Dine Out for History returns with more

Borden Condensed Milk Co. plant by the Harlem Railroad line on North Center Street in Millerton in the early 20th century.

Photo courtesy North East Historical Society

Dine Out for History returns with more

MILLERTON — The North East Historical Society’s popular Dine Out for History series returns this month with two additional dining establishments participating this year, bringing the total to five.

On select dates from Sunday, Jan. 21, through Monday, March 11, participating Millerton restaurants will host their own Dine Out for History nights, during which 10% of the proceeds from all patrons on those nights will be donated to the historical society to support its research, digitize its collection and make historic content more available to the public, particularly educators.

“This collaboration is so important to the historical society because it helps people understand the importance of preserving the region’s past,” said Edward Downey, president of the North East Historical Society. “And just as critical, this also benefits local restaurants at a time of the year when business can be slow. Our supporters have been terrific in the past about turning out for these special nights, and we hope they do the same this year.”

Diners can go whenever they want at dinnertime on the designated nights, but they are encouraged to mention Dine Out for History to the hosting restaurant.

The historical society will launch the series at The Millerton Inn, 53 Main St, on Sunday, Jan. 21. An optional brief presentation on the history of farming in the region will be at 5:30 p.m. for those who want to come early. It will be offered with a glass of wine, and guests can enjoy their dinners at the inn after that. Dinner reservations are requested.

The other participating restaurants are the Oakhurst Diner, 19 Main St., on Sunday, Feb. 4; Willa, 52 Main St., on Thursday, Feb. 15 (reservations requested); Round III, 5523 Route 22, on Monday, Feb. 26; and the Golden Wok, Railroad Plaza, 2 Main St., on Monday, March 11 (takeout only). To get a reminder, sign up for the North East Historical Society newsletter by contacting Ed Downey at eddowney12@gmail.com

The North East Historical Society is on the second floor of the NorthEast-Millerton Library, 75 Main St. Its hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays or by appointment. For more information, contact Ed Downey at eddowney12@gmail.com

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