Rhinebeck Historical Society

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Rhinebeck history dating back to the 1700s is the focus at the Rhinebeck Historical Society. To learn more about Rhinebeck history, visit the lower level of the Starr Library, 68 West Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY12572. Historic Rhinebeck photos, post cards of Rhinebeck, documents and maps featuring old Rhinebeck history can be viewed at the Rhinebeck Historical Society. A schedule of monthly educa

tional programs on the history of Rhinebeck, free and open to the public, and a quarterly newsletter of information related to Rhinebeck New York history are accessible at our website. Information on cemeteries, ancestry, family histories and genealogy, historic homes and architecture is also available at our central location in the village of Rhinebeck in northern Dutchess County, NY in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Founded in 1967, RHS maintains and manages an extensive archives collected over many years and dating back to the 1700s. The archives are protected in a climate controlled facility at the Starr Library in Rhinebeck and are available to anyone on request or during scheduled hours of operation (see note below). A catalog of the archived materials is available at rhinebeckhistory.org. Access to the archival material may be arranged through RHS's archivist, Michael Frazier by emailing him at [email protected]. Box 291 Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Research questions pertaining to local history can also be addressed to him at either the email or P.O. box address.

Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:00 PM, On ZOOM, Joan Frederick – The Girl from RhinebeckServing in the military during a war is ne...
09/20/2023

Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:00 PM, On ZOOM, Joan Frederick – The Girl from Rhinebeck

Serving in the military during a war is never pleasant, but those who serve consider themselves fortunate if they have someone in whom they can confide the details of their daily lives. This program is about one such girl and the eight World War II soldiers who were her correspondents between 1941 and 1946. The girl was a 1942 graduate of Rhinebeck High School, Jeanne Bigelow. Jeanne’s daughter—our speaker Joan Frederick-- recently found 565 of these letters in the back of a chest of drawers when cleaning her mother’s house to prepare for caretakers. Among the eight men we find four fighting the war in Europe, one a POW, one a Seabee in the Pacific, one flying the China Hump, one at the Kaiser Shipyard in Vancouver, one who sadly becomes a victim of the war in Europe. In their own voice, they gloss over the terrors of war and their stress and reach out in affection to the girl back home.

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Michael Frazier is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Rhinebeck Historical Society--World War II Letters to the Girl from Rhinebeck
Time: Sep 22, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Here is the video of the RHS May program at the Starr Library. It  was given by Joanne Lukacher and Stacy Whittaker desc...
05/30/2023

Here is the video of the RHS May program at the Starr Library. It was given by Joanne Lukacher and Stacy Whittaker describing the Dutchess County Sampler Initiative and the upcoming Sampler ID Days. The video is finished and you can find it at the link below. I want to thank Jeff Christensen for both filming the program and helping with the editing. This will serve as an intro to the June 2-3 live event at the Starr known as Sampler ID Days (see description below).



Presenters tell the history of early American samplers and show many of the Dutchess County samplers of that time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19av1RL3Ow0Sampler ID Days is a Hudson Valley-wide effort to locate, photograph, and doc...
05/30/2023

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Sampler ID Days is a Hudson Valley-wide effort to locate, photograph, and document American samplers and related girlhood embroideries held in the public and private collections of our region. Coordinators for this initiative are working with local museums, historical societies, historic homes, private collectors, and descendants, to identify antique schoolgirl samplers in their collections and document them for inclusion in the Sampler Archive, an online searchable database of American schoolgirl needlework (samplerarchive.org).

Owners of antique samplers are encouraged to bring them to the Starr Library, 68 West Market Street, Rhinebeck, on Sampler Identification & Documentation Day June 2 – 3, 2023. Friday June 2nd, 12:00 – 4:00 pm, by appointment only; Saturday June 3rd, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, appointments & walk-ins. (There will also be Sampler ID Days on Sept. 8 – 9, 2023, at the Wallace Center, FDR Historic Site, Hyde Park).

For more detailed information, contact Stacy Whittaker at [email protected]

Come join RHS at the Starr Library Local History Room for an exciting new program:"Dutchess County Samplers--Schoolgirls...
05/03/2023

Come join RHS at the Starr Library Local History Room for an exciting new program:
"Dutchess County Samplers--Schoolgirls' Work in the Early 19th Century"
Presenters: Joanne Lukacher and Stacy Whittaker.

