THE RHINEBECK HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Upcoming Programs
Friday, March 31, at 7:30pm at the Starr Library, The History of Old Time Radio
Ron Gabriel will lecture on The Golden Age of Radio. We will learn about the massive impact the coming of radio had on American society starting with the first radio broadcast in 1906 as well as the importance of the formation of the four major radio networks. The various genres of radio programs, how the networks “time-slotted” radio programs to attract a specific audience segment in each time-slot, and how the migration of radio shows to television came about in the early 1950’s. Refreshments will be served.
Friday, April 21, at 7:30 at the Starr Library, If Maps Could Talk…
Bill Jeffway will give a talk and invite discussion, “If maps could talk ~ what sayeth the 1802 Turnpike Map of Rhinebeck?” The map (2-feet x 18-feet) reflects that portion of the Ulster and Delaware Turnpike between Rhinebeck and Salisbury, CT. He will also examine innovative ways online digital versions of old maps are evolving as ways to teach a broader history. Bill is co-chair of the Milan Bicentennial Committee and founder of History Speaks, an effort to make local Hudson Valley history more present and engaging. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, May 20, at 2:00pm at Stone Church, The History of Stone Church and Cemetery
Michael Frazier will lecture on the history of Stone Church and take us on a tour of their cemetery and the one room school house on the property. Details to follow in our May newsletter.
Saturday, June 10, at 2:00pm at the Rhinebeck Cemetery, Meet Some of Rhinebeck’s Famous Former Residents as you Tour the Cemetery, A Joint Program with the Friends of Rhinebeck Cemetery.
Historian Steven Mann will take us on a tour of the cemetery where you will meet residents such as Daisy Suckley, Deborah Dows, Laura Delano and Levi P. Morton, among others, who will tell you stories about their lives. Details to follow. Reception will follow at the Kane Barn at