adventure with the doctor and the director takes us to a toy store. But not everything is what it seems….   (at Historic Huguenot Street)

Today history adventure with the doctor and the director takes us to a toy store. But not everything is what it seems…. (at Historic Huguenot Street)

The quality of @brooksbrothers endures: a Civil War, Union infantry officer’s coat in the @huguenotstreet collections. (at Historic Huguenot Street)

The quality of @brooksbrothers endures: a Civil War, Union infantry officer’s coat in the @huguenotstreet collections. (at Historic Huguenot Street)

The result of having seen #DeadPoetsSociety one too many times, methinks. #thepowerfulplaygoeson #waltwhitman #publichistory #history #glam #museums (at Historic Huguenot Street)

The result of having seen #DeadPoetsSociety one too many times, methinks. #thepowerfulplaygoeson #waltwhitman #publichistory #history #glam #museums (at Historic Huguenot Street)

Here’s looking at you, kid. The gravestone of Louis Bevier in the cemetery of one of the oldest churches in Ulster County, NY.  A Huguenot legatee in the midst of Dutch descendants, Louis died in September 1772, the subject of a British king. (at Marbletown, NY)

Here’s looking at you, kid. The gravestone of Louis Bevier in the cemetery of one of the oldest churches in Ulster County, NY. A Huguenot legatee in the midst of Dutch descendants, Louis died in September 1772, the subject of a British king. (at Marbletown, NY)