Rooster sculptures to be auctioned for Hurley Heritage Society

Something to crow about: “Stuyvesant” by Mary Elwyn is one of 22 rooster sculptures to be auctioned at Hurley Heritage Society benefit.

As a fundraiser for the Hurley Heritage Society’s Capital Improvements Fund, 22 local artists have created their interpretations of the historic Colonial rooster, now on display in Hurley and surrounding communities. The roosters can be seen at 39 and 53 Main Street in Hurley, at the Museum and the library and the Hurley Corner Store. In West Hurley, four more roosters are roosting in the library, the Blue Mountain Bistro, the West Hurley Service Station and CraftsPeople. The Stone Ridge Liquor Store and Rage in Uptown Kingston are hosting roosters as well.

This errant flock will be regathered on Thursday, September 24 at 7 p.m. at the Hurley Reformed Church Hall, when the Hurley Heritage Society will present a free lecture on the history of the original Hurley rooster.

Then, on Sunday, September 27 at 4 p.m., the same venue will host the main event: the Something to Crow About Rooster Auction, with George Cole serving as auctioneer. Catered appetizers will be served. Tickets cost $20 at the door, $15 in advance at the Hurley Library, Hurley Museum, Hurley Corner Store, West Hurley Library and CraftsPeople. For more info, call (845) 417-4890 or visit



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