Rhinebeck

 Historical

Society


ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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 Nov. 18 – 7:00 pm, Live at Rhinebeck Village Hall, Bonnie Wood presents, “Artist Dorothy Knapp Stamped her Mark on History”. All ages are invited to view the Dorothy Knapp Collection in person. Envelopes will be provided to those who wish to sketch a cachet for someone special.


Today, 1st day of issue covers created by Dorothy Knapp, the “Queen of the Cachet Makers”, are sought after by collectors worldwide. Rhinebeck wife, mother, teacher and cachet artist impacted the Rhinebeck community and captured moments in history from her home in 
Rhinebeck Village.


Come to view over 50 cachets on loan from the Museum of Rhinebeck History and hear the story of the remarkable woman behind the art. Subjects of the cachets include WWII, transportation, statehood centennials and branches of the military.


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.

Please Sign Guestbook

Photographer: Frank Asher