"Supporting Rhinebeck History"

Founded in 1967 through the efforts of Dewitt Gurnell, the society seeks to preserve the history and character of the village and town of Rhinebeck. 


The Rhinebeck Historical Society archives is a treasure trove of exciting history.  It consists of records dating back to the 1700's but also books, pictures, maps, charts and hardware.  Our catalog of the archived materials is maintained and updated constantly and is available through this website.  Check out our links box also.  

Rhinebeck Historical Society 
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Volunteers play a big role in our organization.
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We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.