Lecture and Book Signing

at ESRM’s Historic Phoenicia Station

June 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.


Robert and Johanna Titus


11:OO a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Weekends and Holidays

Learn about the distant
geological history of the Catskill Moutains. Robert and Johanna will transport you
400 million years into the past
and you will be visiting the Catskills when they were very much different than the land
of Rip Van Winkle that we know today!


A small reception will be held after the lecture and they will be available to answer your questions, identify your specimens and sign copies of their new book “The Catskills, A Geologic Guide, 4th expanded edition.”


We have had a few successful work parties this month. Our crew primed over half the milled lumber on hand, finished stripping the B&M baggage car of it’s plywood and tongue & groove siding, and started prepping the track for the extension from the barn to the station. Thanks to all those who participated – without all your help we could have never gotten as far as we did. However, our work is far from done! We are asking once again for help in the priming of the rest of the siding that we have in the barn. We also need help in removing nails. For nail removal, please bring claw hammers, crow bars, and maybe diagonal pliers if you have them.



The Catskill Mountains
were a great petrified delta?


The world’s oldest known
fossil forest ecology is found right here in our mountains?

Robert Titus is a professor of geology at Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., and Johanna Titus is a professor of biology at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Robert and Johanna are well known throughout the Catskills and Hudson Valley for their many newspaper and magazine articles and their several books, all about Catskill geological history.

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Idlewheel, June 23

Info about this performance held in the ESRM Phoenicia Station Waiting Room can be found at flyingcatmusic.com