Saturday, April 22, 4:00pm, AT CHURCH OF THE MESSIAH, Fr. Richard McKeon, Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Messiah,...
04/11/2023

Saturday, April 22, 4:00pm, AT CHURCH OF THE MESSIAH, Fr. Richard McKeon, Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Messiah, Rhinebeck.

Come, see the newly renovated church, and hear Fr. Richard speak about the history and architecture of the building. For those of you who watched the HBO series "The Gilded Age", you can see where Mrs. Astor actually sat on Sunday mornings, and during long sermons, planned her next battle with Mrs. Vanderbilt, for control of New York society. Messiah contains some of the best examples of 20th century, American Stainglass, with windows designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany and John LaFarge. It was also a spiritual home for many of the wealthy families of the Hudson Valley, including the Astors, the Suckleys and the Mortons. It is a congregation housed in a beautiful historic building with a ministry of progressivism and social justice in our community, blending history and action. We have planned the tour during the daytime so that the windows can be viewed to their best advantage.

Photograph: Photograph of Church of the Messiah May 1947 American Legion at Church of the Messiah and Auxiliary, Joe Schlemmer - Gordon Cotting holding American Flag and Jim Stone at ease, holding rifle at left. Many Memorial Day and Labor Day parties on Rhinecliff Road, Rick Raible - Walt Schad middle row, behind flag, Tommy Loeber - Dewitt Gurnell is back row second from the right, Diane Closs - Right behind the woman and next to Dewitt Gurnell is Wesley Closs who was a WWI veteran and worked in the Rhinebeck Post Office. Janet Champlin - Mike Lehr, navy, second row left. Photographer: Frank Asher.

Oak Street: Early Paths to the American DreamFriday night at Rhinebeck Town Hall, we held a joint live program about Rhi...
04/02/2023

Oak Street: Early Paths to the American Dream

Friday night at Rhinebeck Town Hall, we held a joint live program about Rhinebeck's Oak Street sponsored by the Dutchess County and Rhinebeck historical societies.

The story of Oak Street is beginning to emerge in fuller focus, with the combined efforts of the Dutchess County Historical Society, Rhinebeck Historical Society and Mr. Frischknechkt's 7th Grade Civics Class in the spring of 2023. The student video can be seen at 46:20 (min:sec) in the video below....

Toward Liberty & Justice For All:The Big Role of a Small Street in America’s First CenturyRhinebeck, New York Hosted by ...
03/20/2023

Toward Liberty & Justice For All:
The Big Role of a Small Street in America’s First Century
Rhinebeck, New York

Hosted by the Rhinebeck Historical Society and Dutchess County Historical Society

Friday, March 31 at 7:00 pm at Rhinebeck Town Hall Auditorium or a Zoom Option

Produced by Bill Jeffway & Melodye Moore. Presented by Bill Jeffway with contributions from�the Rhinebeck 7th Grade Civics Class of Henry Frischknecht

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For a few years after 1817, the United States enjoyed a period of time they called the Era of Good Feelings, given the lack of national rancor. And yet in not much more than a generation, two percent of the US population was dead from Civil War, the equivalent of 7 million people today.

What happened? It depends on who you ask. And that is the point.

Many millions of voices were not being heard, such as those of enslaved men, women and children, or Indigenous Peoples being forced from their land, or even poor White Protestant working class who called themselves “landless slaves.”

That is what changed. Those voices started to be heard. Including new Irish Catholic voices.

The end of slavery meant the addition of over four million American citizens who were guaranteed equal protection under the law. The sheer scale of millions of Irish Catholic immigrants, who differed from their predecessor Irish immigrants in their poverty and faith led from Rome, not London, could not be ignored. Likewise, the growing chorus of voices from the millions of White Protestant working class could not be ignored.

Each of these three groups is represented on the one-thousand-foot stretch of road that is Oak Street. The actions of those who owned property there, demonstrate how central property ownership was to securing claims of equality, liberty, and justice. By adding an adjacent one-thousand feet of West Market Street, we gain the benchmark of the White Protestant Establishment class; although two distinct types. Ambrose Wager, who built his very vertical Second Empire style home, was born into relative wealth and family prominence in Columbia County. Nathan Darling, who built the elegant and classic Hudson River Style Bracketed home was born into abject poverty, and consciously worked to ascend the ladder of financial success and political and social status.

The high state of preservation of existing homes on both streets vividly brings to life what life was like during this historic period of transition in our country.

Contributions from the Rhinebeck 7th Grade Civics Class of Mr. Frischknecht allow us to hear and see what current residents think about the historic street they call home.

