Category Archive: Rhinebeck History

Public Input Encouraged for Amtrak Fence Installation Proposal

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Dear Friends, Recently, Amtrak proposed installing fencing along its Right of Way (ROW) in the Towns of Rhinebeck, Red Hook, and Village of Tivoli along the Hudson River. The fence and gates are… Continue reading

10th Annual Sinterklaas! An Old Dutch Tradition in the Hudson Valley Announces Details of 2017 Star Party and Artisan Craft Fair

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  Rhinebeck, New York…..Sinterklaas! An Old Dutch Tradition in the Hudson Valley, now in its 10th year, today announced dates for its upcoming Star Party and Artisan Craft Fair. The Star Party is… Continue reading

Museum of Rhinebeck History Exciting Benefit Event

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  Rhinebeck, NY; The Museum of Rhinebeck History and Chancellor Livingston Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution are proud to announce their Annual Autumn Auction Fundraiser will take place… Continue reading

Museum of Rhinebeck History Event

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The Museum’s collection contains many fascinating objects that often serve as the only remaining remnant of a business or time.  These objects range from pocket watches to notebooks to matchbooks.  They offer a… Continue reading

The Museum of Rhinebeck History is having an open house and tag sale

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The Museum of Rhinebeck History is having an open house and tag sale this coming Saturday.  Would it be possible to post about it on the forum?  Please let me know.  Thanks. Elizabeth Clarke… Continue reading

Annual Tour of Historic Barns and Working Farms

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  Save the Date! Saturday, September 16 Starbarrack Barn Annual Tour of Historic Barns  and Working Farms Explore the past! Enjoy the present! Celebrate our glorious Hudson Valley farmland and open spaces. Local history buffs, families, architecture aficionados,… Continue reading

Tour the Cemetery

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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… Continue reading

WILDERSTEIN HISTORIC SITE 4th Outdoor Sculpture Biennial

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  Announcing Wilderstein’s 2017 Outdoor Sculpture Show ! Zebra Cactus by Naomi Teppich WILDERSTEIN HISTORIC SITE 4th Outdoor Sculpture Biennial Come see 18 amazing sculptures gracing Wilderstein’s landscape by a diverse group of Hudson Valley artists. Curated by FRANC… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Historical Society Program Saturday at Stone Church

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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… Continue reading

THE RHINEBECK HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Upcoming Programs

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      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,… Continue reading

THE RHINEBECK HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Upcoming Programs

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    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… Continue reading

THE RHINEBECK HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Upcoming Programs

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    Friday, October 28, at 7:30pm at the Starr Library, The History of Slate Quarry   Local historian Jack Conklin will tell us about the history of Slate Quarry. The lecture is… Continue reading

The Annual Harvest Auction

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The Annual Harvest Auction to benefit the Museum of Rhinebeck History and Chancellor Livingston Chapter of the DAR will be held 12:30-3:00pm Saturday, October 22 at the Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 East Market… Continue reading

Museum of Rhinebeck History Opening Day!

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  This year the Museum exhibit focuses on farming practices and farms in Rhinebeck. We even have a short video of a working farm from the 1930’s! Opening Day is Saturday, June 18th,… Continue reading

Pare Lorentz Center at the FDR Presidential Library

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  On May 1, 1939, President Roosevelt dedicated a new Post Office in Rhinebeck, New York, just up the road from the President’s home in Hyde Park. Secretary Henry Morgenthau and Post Master… Continue reading

Racing through History!

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  Red Hook, NY, April 7, 2016 – From the 1940s through the early 1960s, Rhinebeck rocked to the roar of “souped up” engines, squealing tires and cheering crowds as locally owned and… Continue reading

Timesunion Reports: Scrap plans for Energy Highway

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PSC is scheduled to decide whether or not to move forward on ill conceived Energy Highway through the Hudson Valley on December 17th, 2015 Please Call Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390 to tell him… Continue reading

Rhinebeck – Remembering our Veterans 2015 – Take A Moment To Thank A Veteran

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Veterans Day Parade Live Stream NYC 2015 http://happyveteransday.org/veterans-day-2015-parade-live-stream-hd-video/

A New View

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    One World Observatory™ is located at One World Trade Center in the Northwest corner of the World Trade Center site and is bordered by West Street to the West, Vesey Street… Continue reading

Rhinebeck – Memorial Day Parade May 25th, 2015

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Memorial Day Parade May 25, 2015 9:15 AM – 12:00 PM  Ceremonies will begin at 9:15 A.M. in  Rhinecliff. The American Legion Firing Squad, salute the honored dead followed by a brief flag… Continue reading

The Rhinebeck Community Forum

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Follow the Rhinebeck Community Forum on Facebook – More links to the things you love!  Rhinebeck Community Forum on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Rhinebeck-Community-Forum/143666475662861   Rhinebeck Community Forum on Twitter: http://twitter.com/RhinebeckCForum     Check out the… Continue reading

  TASTES, SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF AFRICA

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“Tastes, Sights and Sounds of Africa” will be held on Saturday June 6, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the Parish Hall of the Church of the Messiah Parish Hall, Route 9,… Continue reading

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District to present the Third Annual HUDSON VALLEY HISTORY READING FESTIVAL

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Featuring Authors of Recently Published Books on Hudson Valley History and a screening of the documentary film SWEET VIOLETS April 18, 2015 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR… Continue reading

Upcoming programs at the Rhinebeck Historical Society

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Friday, March 20, at 7:30 PM, in the Mary Frazer Local History Room of the Starr Library   Neil Murray an educator, re-enactor, and military historian, will show us how “A Revolutionary War Soldier… Continue reading

A Christmas Haunting at the Rhinecliff

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THE RHINEBECK HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Upcoming Program

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Friday, December 12, 6-8 PM, RHS Holiday Party at the Rhinecliff Come enjoy drinks, appetizers and dessert while you watch a show called “A Christmas Haunting at the Rhinecliff,”  performed by the actors… Continue reading

“Rhinebeck’s Historic Beekman Arms.” Brian Plumb will be speaking on his recently released book

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Friday, November 21st, at 7:30 PM, in the Local History Room of the Starr Library Brian Plumb will be speaking on his recently released book “Rhinebeck’s Historic Beekman Arms.” Published by The History… Continue reading

Electricity Comes to Rhinebeck By David Miller

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  Earlier this year, when a storm knocked the power out for a day, my wife and I were having dinner by candlelight trying to eat up the food in the refrigerator before… Continue reading

The Church of the Messiah – Monthly Food Pantry Update (November 2014)

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We’ve had a busy Fall at the pantry. We provided groceries for approximately 180 local families during the month of October. We averaged five new families every week so our needs seem to… Continue reading

Chancellor Livingston Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution invite you to an open house

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Chancellor Livingston Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution invite you to an open house on November 16 from 1:00-4:00pm to celebrate the completion of the renovation and preservation of the 1750 General Richard… Continue reading