On Sunday, January 14th, the Stephentown Heritage Center will host an open house in honor of Stephentown resident Arthur Koepp's 100th birthday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Mr. Koepp was born at home on his family’s Burnt Hills, New York, farm on January 15, 1918, and moved to his present home, a 100-acre farm on Route 22, when he was nine years old.
Active in farming all his life, he was an enthusiastic 4-H member as a youth and took responsibility for the farm with his sister after his father’s death. He also did farm work for the Mount Lebanon Shakers, and, in his later years, served as a guide at Hancock Shaker Village.
He married his wife Esther when he was 53. He loves his family and his church, and was a deacon and Sunday school teacher most of his adult life.
Never idle, he is well-known for always being ready to learn new things, from memorizing poetry to missionary work to stilt walking to moving a house and barn building.
All are invited to attend this open house and celebrate the centennial of one of Stephentown’s finest and long-lived citizens.