Rhinebeck Village Hall, 76 East Market Street, upstairs over the fire house, is a very large room that allows us to socially distance and where we also film the programs- and perhaps even present them simultaneously on Zoom for our distant members. Remember that all of our programs are filmed and posted afterwards on our RHS YouTube Channel.

Coming Soon:

Friday, Jan. 27 - 7:00 pm, ON ZOOM, Shannon Butler - Historic Murders in Dutchess County

Shannon Butler, the Historian for the Poughkeepsie Library District will share her research of some of Dutchess County's most gruesome murders from the 18th through the early 20th centuries. Using court records, early newspaper articles, and pamphlets, we will examine several killers including one of the first female serial killers, the horrible murder of a Poughkeepsie businessman in his own home, and several more bloody acts. If you love true crime and history, then this program is for you.

Check out Recent Presentations:

David Turner: RHS 12/22 Zoom Event "Dutchess County in 1870" is available on YouTube. For this not to be missed special event, post card Expert David Turner shared historic stereoviews of Dutchess County.

Bonnie Wood: RHS 11/22 Live Event at Village Hall "Dorothy Knapp- "Queen of the Cachets" is available on YouTube. Explore the beauty and the history in Knapp's art.

Check out David Miller's October 2022 presentation on YouTube "Frank Asher's Snapshot Moments".

The RHS archives is a treasure trove of exciting history. It consists of records dating back to the 1700s, including books, pictures, maps, letters and diaries. The catalog of the archived materials can be accessed below.

Posing with bicycles, c. 1890.

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Photographer: Frank Asher