Please join us Tuesday, May 1

We hope you will attend two events, Tuesday, May 1 at the Wallace Center lobby, FDR Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park.

The first at 5:30 pm. The second right after that at 6:30 pm.

5:30 pm. DCHS Annual Meeting and Program

DCHS Members and non-members are invited to attend the DCHS Annual Meeting. Only DCHS members may vote at the annual meeting (for board, board officers and local Vice Presidents) all are welcome to get a brief update on DCHS progress and plans, and enjoy the program, " Coming to Know My Great-great-grandfather Fred: His coming of Age on a Pine Plains Farm via Honolulu and the Spanish American War" ~ Justin Kemp with Melodye Moore. And County Historian, William P. Tatum, III.


Click on image at right to enlarge.


6:30 pm. "Over Here: The Stories of Dutchess Counties Men, Women and Children During the 'World War' 1917 to 1919"

Their stories had been promised to be published, a promise that remained unfilled until now. Despite a great deal of publicity around their intended publication, neither a state-wide set of books called "New York's Part in the World War" nor a local publication featuring those in Poughkeepsie who gave their lives in the war, ever materialized. This exhibition is based largely on the photographs of professional photographer, historian and World War Veteran Reuben Van Vlack, complimented with local newspaper stories.

We reveal a never-before-published photograph of Franklin D. Roosevelt, shown striding briskly down Main Street in Poughkeepsie, two years before contracting polio.

$20 suggested donation helps cover the costs of wine and food.


To RSVP, especially for the later event given need to plan food and drink

E-mail Bill Jeffway at

Call Bill Jeffway's cellphone, please leave message if no answer: 845-293-7711


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