1824: Lafayette in Dutchess County

Above: Invitation to New York City Celebration, DCHS Collections Today we find his name at every turn Or the name of his home in France, LaGrange Lafayette’s local visit 200 years ago September 16, 2024 will mark the 200th anniversary of Lafayette’s vist to Dutchess County’s Poughkeepsie and Staatsburg — and Columbia County‚Äôs Clermont and […]
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Slavery: Bill of Sale

DCHS Collections Documents of Enslavement A woman named Rachel is “sold” to Christian Tobias on February 4, 1771 Know all men by these presents that I [Mical?/Michael] Obberocker of Beekman Precinct in Dutchess County do for the consideration of the sum of 65 pounds good and lawful money of New York to one in hand […]
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Hudson’s Landing: The Dutch Worldview

Posted in: 18th Century
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Washington’s 1792 Visit to Poughkeepsie

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The Street Where It Happened

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Hamilton & Burr: Local Adversaries

Posted in: 18th Century
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