Enjoy DCHS Membership!

Membership & Benefits

$35 Annual Individual
$100 Annual Family
$250 Annual Patron
$500 Annual Leadership
$2,000 Annual Business Sponsor

Your membership includes:

Access to the Members Only section of dchsny.org including the 3 most recent Yearbooks.
A free printed copy of the current yearbook upon request.
Invitation to the DCHS Annual Meeting and voting privileges.
Advance email notifications of new and upcoming historical research.

Our Dutchess County heritage is not just a thing of the past; it’s a living, breathing narrative that shapes our identity.

DCHS has stood as a bastion of our collective history for over a century, tirelessly working to educate, preserve, and champion the stories that make our county unique. But our mission isn’t without its challenges.

That’s why we need your support.

The Dutchess County Historical Society (DCHS) is committed to being the most meaningful source of Dutchess County history, a commitment in place since its 1914 founding.

We do this through the responsible archival stewardship of tangible objects, and the energetic interpretation and presentation of local history to the public.

We are proud to be known for our community outreach through a wide range of publications, awards, exhibits, programs, talks, writings, videos, and oral histories.

Online and traditional exhibits, lectures, awards, conferences, and special presentations round out DCHS programming for members and our local communities.

The Dutchess County Historical Society is a tax-exempt, charitable, non-profit organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.

We rely entirely on support from individual and family memberships, corporate sponsorships, gifts, grants, and donations.

Our Dutchess County heritage is a living, breathing narrative that shapes our identity.

The Benefits of Corporate Sponsorship

As a corporate sponsor, your generosity will be recognized prominently across various platforms, ensuring that your commitment to our community’s legacy receives the recognition it deserves.

$2,000 Annual Corporate Sponsor

Includes an Annual Membership plus your logo/website link displayed prominently.

$1,000 Monthly Program Sponsor

Includes your logo/website link displayed prominently for a full month.

$500 Event Sponsor

Includes your logo/website link displayed prominently for a specific event.

Board of Trustees

Rob Doyle, President

Wayne Nussbickel, Vice President, Development Chair

Jack Cina, Treasurer, Finance Chair

Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, Secretary

Michael Boden

Jim Brands

Peter Bunten

Tom Cervone

Peter Forman

Eileen Hayden

Karen H. Lambdin, Membership Chair

Antonia Mauro

Melodye Moore, Collections Chair, Publications Co-chair

Wayne Nussbickel, Development Chair

Rick Soedler

Elizabeth Strauss, Membership Co-chair

William P. Tatum III, Ph.D., Ex-Officio, Publications Co-chair.

David Turner
Andrew Villani, Program/Comms/PR Chair


Bill Jeffway, Executive Director, Publications Co-chair