Annual Meeting and “Painting With Sunlight”

Simple registration required:

This event will be accessible via Zoom and requires simple registration so that we can send you the access link, thank you! If you have any questions please feel free to email Bill Jeffway at .

Voting Member Portion from 6:00 to 6:10

All are welcome to attend but only members will vote

Welcome by Lou Lewis, President

Financial report from Treasurer 2020 and 2021.

Voting by Membership of new DCHS Trustees.

A motion will be made to elect eight individuals to serve a three year term on the DCHS Board, expiring April 2024: Serving their second term: Toni Mauro, Jim Nelson, Betsy Strauss. Serving their first term: Jim Brands, Peter Bunten, Peter Forman, Karen Lambdin, Rick Soedler.

Voting by Membership of new Officers.

A motion will be made to elect the following officers: Rob Doyle, President. Jim Nelson, Vice President. Jack Cina, Treasurer. Christine Crawford Oppenheimer, Secretary.

Voting by Membership of DCHS local Vice Presidents for Cities, Towns and Villages.

A motion will be made to elect the following local Vice Presidents: Amenia: Julian Strauss. Beacon: Diane Lapis. Beekman: vacant. Clinton: Craig Marshall, Chair. Dover: Caroline Reichenberg. Dover: Valerie LaRobardier. East Fishkill: Rick Soedler. Fishkill Town: Vacant. Hyde Park: Shannon Butler. LaGrange: Vacant. Milan: Vicky LoBrutto. Millbrook: Jim Inglis. Washington: Alison Brooks. Millterton: Ed Downey. North East: Jane Rossman. Pawling: Vacant. Pine Plains: Dyan Wapnick. Pleasant Valley: Marilyn Bradford. Poughkeepsie: Michael Dolan. Red Hook: Elisabeth Tatum. Red Hook Village: Sally Dwyer-McNulty. Rhinebeck: David Miller. Rhinebeck Village: Michael Frazier. Stanford: Kathy Spiers. Union Vale: Fran Walling. Wappinger: Beth Devine.

Report from new President

"Painting with Sunlight:" Imagery of Poughkeepsie & Its People by S.L. Walker, Daguerrist

Please avoid recording any portion. Kirk is sharing an enormous amount of fascinating images and work, allowing us a peak into many new discoveries. As a result, this requires us to not record the event, and we ask the same of the audience, please. Thank you.

Soon after the invention of the daguerreotype, Samuel Lyon Walker was one of  America’s first practitioners of this new art. His love and devotion to his craft ran deep and he was continually experimenting, even to the detriment of his health. Known for his great artistic taste, his images were considered some of the finest ever made. Though mostly unknown today, he was devoted to recording and promoting nineteenth century Poughkeepsie and its people.

Kirk Moldoff is a medical illustrator and animator with a passion for industrial archaeology, local history and cast iron stoves. His research into the work and life of Poughkeepsie’s S.L. Walker stems from an interest in the 19th Century Hudson Valley as a nexus for art, innovation and invention.

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The 1872 Cast Iron Building is Home to CR Properties

Through the longstanding support and generosity of CR Properties, this event is open to any and all at no cost. As stewards of the meticulously restored Cast Iron Building, Tom Cervone, through CR Properties, goes beyond words and actively creates and maintains historic dimensions in our day to day environment.

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