Rhinebeck Historical Society wants to invite you to our next program this Friday,March 22, 7:30pm at the Starr Library Local History Room. John Lobotsky, who has been a farmer all of his life and is the owner of Wonderland Florist, will be talking about the history of farming in Rhinebeck. The spring issue of About Town has a wonderful article about the Lobotsky family and we are very excited to have John speaking this week.
Rhinebeck Historical Society has entered the 21st century! We now have our programs as video on demand on our website. If you look at the center of our homepage, www.rhinebeckhistoricalsociety.org, there is a new link to video on demand. Three programs are currently up and running as a test and we hope to have all of our filmed programs from the past two years available within a month or so. RHS board member John Lavin (our webmaster) and David Miller have been working with Danielle Maloney, the new PANDA station manager, to get the programs uploaded to YouTube. She has helped us to achieve this long-term goal of making our programs available to the public. Our programs are now running on live PANDA TV23, available for borrowing from the Starr Library video collection and are now available to anyone anywhere as video on demand from our website.
Historical Society Programs
Sunday April 7, at 2:00pm there will be a program held at the Village Hall, 76 E. Market St., recognizing the properties whose owners have restored the facades of their homes. During the program, there will be a power point presentation of each house with pictures from 1978 and 2012. When the Village Historic District was updated in 2012, it was found that 15% out of the 380 structures in the Village of Rhinebeck had been restored and it was felt that these individual efforts should be recognized. These efforts demonstrate and confirm our pride in the architectural beauty of Rhinebeck. The Quitman Resource Center for Preservation, Inc. and the Consortium of Rhinebeck History Committee are the sponsors of this program. Refreshments will be served.
Friday, April 26, 7:00 pm at the Wurtemburg Church
Pastor Mark Isaacs will lecture on the history of the church. This program is the next in our series of the history of the churches of Rhinebeck. Refreshments will be served.We are starting the event at 7:00pm to give everyone time to drive there. (The Church is located at 371 Wurtemburg Road just off of Route 9G)
The May 18 Laura Delano Event has been sold out. From the EHBS
Sunday, April 28: 3:00 pm “The Red Hook Public Library: Eight Sides to A Story.” Historic preservationists Olivia and Chris Brazee uncover the history of the octagon house fad popularized by local phrenologist Orson Squire Fowler. Presentation to be held at the Elmendorph Inn, 7562 North Broadway (Rte. 9), Red Hook. Library tour to follow. Free and open to the public. firstname.lastname@example.org, 845-758-1920.