Bill Jeffway is the Executive Director of the Dutchess County Historical Society (DCHS). He serves on the research committee of Celebrating the African Spirit, and publishes independently through HistorySpeaks, which he founded and leads. Melodye Moore is the Chair of Collections at DCHS, a DCHS Board member, and frequent contributor and publisher of DCHS programs.

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Early Paths to the American Dream The Big Role of a Small Streetin Rhinebeck, New York Hosted by the Rhinebeck Historical Societyand Dutchess County Historical Society Friday, March 31 at 7:00 pmat Rhinebeck Town Hall Auditorium or a Zoom Option Produced by Bill Jeffway & Melodye Moore. Presented by...

Last night we had a very special program using our 2011 video of Bud Rogers speaking at the Rhinebeck Reformed Church. T...
02/25/2023

Last night we had a very special program using our 2011 video of Bud Rogers speaking at the Rhinebeck Reformed Church. This video was the first one that was filmed for the RHS. Over the past 12 years all of our programs have been filmed by me or others and we now have 96 up on our website with over 100,000 views.

Last night's scheduled speaker had to cancel so we decided to show one of our old videos. I picked the very first one because Bud Rogers passed last August and it was a great way to honor him and celebrate our 12 years of filming that started that night.

We had about 30 people watching it on Zoom. Brenda Klaproth had a pot luck dinner at the Church an hour before the program and over a dozen more watched it on a screen at the Church. It was a great program and a wonderful discussion on Zoom at the end.

This is a replay of a 2011 video. It was the very first of 96 Rhinebeck Historical Society filmed over the past 12 years on this channel. With Bud's passing ...

The History of the Rhinebeck Reformed Church, as told by Irving "Bud" RogersHis talk - filmed in 2011 - covers the origi...
02/12/2023

The History of the Rhinebeck Reformed Church, as told by Irving "Bud" Rogers

His talk - filmed in 2011 - covers the origin of the church in 1731 and the important role the Beekman and Livingston families played in its earliest years and their impact on the church and our community to this day. Bud also shares some of his own fascinating encounters from a lifetime of involvement in every aspect of the church. For more information about this program, see the President's Message in the previously posted Spring 2023 Newsletter.

Topic: History of Rhinebeck Reformed Church as told by Bud Rogers
Time: Feb 24, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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RHS Newsletter Spring 2023 Feature Article: Eve D'Ambra's "The Travel Diary of Deborah Dows: Egypt, 1937". "In the dead ...
02/12/2023

RHS Newsletter Spring 2023 Feature Article: Eve D'Ambra's "The Travel Diary of Deborah Dows: Egypt, 1937".

"In the dead of winter under cold grey skies we often think of escaping to foreign lands, tropical destinations drenched with sun and heat. In January of 1937, two of Rhinebeck's notable residents, Alice Olin Dows and her daughter, Deborah Dows, arrived in Cairo, one stage of a year-long journey..."

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Another wonderful presentation by Shannon Butler: "Historic Murders in the Hudson Valley".
01/29/2023

Another wonderful presentation by Shannon Butler: "Historic Murders in the Hudson Valley".

Shannon Butler, the Historian for the Poughkeepsie Public Library District will share her research of some of Dutchess County’s most gruesome murders from th...

12/29/2022

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Friday, Jan. 27 - 7:00 pm, ON ZOOM, Shannon Butler - Historic Murders in Dutchess County

Shannon Butler, the Historian for the Poughkeepsie Library District will share her research of some of Dutchess County's most gruesome murders from the 18th through the early 20th centuries. Using court records, early newspaper articles, and pamphlets, we will examine several killers including one of the first female serial killers, the horrible murder of a Poughkeepsie businessman in his own home, and several more bloody acts. If you love true crime and history, then this program is for you.

RHS 12/22 Event "Dutchess County in 1870" is available on YouTube. For this not to be missed special event, post card ex...
12/27/2022

RHS 12/22 Event "Dutchess County in 1870" is available on YouTube. For this not to be missed special event, post card expert David Turner shared historic stereoviews of Dutchess County.

See Dutchess County as it was 150 years ago from the collection of photographs of local historian David Turner. The years after the Civil War saw a dramatic...

Here is the recording of Bonnie Wood presenting Dorothy Knapp "Queen of the Cachet Makers" live at Rhinebeck Village Hal...
11/27/2022

Here is the recording of Bonnie Wood presenting Dorothy Knapp "Queen of the Cachet Makers" live at Rhinebeck Village Hall in November 2022. 'Hope you enjoy it!

