Upcoming Rhinebeck Historical Society Events

Friday, January 31, Camp Hygiology Country Club, 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, will talk about the history of the property and his future plans for it. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, February 28, ‘Hidden Treasurers of the Hudson Valley, Volume II’, 7:30 pm at the Starr Library, Local History Room Anthony Musso, who is a reporter for the Poughkeepsie Journal, gave a lecture and slide show on the first volume of his book ‘Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley’ in 2012. We learned about many properties that are rarely seen by the public. Tony has produced a second volume of Hidden Treasures and will show us more of these rarely seen sites. Refreshments will be served.