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Located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, the Village of Montgomery is a great place to live, raise a family, shop, and do business.

Brian Fitzpatrick Village Historian:
Appointment April 2019  

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(845) 457-7576

Brian’s retired from the US Postal Service as a Career Executive in 2009. During his tenure he was responsible for business development, and retail operations in the New York Metro Area. Over the years, additional responsibilities included public information officer, government liaison for several congressional districts, and numerous employee involvement programs. Brian is a graduate of Marist College with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Communications.

Brian is a self-proclaimed workaholic. His wife Charlene and his museum partner often says, “he doesn’t know how to relax … his mind never stops.” So, consistent with his nature, within a few weeks after Brian’s postal service retirement in 2009, he began his second career with a part-time position at Winding Hills Golf Club which eventually lead to his appointment as the Club’s General Manager. Since that time, Brian has maintained a continual level of involvement with village events and fostered a network of volunteers and business supporters. In 2018 Brian was named Village Grand Marshal for the 2018 General Montgomery Day.

Some of Brian’s activities in the village included: the 2010 bi-centennial historic golf outing (his very first event), the Bandstand Construction Committee, President of the famous Breakfast Club (a position he jokingly says he can’t give away, because nobody wants it), the summer concert series, March with Us Memorial Day Program, Clinton Street Car Show, Old Fashion Holiday Christmas, founding member of the St. Pat’s Ramble, various Veterans activities, and the annual Copper Bowl Golf Outing. Also, during his retirement, Brian has served as a member of the Village Planning Board, President of the Town of Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, and the Orange County Board of Ethics from 2012 to 2014, a position to which he was appointed by County Executive Diana. For the past few years, Brian has also worked part-time at Stony Ford Golf Club. In 2019 Brian was recruited to serve on the Village Mater Plan Committee and passionately dedicated to the Downtown Revitalization Agenda.       

Brian’s loyalty, passion, and vision for the future of this Village never ceases. His strong connections with others in the community, including Village staff, the Police department, the Department of Public Works and town and county leaders are what makes a difference in the success of his many activities.

Brian who fell in love with the Village of Montgomery and continues to dedicate himself to making it the picture-perfect place to raise our families or enjoy a visit for a day.  



142 Clinton Street
Montgomery, NY 12549
(845)457-7576

Montgomery Village Museum Facebook Page

Hours: Saturday, 1 - 4 pm and weekdays by appointment


Museum Memo from Brian Fitzpatrick, Historian, Village of Montgomery

To Our Village Community, 

Without question, the village bandstand and the summer concert series has truly become a wonderful gathering spot and experience for our community. However, the history of bandstand and summer concerts dates back to the late 1880’s. At that time village residents and visitors from the surrounding area enjoyed their concerts at the bandstand located on the corner at the First Presbyterian Church. Included in this message is a storyboard we created for the museum, that I hope will give you a quick snapshot of that history.

If you have any questions or need to reach me please email: 

historian@villageofmontgomery.org

Sincerely,  

Brian 


2021 Museum Hours

September thru December
Saturday: 4pm to 7pm
 
To contact the museum for any information please call (845) 457-7576 or email: historian@villiageofmontgomery.org
All visitors will be required to wear a facemask and maintain compliance with the most current New York State COVID 19 requirements .
The museum will also open for special village events and selected holidays.