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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

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

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

Yearbook Articles

Caroline Clowes.

#2: DIY Research Toolbox

All Tools Index:
DCHS Collections, Research Libraries, Photograph & Image Collection,
DCHS Yearbooks and Maps.

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

DCHS Collections

DCHS Yearbook Search

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