Fri08Jan20217:30 pmZoom Presentation
Presented by Ryan J. Orton, Secretary of Dutchess County Pomona Grange #32
What is the Grange? Most people think it's a farmerʼs organization. Not so! The Grange has been a political and social force for rural America since its organization in Washington, in 1867. At one time Dutchess County had 26 Grange units, with the Town of Clinton having the most with three in the hamlets of Clinton Corners, Pleasant Plains, and Schultzville. This program will outline the Grange historically and today, as well as its influence nationally and locally.
Fri05Feb20217:30 pmZoom Presentation
On February 5 at 7:30pm please click here to join the Zoom presentation!
Presented by Peter Bunten, chairman of the Mid-Hudson Antislavery History Project. A native of Poughkeepsie, he lectures on the local history of slavery, the antislavery movement, and the Underground Railroad.
In the middle decades of the 18th Century, Quaker communities – such as the Creek Meeting – were spreading across eastern Dutchess County and to points beyond. The area would go on to boast the largest settlement of Quakers outside Philadelphia. Almost from the beginning, these Quakers – along with their neighbors – found themselves at the forefront of the slavery-antislavery debate. We’ll explore some of the cultural and political aspects of this development, which link our local history to national events.
Fri05Mar20217:30 pmZoom Presentation
Presented by Mott historian Professor Carol Faulkner.
On March 5 at 7:30pm please click here to join the Zoom presentation!
Lucretia Mott was viewed in her time as a dominant figure in the struggle for equality. She was the “moving spirit” of the first women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls and envisioned women’s rights as an extension of the universal principles of liberty and equality
Fri02Apr20217:30 pmZoom Presentation
After the business meeting Craig Marshall, town historian and CHS Vice President will present "History of the Town of Clinton".
The Town of Clinton was incorporated in 1788 as one of the eight original towns in Dutchess County. Clinton was settled as part of the 1697 Great Nine Partners Patent, with the earliest road in the county passing through it in 1713. Many vintage photographs will be exhibited relating to early schools, churches, a dance hall, railroads, mills, and more. Examples of its notable early architecture will also be shown.
On April 2 at 7:30pm please click here to join the Zoom presentation!
Fri07May20217:30 pmZoom Presentation
Presented by Jim Ormond, independent filmmaker
In 1929 Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees traveled to Sing Sing to play an exhibition game against the inmate team. Ruth blasted a fastball with such a force that it cleared the prison’s 40-foot wall. This new documentary looks at the game through the lens of social history, examining the events in major league baseball and the American prison system that led up to the Sing Sing game.
On May 7 at 7:30pm please click here to join the Zoom presentation!
Fri04Jun20217:30 pmZoom Presentation
Presented by David Turner
David Turner will speak on the many forgotten hamlets in the northern part of Dutchess County. Hear about the fascinating history of these locations. Included will be dozens of turn-of-the-century images of little-known hamlets from northern Dutchess County. In many cases he has before and after pictures of the buildings he will speak about—what their function once was and what it is today.
On June 4 at 7:30pm please click here to join the Zoom presentation!