A NYS Nonprofit Corporation
Researching Archaeoastronomy &
Landscape Archaeology in
our Region and Beyond
Summer - Overlook Mountain, Woodstock, New York
Winter on Overlook Mountain, Woodstock, New York
Summer on Overlook Mountain Summit
Artists at Overlook Mountain, Woodstock, New York
Identify and protect Native American ceremonial stone landscapes (CSL)
as resources of cultural significance
"Let the Landscape Speak"
- Doug Harris
Environment - Culture - Community
More than forty years ago, three families joined together to purchase two large lots of land in Lewis Hollow on Overlook Mountain, to prevent the development of an approved 20 home subdivision known as Lewis Hollow Acres. From then until 2012, they kept the land wild and undeveloped; essentially as a game preserve for hunting and outdoor recreation, on the lower and mid-southeastern face of Overlook Mountain. Those families were the Allen’s (attorneys Rita and Sherry), the late Overlook Mountain Press publisher Peter Mayer and well known graphic artist Milton Glaser.
When in 2012 those owners were no longer interested in conserving the land, they put the 82 acres up for sale, allowing the land to be purchased for development and plans for a subdivision again became a potential reality. This would forever scar the land and disturb the historic and prehistoric cultural landscape features found there, which are important resources of cultural significance.
Thanks to Overlook Mountain Center (OMC), the Villchur family foundation and an anonymous Lewis Hollow neighbor, all 82 acres of land was purchased with the intent to preserve the land with conservation easements and deed restrictions, protecting the property in perpetuity.
The New York State nonprofit Overlook Mountain Center, Inc, stewards the land and endeavors toward these goals and to provide educational and experiential programming in archaeoastronomy and landscape archaeology, striving to protect and preserve Native American ceremonial stone landscapes (CSL), which in turn, serve our environment, culture and community.
Officers and Board Members
- Chairperson: Glenn Kreisberg
P.O. Box 1278 Woodstock, NY 12498
(845) 417 8384
- Treasurer: Geoff Baer
5257 Rt. 212 Mt. Tremper, NY 12457
- Secretary: Fred Waring, III
P.O. 344 Shokan, NY12481
- Board Member: Rob Saffer
c/o OMC P.O. Box 1278, Woodstock, NY
- Board Member: Ian Jacobus
P.O. Box 462 High Falls, NY 12440
Advisory Board Members
- Ed Sanders
Meads Mtn. Rd. Woodstock, NY
- Gerry Wapner
Mill Hill Rd. Woodstock, NY
- Shari Therrien (Web Master)
Shari Design Solutions