New & Noteworthy

About Us

Dutchess County Historical Society

Thank you for your patience while we make updates to a new platform.
You will find some gaps here and there during this period.

New Location in Rhinebeck

Physical space opening in December

6282 Route 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
We are excited to announce our first move in fifty years which allows for much easier public access, expansion of our growing archives and library. Stay tuned for specific opening dates, there is a good deal of unpacking to do!

Website Guide

At the top of this webpage, and below:
two main categories based on your needs.

DIY: Your Research Toolbox

Finding Aids For:
DCHS Collections, Research Libraries, Photograph & Image Collection, DCHS Yearbooks and Maps.

Beyond DCHS:
Google Digital Bookshelf, Newspapers
County Government, Gravestone Transcriptions.

Ready to Read & View

Women’s History, Black History, Civil War, History in Public Places.

Virtual Event Space Video Playlists:
Caroline Clowes, Veterans Stories of Service, Poughkeepsie, Black, Indigenous Peoples, General History.

Caroline Clowes.

Events and Exhibits

Learn More

Connect & Support