Bonnie Wood tells the story of Dorothy Knapp "Queen of the cachet makers"

In Honor of Veteran's Day November 11, 2022~ Here are just a few of Dorothy Knapp's cachets. Join me LIVE at Rhinebeck V...
11/11/2022

In Honor of Veteran's Day November 11, 2022~ Here are just a few of Dorothy Knapp's cachets. Join me LIVE at Rhinebeck Village Hall at 7:00 on Friday 11/18 as I share over 50 cachets on loan from the Museum of Rhinebeck History and hear the story of the remarkable woman behind the art. Subjects of the cachets include WWII, transportation, statehood centennials and branches of the military. The cachets will be on display at Village Hall for the event.

Friday Nov. 18 – 7:00 pm, Live at Rhinebeck Village Hall, Bonnie Wood presents, “Artist Dorothy Knapp Stamped her Mark o...
11/04/2022

Friday Nov. 18 – 7:00 pm, Live at Rhinebeck Village Hall, Bonnie Wood presents, “Artist Dorothy Knapp Stamped her Mark on History”. All ages are invited to view the Dorothy Knapp Collection in person. Envelopes will be provided to those who wish to sketch a cachet for someone special.

Today, 1st day of issue covers created by Dorothy Knapp, the “Queen of the Cachet Makers”, are sought after by collectors
worldwide. Rhinebeck wife, mother, teacher and cachet artist impacted the Rhinebeck community and captured moments in history from her home in Rhinebeck Village.

Come to view over 50 cachets on loan from the Museum of Rhinebeck History and hear the story of the remarkable woman behind the art. Topics include WWII, transportation, statehood centennials and branches of the military.

Check out David Miller's presentation "Frank Asher's Snapshot Moments" on YouTube!
10/31/2022

Check out David Miller's presentation "Frank Asher's Snapshot Moments" on YouTube!

Photographs of the Village of Rhinebeck taken in the 1940's and 1950's by Frank Asher

Oct. 28 – 7:00 pm, ON ZOOM, David Miller, “Frank Asher's Snapshot Moments.” Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8265059...
10/16/2022

Oct. 28 – 7:00 pm, ON ZOOM, David Miller, “Frank Asher's Snapshot Moments.”

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Frank Asher took up photography in the mid-1900’s. He snapped more than 2,000 Rhinebeck photos in the decade running from
1943 to 1953. His images of people, businesses, parades, fairs, and many others offer snippets of life in Rhinebeck during that
time. Last year, his grandson, Jonathan Asher, donated the negatives of these photographs to the RHS. It took 6 months to
convert and restore the negatives to pictures. David Miller’s presentation of 150 of these images will introduce our audience to
the Asher Collection, all of which should be viewable on our website by the beginning of next year.

Photo: Frank Asher: Kids with bicycles at a scrap metal drive for the war 9/1/42. See https://www.rhinebeckhistory.org/RHS_Data_Pages_Images/DLR.054.jpg

Tony Musso Presents "Mothball Fleet on the Hudson"Live at Rhinebeck Village HallFriday, September 30, 2022, at 7:00 pmFr...
09/27/2022

Tony Musso Presents "Mothball Fleet on the Hudson"
Live at Rhinebeck Village Hall
Friday, September 30, 2022, at 7:00 pm

From 1946 through 1971, up to 189 World War ll ships were anchored in the Hudson River, just south of the Bear Mountain Bridge at Jones Point. Officially named the Naval Defense Reserve Fleet, the anchorage was best known by locals as the Mothball Fleet. Hear about why it was established, the history of some of
the ships that subsequently served in Korea and Vietnam as well as being part of a massive refugee initiative after the war. Local author Anthony Musso returns to the Rhinebeck Historical Society to speak about his new book "Mothball Fleet on the Hudson”.

