Friday, April 21, at 7:30 at the Starr Library, If Maps Could Talk…

Bill Jeffway, Executive Director of the Dutchess County Historical Society, 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 St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, better known as the Stone Church, and take us on a tour of their cemetery and the one room school house on the property, at 6987 Route 9 North. Parking is ample along the gravel road between the church and the school house. We advise caution in turning from Route 9 across traffic into the church.

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 54 Mill Rd. Details to follow shortly.