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Time to Shop!

Time to Shop! It's the most wonderful time of the year folks! It's Black Friday and everyone is going to be starting their Christmas Shopping! Perhaps you are heading down to the Poughkeepsie Galleria, [...]

Time to Shop!2022-11-22T16:08:01-05:00

General Custer was here! (well, parts of him)

General Custer was here! (well, parts of him) There are several battle names that everyone has heard of. Even if you don’t know when or why it was fought, or even who won it, you’ve heard the name. Nam [...]

General Custer was here! (well, parts of him)2022-11-10T12:09:47-05:00

Thomas Weeks Barrett Jr. (1902-1947)

Poughkeepsie Public Library District Presents: Local History Discussion Thomas Weeks Barrett Jr.  (1902-1947) It's that time of year again! Halloween is here and we are super excited. After all, here i [...]

Thomas Weeks Barrett Jr. (1902-1947)2022-10-28T10:22:22-04:00

The Trial and Execution of Lucy Ann Hoag

The Trial and Execution of Lucy Ann Hoag If you missed our Historic Murders in Dutchess County program, fear not, we will do it again in February. In the meantime, we thought we would share an interest [...]

The Trial and Execution of Lucy Ann Hoag2022-10-14T09:48:03-04:00

Mark Twain at the Bardavon

Mark Twain at the Bardavon How many of you love a good stand-up comedian? Some of you might enjoy the jokes of Richard Pryor, George Carlin, or Jim Gaffigan. Perhaps you have seen a live performance by [...]

Mark Twain at the Bardavon2022-09-30T09:37:06-04:00

The Sad Story of Carlotta Eastman

The Sad Story of Carlotta Eastman They say that dogs are a man’s best friend. Well, as Abigail Adams once said, “remember the ladies,” because the same concept also applies to women and their K9 compan [...]

The Sad Story of Carlotta Eastman2022-09-16T09:50:24-04:00

Elizabeth Weeks Barrett and PHOIS Yearbook 1922

Elizabeth Weeks Barrett and PHOIS Yearbook 1922 As you may have heard, in the fall, we will be covering the life and work of Poughkeepsie born artist, Thomas Weeks Barrett Jr.. His art was heavily insp [...]

Elizabeth Weeks Barrett and PHOIS Yearbook 19222022-09-19T12:19:45-04:00

Take a Look Inside… Again!

Take a Look Inside… Again! Last year, we shared some interior views of historic buildings here in Poughkeepsie from our collection. We're often asked if we have interior photos of historic structures, [...]

Take a Look Inside… Again!2022-09-02T09:55:26-04:00

The 176th Dutchess County Fair

The 176th Dutchess County Fair It's that time again! The Dutchess County Fair is back and it's time to head to Rhinebeck for some 4-H shakes and carnival rides. Did you know that this is one of the lar [...]

The 176th Dutchess County Fair2022-08-26T09:55:10-04:00

The Local Architecture of Frederick Clarke Withers

The Local Architecture of Frederick Clarke Withers We have so many lovely buildings in our city, and if you have been reading this blog long enough, you know that we have also lost a lot of buildings o [...]

The Local Architecture of Frederick Clarke Withers2022-08-19T10:08:17-04:00

The Lumb Brothers

The Lumb Brothers We mentioned before how Poughkeepsie was once famous for being an industrial city. There used to be several prominent factories along the waterfront that produced everything from lumb [...]

The Lumb Brothers2022-08-29T13:30:48-04:00

A Vacation at Mohonk Mountain House

A Vacation at Mohonk Mountain House Here we are at the beginning of August, and it is hot out there. Where do you go to get away from it all? Some people like to be by the shore, some enjoy a trip to a [...]

A Vacation at Mohonk Mountain House2022-08-29T14:29:11-04:00
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