RHS Community!Create a CaptionWhat do you See? What's the Story? Photo  #1 6/5/22Part of what we do when researching in ...
06/05/2022

RHS Community!
Create a Caption
What do you See? What's the Story? Photo #1 6/5/22

Part of what we do when researching in the RHS Archives is view photos- identified and frequently unidentified. We enlarge the image and gather details captured by the photographer. We'd love to hear your caption for this glass plate negative dated 1890s to 1920s. Check out our website as we develop the RHS Community Page! https://www.rhinebeckhistoricalsociety.org/community

Rev. Frederick H. QuitmanQuitman HouseSaturday, May 28, 2022 at 10:00 am, a long-overdue recognition of one of the regio...
05/23/2022

Rev. Frederick H. Quitman
Quitman House
Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 10:00 am,

a long-overdue recognition of one of the region’s most prominent religious figures will take place at Quitman House, at 7015 Route 9, just north of the intersection with 9G. Courtesy of the Pomeroy Foundation, a sign will be unveiled recognizing the minister, Rev. Frederick H. Quitman, D.D., who came to Rhinebeck in 1798 to serve congregations here and in neighboring communities. It was no less a figure than George Washington who had encouraged him to move to New York; a further indication of his prominence is his election by fellow ministers to head the New York Ministerium. Town Supervisor Elizabeth Spinzia has graciously agreed to do the unveiling, and we're hoping many of our members turn out for this important event as well.
Photograph: Quitman House, 1798.

Hi Everyone,This coming Friday we are having our last Spring program. I hope that you can join us. The Zoom link is belo...
05/15/2022

Hi Everyone,
This coming Friday we are having our last Spring program. I hope that you can join us. The Zoom link is below.

May 20 – 7:00pm ON ZOOM
The Local Evolution of Memorial Day from the Civil War to World War I.
Bill Jeffway, the Executive Director of the Dutchess County Historical Society

Bill will introduce us to some of the local persons who died in service to our country, who have been, and remain, the focus of these solemn rituals. We will get a close-up look at some of the permanent monuments and memorials visible from our car as we drive by every day, but that may not fully appreciate.

Evolving from Decoration Day with roots in the Civil War, the day was initially largely the responsibility of veterans’ groups. Over time, additional wars like the Spanish American War, and especially The Great War that came to be known as World War I, saw patriotic organizations like the Daughters of the American Revolution, and civilian and religious leadership expand the scale and meaning of the day. The addition of entertainment to the solemn dimensions of the day happened earlier than you may think.

Bill has a degree in American History and English Literature from Wesleyan University, serves on the research committee of Celebrating the African Spirit, and maintains a consultancy called HistorySpeaks, dedicated to the telling of lesser told stories of local history.

Michael Frazier is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: The Evolution of Memorial Day
Time: May 20, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Astor Drive A view of the meandering walking path starting near where the Astor Gates will be installed. The walking pat...
05/11/2022

Astor Drive

A view of the meandering walking path starting near where the Astor Gates will be installed. The walking path ends, yet walkers and bicyclists can still enjoy scenic Astor Drive ending at River Road. Across River Road, you see the structure pictured. The final image must cause many to stop and wonder.

'Hope you join us to view the gates in person!

Astor Gates Rhinebeck, NY
On Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 10:00 am, we will be celebrating—at their original site—the restoration of the Astor Gates. Once mounted on the two stone pillars in front of today’s Baptist Church, where Astor Drive meets Upper Montgomery Street, the gates will return where they stood from the late 19th century until the mid 20th century, serving as the entrance to Astor Drive. The Astors referred to the road as their F.&R. Road since it connected Ferncliff to Rhinebeck. Village Mayor Gary Bassett has arranged for the intersection to be closed to traffic during the ceremony, and the Baptist Church is allowing us to use their parking lot. We're hoping many of our members will turn out to join us for this celebration.
Read Matt Verrilli's articles "A History of Astor Drive: The F.&R. Road (Part 1) and (Part 2) in our Winter 2021 and Spring 2022 Newsletter Archive https://www.rhinebeckhistoricalsociety.org/newsletters

Astor Gates Rhinebeck, NYOn Saturday, May 14, 2022,  at 10:00 am, we will be celebrating—at their original site—the rest...
05/07/2022

Astor Gates Rhinebeck, NY

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 10:00 am, we will be celebrating—at their original site—the restoration of the Astor Gates. Once mounted on the two stone pillars in front of today’s Baptist Church, where Astor Drive meets Upper Montgomery Street, the gates will return where they stood from the late 19th century until the mid 20th century, serving as the entrance to Astor Drive. The Astors referred to the road as their F.&R. Road since it connected Ferncliff to Rhinebeck. Village Mayor Gary Bassett has arranged for the intersection to be closed to traffic during the ceremony, and the Baptist Church is allowing us to use their parking lot. We're hoping many of our members will turn out to join us for this celebration.

