The Dutchess County Historical Society conserves the past to educate for the future by procuring, promoting, and preserving the history of Dutchess County. We are proud to be known for our publications, educational outreach, and collection of archival materials, photographs, and objects inclusive of the entire county. Our Annual Yearbook, published since 1914, is the oldest continuously published annual in New York State. In addition, 14 books on local history bear the Historical Society's imprint. Exhibits, lectures, history awards, conferences, and a Living with History Series (tour and lecture of homes), round out programming for members of the Historical Society and the community at large. DCHS is a not-for-profit organization. We rely on support from memberships, gifts, grants, and donations.
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Generally staffed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, some exceptions.
Call 845-471-1630. If there is no answer, please leave a message.
PO Box 88
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602
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Generally staffed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, some exceptions. Please call in advance to confirm. Clinton House, 549 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Clinton House, 549 Main Street, Poughkeepsie
Wednesday 10am-3 pm.
Thursday 10am-3 pm.
Board of Directors
Michael Gordon, President
Lou Lewis, Vice President
Eugene Fleishman, Treasurer
Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, Secretary
EX OFFICIO: William P. Tatum III
DCHS was formed at a meeting in the spring of 1914.