Award Event to Honor Marilyn Hatch, Saturday, October 1, 2011, 2-4 PM

Award Event to Honor Marilyn Hatch, Saturday, October 1, 2011, 2-4 PM
A very special cocktail reception will be held at beautiful, historic Astor Courts at 189 River Road in Rhinebeck, to honor Marilyn Hatch for her achievements in historic preservation. The event is being sponsored by the Museum of Rhinebeck History. Funds raised will be used to pay for painting the exterior of the Quitman House, and for additional needed preservation-related improvements to that important historic site.
Marilyn’s achievements in preservation are many, and go back to the 1960s when she and her husband restored a historic home on the south end of Rhinebeck. In 1970, she joined the Rhinebeck Historical Society, eventually serving as its President. She was a founding member of the Museum, and she remains one of its most important advisors. She has hung exhibits on Rhinebeck history and worked with the Museum in various fundraising capacities over the years.
From the late Dorothy Greenough of Rhinebeck, Marilyn assumed the role of Chair of the House and Exhibits Committee of the Chancellor Livingston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at 77 Livingston Street. She organized the effort to list 388 structures in the Village of Rhinebeck on the New York and National Registers of Historic Places and did the same for 44 sites in the Town of Rhinebeck. She led the very successful effort to preserve two of the oldest remaining structures in Rhinebeck, namely Quitman House (Stone Church Parsonage) and the Palatine Farmstead. She also laid the groundwork that led to the adoption by both the Town and Village of Rhinebeck of ordinances to protect historic structures.
“Marilyn Hatch has exemplified the highest values and integrity in historic preservation in all the projects she has taken part in, be it as a chair, member, or interested community member”, said Steven Mann of Rhinebeck, former president of the Museum of Rhinebeck History and of the Dutchess County Historical Society. “Her knowledge and willingness to share it and her skills with the public make her a very unique and valued member of the Rhinebeck community. Much of our history would have been lost in the past decades without her. She is a treasure.”
Tickets are available at $50 each, checks payable to the Museum of Rhinebeck History, to be mailed no later than September 26th to MRH, PO Box 816, Rhinebeck 12572. $35 of every ticket is tax-deductible. Sponsors are still being accepted as well with a $100 minimum donation to be listed in the event program and may be mailed to the same address.
Those with questions may call 876-6892 or email smann320@yahoo.com  as soon as possible.

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