Read Matt Verrilli's articles "A History of Astor Drive: The F.&R. Road (Part 1) and (Part 2) in our Winter 2021 and Spring 2022 Newsletter Archive https://www.rhinebeckhistoricalsociety.org/newsletters

Tony Musso's presentation of "Historic Mansions of the Hudson Valley"  was a rousing success at Village Hall Friday nigh...
05/01/2022

Tony Musso's presentation of "Historic Mansions of the Hudson Valley" was a rousing success at Village Hall Friday night.

Check out the recording on YouTube!

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Tony takes us on a tour of little known mansions of the Hudson Valley

04/21/2022

Coming soon! Join RHS at Village Hall.

Historic Mansions of the Hudson Valley
Presented by Tony Musso
Live at Rhinebeck Village Hall
Friday, April ​29, 2022, at 7:00 pm
​Throughout the Hudson Valley, old money from within the region as well as a number of part-time wealthy residents whose primary residence was in New York City with country estates locally, left us with a number of ornate, over-the-top mansions that serve various purposes today. Take a virtual tour of the region as author Anthony Musso explains the history and prior owners of each mansion in this interesting and informative presentation.

04/12/2022

Historic Mansions of the Hudson Valley
Presented by Tony Musso
Live at Rhinebeck Village Hall
Friday, April ​29, 2022, at 7:00 pm

​Throughout the Hudson Valley, old money from within the region as well as a number of part-time wealthy residents whose primary residence was in New York City with country estates locally, left us with a number of ornate, over-the-top mansions that serve various purposes today. Take a virtual tour of the region as author Anthony Musso explains the history and prior owners of each mansion in this interesting and informative presentation.

Last Friday night Bonnie Wood and I had a program called "A Historic Trip up the Hudson". Using 34 donated prints from t...
03/28/2022

Last Friday night Bonnie Wood and I had a program called "A Historic Trip up the Hudson". Using 34 donated prints from the 1800's we take you on an old steamer up the river to Albany describing the history along the way. The video is now up on YouTube at:

https://youtu.be/SyCpE2crXMk

Bonnie and David take you on a trip up the Hudson in the mid-1800's using 34 donated prints to illustrate the talk.

Topic: A Historic Trip up the HudsonPresenters: Bonnie Wood & David MillerTime: Mar 25, 2022 at 7:00pm ON ZOOM (Link Bel...
03/06/2022

Topic: A Historic Trip up the Hudson
Presenters: Bonnie Wood & David Miller
Time: Mar 25, 2022 at 7:00pm ON ZOOM (Link Below)

Sue Hartshorn’s 2021 donation of 3 dozen prints to the Rhinebeck Historical Society inspired David Miller and Bonnie Wood to create this presentation of a Historic Trip up the Hudson.

All aboard! Join us as we embark on a steamship to time travel back to the mid-1800s. We will follow an 1880 Dayline map and explore stops from New York Bay to Albany and a little beyond. By sharing the stories the prints tell, 19th century history comes alive.

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Last week Dutchess County Historian Will Tatum presented a program "Wurtemburg: The History of a Palatine Hamlet in Rhin...
03/05/2022

Last week Dutchess County Historian Will Tatum presented a program "Wurtemburg: The History of a Palatine Hamlet in Rhinebeck". You can watch the video at: https://youtu.be/QBuP9u8yv2Q

Wurtemburg: The History of a Palatine Hamlet in Rhinebeck

TODAY AT 7 PMWill Tatum Presents~ Wurtemburg: The History of a Palatine Hamlet in RhinebeckJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://us02...
02/25/2022

TODAY AT 7 PM
Will Tatum Presents~ Wurtemburg: The History of a Palatine Hamlet in Rhinebeck

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02/02/2022

RHS February 2022 Event

Will Tatum Presents~ Wurtemburg: The History of a Palatine Hamlet in Rhinebeck

Among the collections of the Rhinebeck Historical Society is a beautifully executed property plat map from 1802. Entitled "A Map of Wittenburg Tract Situate in the Town of Rhinebeck Part of the Estate of the Honorable Chief Justice Morgan Lewis," this document provides the Rosetta stone for understanding the settlement and development of the modern hamlet of Wurtemburg. In this presentation, Will Tatum will provide a brief background of the Palatine immigrants who established the hamlet, decode the 1802 map, and offer an outline of Wurtemburg's subsequent development. As one of the Town of Rhinebeck's key cultural resources, everyone should be familiar with this historical treasure that runs parallel to Route 9G in the southeastern part of the town.
Will Tatum received his Ph.D. in History from Brown University in 2016 and has served as the Dutchess County Historian since 2012.

Save the Date: February 25 at 7:00pm
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