CALENDAR

  • Fri
    08
    Jan
    2021
    7:30 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.

  • Fri
    05
    Feb
    2021
    7:30 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.

     

     

  • Fri
    05
    Mar
    2021
    7:30 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

  • Fri
    09
    Apr
    2021
    7:30 pmZoom Presentation

    Haywagon

    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 9 at 7:30pm please click here to join the Zoom presentation!

     

  • Fri
    07
    May
    2021
    7:30 pmZoom Presentation

    Presented by Jim Ormond, independent filmmaker

    Babe Ruth
    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!

  • Fri
    04
    Jun
    2021
    7:30 pmZoom Presentation

    FairgroundsPresented 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!

  • Thu
    10
    Jun
    2021
    Sun
    13
    Jun
    2021
    1215 Centre Rd

    Come see us at the book sale! We will have railroading and local history books for sale. Pick up a membership brochure and become a member.

  • Fri
    09
    Jul
    2021
    Sat
    10
    Jul
    2021
    9am - 4pmCreek Meeting House

    CHS Tag Sale Image

  • Sat
    07
    Aug
    2021
    Sun
    29
    Aug
    2021
    1:00 - 4:00 pmCreek Meeting House

     

    Image steamboat on Hudson River

    Saturdays & Sundays
    August 7 - 29, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

    Over 200 vintage images document the history of Hudson River steamboats from the first Robert Fulton vessel through the Golden age, to the eventual decline. Read all about it in the Northern Dutchess News!

     

  • Fri
    10
    Sep
    2021
    7:30 pmZoom Presentation

    Presented by Jeri Diehl-Cusack, formerly of the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership

    On September 10 at 7:30pm please click here to join the Zoom presentation!

    Meet three other women who married into the Roosevelt family: Eleanor’s grandmother, Martha Bullock “Mittie” Roosevelt, whom she never knew; Eleanor’s mother, Anna Rebecca Hall Roosevelt, whom she barely knew; and Eleanor’s mother-in-law, Sara Delano Roosevelt, whom she knew perhaps a bit too well.

    photo of three Roosevelt women

  • Fri
    01
    Oct
    2021
    7:30 pmGolden Russet Cafe 835 Fiddlers Bridge Road Schultzville and also on ZOOM

    Presented by Craig Cavallo and Dan Pucci, authors

    This is a HYBRID event. You can attend in person at the Golden Russet Cafe or on Zoom using the link shown below.

    image of book cover, American CiderNew York's Hudson Valley is home to commercial apple growing in the United States. With a moderate climate and a quickly developing urban hub in what became New York City, the region was primed for supplying local markets with fresh eating varieties. Today the Hudson Valley produces nearly half of New York State’s total apple production, and some of the best cider in the country is made right in our backyard. Listen in as Craig and Dan explain how this came to be and where orchards and cider are heading in the future. Masks are required along with 6 foot social distancing seating.

    LIVE EVENT LOCATION: Golden Russet Cafe 835 Fiddlers Bridge Rd Schultzville

    ZOOM LINK: On October 1 at 7:30pm click here to join the Zoom presentation!

    Cider Tasting follows the presentation! 

    If you would like to participate in the cider tasting there is a $15 charge per person. Net proceeds from the tasting benefit the Clinton Historical Society.

     

  • Fri
    08
    Oct
    2021
    Sat
    09
    Oct
    2021
  • Fri
    05
    Nov
    2021
    7:30 pmZoom Presentation

    Presented by Bill Jeffway, Executive Director of Dutchess County Historical Society (DCHS), and Melodye Moore, Chair of DCHS Collections

    Images for Invisible People Talk

    Only Native People themselves can share the perspective, values, and history of their community. But there is a role for the non-native community as well in helping to protect and preserve archaeological sites and ensuring that our history is inclusive of a variety of perspectives. In addition to preservation priorities and methods, we’ll examine iconic examples of the “one story, one truth” model and discuss the tensions that can arise when balancing a wish to unite in a common identity involves the erasure of distinct communities.

    On November 5 at 7:30PM, click here to join the ZOOM presentation!

     

  • Fri
    03
    Dec
    2021
    6:30 pmCreek Meeting House

  • Sat
    04
    Dec
    2021
    10AM - 4PMCreek Meeting House

    Featuring local crafters selling their handmade wares. CHS volunteers will sell member-donated crafts, seasonal tag sale items, homemade soups, and baked goods. For more information please contact Judith at judithgrabowski@verizon.net.