Camp Awosting was founded in 1900 by Dr. Walter Truslow, member of the Kings County Medical Society of Brooklyn, New York, and Blake Hillyer, president of the executive committee of the Physical Education Society of New York. The camp for boys was originally established in what is now Minnewaska State Park.Through the photographs and memorabilia compiled by William Faber Davis Jr., we are given a glimpse into the early 20th century life of male adolescents' coming of age in the mountains of Ulster County, New York.
This collection of photos and memorabilia was generously donated by William Faber Davis Jr., former camper at Camp Awosting. The exhibit was created by Francis DiChiara, Lucia O'Corozine and Susan Stessin-Cohn. The four scrapbooks used for this exhibit are housed at the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection at the Elting Memorial Library, New Paltz, NY.