A NYS Nonprofit Corporation
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Overlook Mountain, May its human neighbors in this time of crisis, rally to its defenses
– Alf Evers
Environment - Culture - Community
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We are currently beginning a planning and fundraising phase, working through the Foundation Center’s Arkville Extension at the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, to secure grant funding from a variety of sources, both public and private. These funds would be used to help Overlook Mountain Center permanently protect this land as a historic site listed in the National Register. Eventually we would like to find a permanent home for the Overlook Mountain Center, a single small building where people can learn, through ongoing programming, about the history, culture and wisdom the mountain has to offer.
Please consider joining our cause and volunteering. We seek creative, resourceful, friendly, open minded people to help us fulfill our mission.
Contact OMC: 845-417-8384 | P.O. Box 1278, Woodstock, NY 12498
Press Links associated with OMC
It’s been 5 years since Overlook Mountain Center (OMC) made news in its endeavor to preserve land in Lewis Hollow and provide cultural programming related to Overlook Mountain and its environs.
Follow links below to recent news articles
- Woodstock Times: Saving the Land, Preserving the Cairns
- Woodstock Times: Lewis Hollow land is ‘forever wild’
- Daily Freeman: Overlook Mountain group aims to buy, protect 82 acres in Woodstock
- CNN: Woodstock New York’s Main Streets as a Giant Cosmic Calendar and Compass
- Woodstock Times: The Cairns of Overlook
Resources and links that share a common mission with OMC:
- Catskill Interpretive Center
- Catskill Center for Conservation and Development
- Catskill Mountainkeeper
- Church on the Mount
- Karma Triyana Daharmachakra (KTD) Monastery
- NYS DEC Overlook Mountain Wilderness
- Town of Woodstock History
- Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
- Woodstock School of Art
- New York Council for the Humanities
- Foundation Center
- New England Antiquities Research Association (NEARA)
- Woodstock Trails
The OMC Store - A portion of your purchase is donated to help support Overlook Mountain Center
Purchase items related to the Overlook Mountain Center mission to educate about the environment, diverse culture and the concept of community
OMC Chairperson Glenn Kreisberg has recently published a book about his 10 year quest to understand the lithic constructions found in the backwoods of the northeast, including the Lewis Hollow site on Overlook Mountain. When you purchase a copy of Spirits in Stone from the OMC website, you receive a 10% discount PLUS 10% of the proceeds are donated to Overlook Mountain Center.
My new book, Spirits in Stone, will be out April 10th, from Bear & Co. In it I document over a decade of research into man-made stone constructions in the backwoods of the northeast, with a focus on the Catskill and Shawangunk mountains of New York. I examine the potential origins and purposes for a myriad of different types of old stone structures found on the land, including walls, cairns, perched boulders, effigies and more. I also examine important sites around the world for insights into ancient megalithic culture. In the northeast U.S., as elsewhere, the patterns revealed through the eye of landscape archaeology and archaeoastronomy speak to the sophisticated belief system of an ancient population that understood the complex movements of the night sky and integrated those beliefs into their lives and world view. I believe they accomplished this through the cultural practice of celestial observation, landscape manipulation and monument construction, as well their travels and contacts with peoples from other regions and parts of the world. This is controversial information, as generally for our region, this is not accepted to be true by conventional historians. I hope this book helps change that view.Buy Spirits in Stone
Original 2013 Crowdsourcing Video