CALENDAR

  • Fri
    07
    Jan
    2022
    7:30 pmZoom Presentation

    Presented by Dr. Gray Brechin.

    Dr. Gray Brechin is an historical geographer, the author of Imperial San Francisco, a frequent radio and television guest, and a popular public speaker. He is currently a visiting scholar in the U.C. Berkeley Department of Geography and founder and project scholar of the Living New Deal.

    Violet Ave Elementary SchoolDutchess County was transformed by President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal work relief agencies designed to lift the U.S. out of the Great Depression. From fine schools to roads and sewers, parks, post offices, and works of art still used and enjoyed eighty years on, it’s all around you but largely unseen. Dr. Gray Brechin will talk about the Living New Deal’s ongoing work to reveal a lost civilization whose creator lived at Hyde Park.

    On January 7 at 7:30pm click here to join the Zoom presentation.

     

  • Fri
    04
    Feb
    2022
    7:30 pmZoom Presentation

    Film and discussion led by Gregory Edmonds.

    In honor of Black History Month — Red-Tailed Angels: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen, produced by the Pare Lorentz Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, will precede a discussion led by Gregory Edmonds, President of the Ohio Memorial Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. The film was produced in 2006 and contains interviews with Tuskegee Airmen who are no longer with us.

    On February 4 at 7:30pm please click here to join the Zoom presentation!

     

  • Fri
    04
    Mar
    2022
    7:30 pmZOOM ONLY!

     

    Presented by historian, speaker and writer Shannon Butler .

    On March 4 at 7:30pm please click here to join the Zoom presentation!

    Explore the Delano family and their rise to fame and fortune as the result of their involvement in the opium trade in China. Butler will offer her insights about the illegal business venture, including the Delano’s experiences during the Opium Wars and what they did with their wealth when they returned to the U.S. Eventually the fortune trickled down to Sara Delano Roosevelt and her son, 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

     

  • Fri
    01
    Apr
    2022
    6:30 pmCreek Meeting House

    Our membership gets together for a potluck supper and to elect trustees and officers. Have a nomination for our Board? Please email info@clintonhistoricalsociety.org. Please join us for this event! Bring your favorite dish to share. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

  • Fri
    08
    Apr
    2022
    Sat
    09
    Apr
    2022
    9am - 4pmCreek Meeting House

  • Fri
    06
    May
    2022
    7:30 pmZOOM ONLY!

    Presented by Fred Schaeffer.

    This will be a Zoom only presentation. The live event for this program has been cancelled.

    When he served as chairman of the Walkway Over the Hudson, Fred Schaeffer led the organization’s efforts to convert the abandoned railroad bridge into the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Fred's presentation will include a history of the Poughkeepsie–Highland Railroad Bridge and it’s conversion to the Walkway.

    On May 6 at 7:30pm click here to join the Zoom meeting or join us in person at the Creek Meeting House.

     

  • Sun
    22
    May
    2022
    2:00 pmPrimrose Hill Farm 203 Fiddlers Bridge Rd Staatsburg

    A celebration of the installation of a new historic road marker on Fiddlers Bridge Road is set for May 22 at 2 PM. The Clinton Historical Society obtained a grant from the W.G. Pomeroy Foundation to purchase a permanent metal sign commemorating the local legend of the Fiddlers Bridge Ghost. The legend notes the 1808 murder of a local fiddler on his way home after playing at a dance. His body was found under a bridge (long gone) on what is now Fiddlers Bridge Road. The celebration will include a visit from the fiddler who will recite the legend, local musician Vito Petroccitto performing his original song "The Legend of Fiddler's Bridge Road", refreshments, hay rides and the sign unveiling.

    This event will be held at the Primrose Hill Farm, 203 Fiddlers Bridge Road.

  • Fri
    03
    Jun
    2022
    7:30 pmIn Person & Zoom

    Presented by Crystal Middleton and Bob Schoch.

    A joint presentation by Crystal Middleton, program coordinator at the Clinton Community Library, and Bob Schoch, owner of Primrose Hill Farm, on local history in Clinton. Crystal will show a children’s educational program that she developed and Bob will talk about plans to permanently preserve the farm, its collection of farm equipment, and historical records of the Cookingham family.

    On June 3 at 7:30pm click here to join the Zoom meeting or join us in person at the Creek Meeting House.

     

     

  • Sat
    02
    Jul
    2022
    Sun
    31
    Jul
    2022
    1:00 - 4:00 pmCreek Meeting House

    Haywagon
    The Clinton Historical Society summer exhibit features a look at early farming and farm family life in Clinton and Dutchess County before electricity and tractors arrived.  The strict nature-driven schedule of the farmer, the supportive tasks of his wife and business partner, the education of the children, and the social life of the family are described in text and vintage images.

    ** Highlights **

    * Over 120 vintage images with captions

    * 40 early farm-related artifacts

    * horse-drawn antique farm implements

    The exhibit is open every Saturday and Sunday in July, from 1-4pm.



  • Fri
    09
    Sep
    2022
    7:30 pmIn Person & via Zoom

    Presented by Chip Holman.

    Olin Dows (1904 - 1981) was raised at Glenburn in Rhinebeck and studied painting at Harvard and the Art Students League. A lifetime painter of Dutchess County scenery, he was a leader of Roosevelt's Depression era art programs in public buildings and post offices. Chip will speak on Dows' local work on the early 1930s and the period up to World War II.


  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2022
    11:00 amCreek Meeting House

    Due to circumstances beyond our control this event has been canceled

    Driving Tour 11AM – 4 PM

    Garden Party Reception 4-5:30 PM

    The Clinton Historical Society is holding its second annual driving tour of registered local landmarks on Saturday, September 24, 11 AM to 4 PM. Trained docents will explain the historical and architectural significance by providing exterior tours at ten historic properties. With the aid of a map provided by the Society, the tour is self-guided concludes with a garden party reception at an historic private home. The Town of Clinton is remarkable for its rich tapestry of historic properties and well-preserved rural landscape.  A recent historical resource survey identified 231 historically significant properties in the town.  Join us on September 24 and learn about ten of them as you ramble through the lanes and back roads the Town of Clinton, a little-known Dutchess County gem.

    $30 members of the Clinton Historical Society/$50 nonmembers.

  • Fri
    07
    Oct
    2022
    Sat
    08
    Oct
    2022
    9am - 4pmCreek Meeting House

    Join us for our annual Fall Tag Sale. 

    Please remember us for your unwanted items of value to help support CHS. Donation's are accepted beginning September 26. Please, no stuffed furniture, clothing or electronics.