Events & Exhibits
New & Noteworthy
Why we believe local history is so powerful:
“The things that we can see and touch awaken the imagination. Local history touches off these things that have happened on the spot; and the facts of local history become parts of a person’s own life to an extent which is rare with scenes and incidents one has taken solely out of books and secondhand accounts.” The historian and philosopher, Louis Mumford, speaking to the DCHS membership at the Amenia estate of Joel and Amy Spingarn in September of 1926.
Our New Location & Mailing Address: 6282 Route 9, Rhinebeck NY 12572
We are not yet fully open to the public as we are still in transition, but are beginning to operate on a limited basis. Please email us with any questions! ~ Bill Jeffway, Executive Director
At the Top of Our Homepage
#1: Ready to Read & View
Black History, Civil War,
History in Public Places.
Video Library / Event Space:
Caroline Clowes, Veterans Stories of Service, Poughkeepsie, Black, Indigenous Peoples, General History.
#2: DIY Research Toolbox
All Tools Index:
DCHS Collections, Research Libraries, Photograph & Image Collection,
DCHS Yearbooks and Maps.
Google Digital Bookshelf, Newspapers
County Government, Gravestone Transcriptions
DCHS Yearbook Search
Why Your Membership Matters
We rely on a front-line of several hundred paid, annual members who make up the largest and most active part of DCHS. Click to learn how your membership makes a difference.
Larger Donations & Legacy Gifts
As part of a larger strategic plan, DCHS is well under way with doubling the income it regularly receives from endowment funds. Those who are able to support DCHS in this way help ensure the long-term health of DCHS.