Sunday, November 10, 3:00 pm, Civil War Veteran’s Day Program at the Elmendorf Inn in Red Hook  Please join us for a joint program sponsored by the RHS and Historic Red Hook (the new name for the Red Hook Historical Society). We will be reading letters from and telling stories of our local veterans who fought in the Civil War. Refreshments will be served.


Friday, December 13, Rhinebeck Historical Society Holiday Party, 6:00 pm at the Rhinecliff Hotel  In the early 1970’s four Rhinebeck women challenged developers who had proposed large scale residential and commercial plans that would have had a dramatic negative impact on the destiny of Rhinebeck. Not before, nor since has Rhinebeck faced such formidable threats. Sally Mazzarella, Dorie McKibben and Kay Verrilli will share their experience.


Friday, January 31, Camp Hygiology, 7:30 pm at the Starr Library, Local History Room Hygiology Country Club was Rhinebeck’s earliest health spa. It was called “The Shangri-La of Vegetarianism”. Located on Ackert Hook Road at the site of Mansakenning, Hygiology promoted vegetarianism and exercise long before this became a popular route to health. Leonard Steinberg, current owner of the property,