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.