The Grange or the Order of Patrons of Husbandry

December 4, 2020 3:32 pm Published by

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.

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