Researching, collecting, preserving and publishing the history of the Haines Family settlers and others in the area of what is now known as northern Greene County, Town of Hunter, Catskill Mountains, New York, commonly referred to as the mountaintop.
The Haines Family Association participates in New York State’s “Adopt A Highway” Program, which involves keeping our assigned two-mile section of the Route 23A highway west of the Village of Hunter free of litter. Signs with our HFA name on it have been erected at either end. We held our first pickups in the summer of 2010, and still continue in 2017. This activity is in keeping with the section of our HFA Mission Statement which states: "To undertake such other worthwhile projects and efforts that will contribute to the general public good."
Maintenance of MTHS Campus Grounds
We thank you for your donations of a Stihl leaf blower, Trail Boss trailer and Toro Titan ZX5000 Zero-Turn riding mower to the Mountain Top Historical Society. This top-notch equipment will make our groundskeeping much more efficient and enjoyable. We pledge to you our best efforts to keep up your tradition of generosity, loyalty and good work in the years ahead.
Bob Van Dyke, Joe McGowan, Art Fries & Dick Haines
MTHS Volunteer Groundskeeping Crew
The Aaron Haines Cemetery and the adjoining 20-acre Mountain Top Historical Society campus are part of a 512-acre parcel in Haines Falls once owned by Aaron Haines. Members of the Haines Family Association have been groundskeepers for both for almost 20 years.