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The Amrita Clubhouse

The Amrita Clubhouse If you wanted to be a part of a social gathering (something outside of your immediate family), there were plenty of clubs to join in the City of Poughkeepsie during the 19th centur [...]

The Amrita Clubhouse2021-07-22T16:31:57-04:00

Frederick Douglass Comes to Poughkeepsie

Frederick Douglass Comes to Poughkeepsie By now, you have most certainly heard of Juneteenth, our new federal holiday that celebrates the emancipation of African American slaves here in the United Stat [...]

Frederick Douglass Comes to Poughkeepsie2021-07-14T15:41:56-04:00

Take a Look Inside!

Take a Look Inside! One of the requests that we get here in the Local History room sounds something like, “Hey, I just bought this old building and want to know if you’ve got any old photos of the insi [...]

Take a Look Inside!2021-07-08T17:03:08-04:00

Trolley Time!

Trolley Time! The year is 1900, and you are sailing up the Hudson River on a dayliner steamship bound for Poughkeepsie. Perhaps you are on your way to one of the many schools to attend, or you wish to [...]

Trolley Time!2021-07-02T08:33:29-04:00

Henry Livingston Sr. – Poughkeepsie Enslaver

Henry Livingston Sr. - Poughkeepsie Enslaver The name of Livingston is well known in the Hudson Valley. One can travel up and down both sides of the river and find residences or evidence of actions of [...]

Henry Livingston Sr. – Poughkeepsie Enslaver2021-06-25T08:55:23-04:00

Poughkeepsie: City of Nursing Schools

Poughkeepsie: City of Nursing Schools If you wanted to learn how to become a nurse in Poughkeepsie at the turn of the last century, you'd have had a few places to choose from. But before we look at tho [...]

Poughkeepsie: City of Nursing Schools2021-06-18T12:40:16-04:00

The Poughkeepsie Seer – Andrew Jackson Davis

The Poughkeepsie Seer - Andrew Jackson Davis Do you ever question why we are really here? What is the meaning of life? (Not the famous Monty Python film, we mean the actual meaning of life!) Have you e [...]

The Poughkeepsie Seer – Andrew Jackson Davis2021-06-11T08:51:24-04:00

The Poughkeepsie Community Theatre

The Poughkeepsie Community Theatre As far as recent memory can serve, there has always been a bit of a separation between Vassar College and its hometown of Poughkeepsie. However, there have always bee [...]

The Poughkeepsie Community Theatre2021-06-04T08:58:16-04:00

The Poughkeepsie Yacht Club

The Poughkeepsie Yacht Club The weather is steadily improving, making the river look more and more appealing. If you have even been sailing, you know how lovely it can be and how it almost transports y [...]

The Poughkeepsie Yacht Club2021-05-21T08:44:50-04:00
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