DCHS Newsworthy

Our Spring and Fall postal-mailed newsletter has become a monthly online newsletter! Each month we'll flag some things you may find of interest, depending on your time and preference, a range of options.

Coming Up

We are still waiting before making any decisions on when face-to-face public programs will resume, or when Clinton House in Poughkeepsie will re-open. We will let you know as plans emerge and look forward to being with members, supporters and friends again soon. In the meantime...

Quick Take

Click below and you'll see at a glance why DCHS Board member Rob Doyle is so hooked on identifying historic valley views! This one in Poughkeepsie.

Deeper Look

When you have a moment. Worth the time. By Holly Wahlberg.

Deeper Look

Vast majority of DCHS Yearbooks (since 1914) are online.

Lessons Learned

Designed for learning. This one for youngsters. By Joyce Ghee.


A feast for the eyes! Just watch, or click fullscreen to larger viewing.

As April turned into May in 1867, 18-year-old Emily Hart of LaGrange started to carefully assemble her “herbarium,” a book of carefully pressed flowers. For two months she noted their source as LaGrange, location of the family home, or Poughkeepsie, where she he attended Cottage Hill Seminary. It had been two years since her brother, Ambrose, returned from the Civil War. It had been two years since the assassination of President Lincoln. Spring was most welcome. In June of 1930 at the age 81, she was exhibiting roses as at the Poughkeepsie Garden Club, and no doubt did so a few more times before she died in 1934. She left them for us to see. DCHS Collections. Hart Hubbard Collection. Gift of E. Stuart and Linda Hubbard, 2020.


Reflecting the extraordinary commitment of Susan B. Anthony to get the word out, she gave her speech, "Woman Wants Bread, Not the Ballot" in Rhinebeck on New Year's Eve, December 31, 1878. And she gave it New Year's Day, January 1, 1879 in Red Hook! Taken a listen (in a contemporary voice) of part of her talk. Full text is also provided.