Pulp and Circumstance: The Story of John Newton HowittCollage_JohnNewtonHowitt

Learn about an artist who made a living with his art. Many people in Port Jervis collect his art.

Sunday Sept 17, 2017 at 12pm

Deerpark Neversink Valley Grange #1530 (in the Grange building, not the museum)

25 Grange Rd, Huguenot NY

no admission fee, refreshments offered

presentation approx. 40 minutes followed by question-and-answer period

PJCA invites you to come enjoy Lori Strelecki share the amazing story of renowned local artist John Newton Howitt (1885-1958). If you are unfamiliar with Howitt  this link has a wonderful biography of this very talented fine artist whose work ran the gamut of landscapes; fine art advertisements and magazine covers; and thriller pulp magazine covers.

Lori Strelecki has been the Museum Director of the Pike County Historical Society and Museum for 17 years.  In her time there she has explored the history of many of the people, places and things which make up our area’s rich history.  While she does not consider herself a historian or expert on any given topic, she is happy to share her findings and musings regarding many subjects with credit to the vast archives, libraries, holdings and collections of The Columns Museum.



Many other activities will take place that day, at the open house celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Grange Movement, in Deerpark’s Neversink Valley Grange #1530, which is being renovated by the town and The Friends of the Grange. Building circa 1934.

  • Mt Hope Historical Society will display farms tools etc plus have activities for kids
  • Deerpark Museum – 1863 School house – will host Peter Koenig and his artwork
  • R J Storms and Band (blue grass) at 2pm
  • Activities for children