Membership or gifts from individuals or businesses like you, are our only source of income.

make your mark 2021

Our greatest strength, that we are entirely shaped and run by member/donors so that we alone determine our priorities, is also a great challenge. We are 100% funded by member/donors as a 501c3 non-profit organization. We rely on individuals and business like you, year to year, to maintain the unbroken chain since 1914 of archival preservation and historical interpretation that will remain for future generations. We are not an agency of, nor are we supported by Dutchess County, or by any taxpayer money.

$20 or more (as membership or donation) entitles you to:

  • that calendar year’s DHCS Yearbook, restricted to members, online and print options
  • early notice of events
  • varying levels of research support
  • sample collections notecards depending on level of gift/membership
  • the satisfaction of supporting:
    • the conservation of thousands of documents and objects in our archives
    • interpretation through programs and exhibitions. DCHS is a 501c3 for tax purposes

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Paying online saves time and money, but we are equally grateful for the traditional approach, if you prefer! To pay by check, please make payable and mail to:
DCHS, PO Box 88, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602

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