Rhinebeck Historical Society
Calendar of Events
UPCOMING PROGRAMS (SAVE THESE DATES)
Friday, November 30, 7:00 pm at the Starr Library – Benjamin Hevenor – Record and Reflection of His Civil War Experience with RHS Board Member Duane Ragucci
Many books have been written about the Civil War. But, thanks to the generous contribution of Brenda Furlong to
the Rhinebeck Historical Society, and Jeffrey Antevil’s work scanning the collection, we are able to share the
personal account of Rhinebeck resident Benjamin J Hevenor’s journey through the Civil War. He served in the 150th
New York Regiment under the leadership of Colonel John H. Ketcham. From his detailed, daily diary entries
beginning October 21, 1862 and ending June 7, 1865 Hevenor provides remarkable insight into his development as
a young soldier as well as an account of military duty and life during the Civil War.
Friday, December 14, 7:00 pm at the Starr Library – Tony Musso – Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley Volume 3
In this, the third volume of the Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley series, the author identifies another 55 lesser
known but historically rich sites, which played an important role in the establishment of the region. Tony’s talk will
highlight many of these sites.
Friday, January 25, 7:00 pm at the Starr Library - Pieter Estersohn – Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family
A leading photographer of architecture and interiors, Pieter Estersohn is the author of Kentucky: Historic Houses
and Horse Farms of Bluegrass Country, and his work appears frequently in major shelter magazines, including
Architectural Digest. His book about the Livingston estates features three dozen country homes, many overlooking
the Hudson River, and offering some of the finest examples of American architecture and landscape design. All pair
exquisite interiors with expansive lush lawns and riverfront views. Constructed on land owned by the influential
Livingston family, who settled in the area in the late 17th century, many have been restored to their former splendor
by the original owners’ descendants as well as recent leaders of New York City industry and the arts.
Board meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of every month at 4:00pm. Board meetings are open to the membership. They are held in the History Room of the Starr Library. It is best to contact a Board Member to confirm the location and time. NO BOARD MEETING IN AUGUST.