Virtual Event Space

Archive of DCHS presentations and talks


Based on many requests we are happy to post Dr. Michael Boden’s talk on the role of Dutchess County in the 1864 Civil War battles at Shenandoah. Boden is a long-serving Trustee of DCHS and Professor at Dutchess Community College.

Poughkeepsie Sampler

College Hill: How Its Past Can Inform Its Future

Uphill Battle: The Taming of Poughkeepsie Water

Sadie P Delaney: The Power of Words to Heal

General History Sampler

New Hamburg Across Three Centuries

Amenia’s Jewish Immigrants

The County Courts at 300 Years

Veterans & Military Sampler

Civil War Battle at Averasboro

Goring Reads Goring: Last Words

Living History in Education

Women’s History Sampler

Local Campaign for Woman Suffrage

Ballots & Palettes: Tools for Equality

Caroline Clowes: Legacy Restored


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Rediscovering Caroline Clowes

Background on the LaGrange artist whose work and legacy will be featured in an exhibition at Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie during November & December 2022.

Veterans: Stories of Service

This playlist has videos that range from recent oral histories, to documentaries on the Civil War and World War One.


Videos include 1913 film footage and recent documentaries.

Indigenous Peoples

We hope to be able to bring stories of and voices of Indigenous Peoples over time, we invite your recommendations and participation.