Rhinebeck Historical Society Program Saturday at Stone Church

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. People are asked to drive through the Mill Road gates and park as close to the circle by the Suckley plot as possible. The tour will begin at the Suckley plot which is right by that circle. There is minimal walking, however those wishing may want to bring light weight folding chairs or small folding stools to sit at the different stations. The tour will encompass an hour worth of visits to seven family plots with local residents portraying the deceased.Reception will follow at the Kane Barn at 54 Mill Rd.

And from Historic Red Hook: Sun, May 213:00-4:30 p.m.

Living a Wholesome, Healthy Life in Red Hook
Tools of the Trade Across Two Centuries

Decoding the Past: Treasures from Dutchess County. Historic Red Hook, the Dutchess County Historical Society, and the Dutchess County Historian host another in a series of discussions centered on select items from the County and Historic Red Hook collections. Learn about the detective process experts use to decipher the past. Themes include:
•    Physical well-being: the local doctor does the rounds.
•    The importance of virtuous sentiment: a local schoolgirl literally weaves her commitment to familial purpose as a “gentle yet persistent force.”
•    Cleanliness is next to godliness:an innovative businessman creates something you would never have guessed came from Red Hook.
•    Plucked from the past: we go to the source, the very origin of the most basic of household items.

Elmendorph Inn. Refreshments follow the program. Free and open to the public.

                              Sat, June 1010:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.
2017 House and Barn Preservation Expo
Mark your calendars for Historic Red Hook’s third annual, free “info fair” on how to preserve, restore and reuse your old house, barn or outbuilding. Highlights include hands-on demonstrations, presentations and many useful takeaways. Drop by with your questions and photos for the experts — experienced artisans, designers, planners and preservationists. Elmendorph Inn.
No reservations required. Live music and tasty food, too!