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James Bowne: Mayor of Poughkeepsie

James Bowne: Mayor of Poughkeepsie The City of Poughkeepsie has had many different mayors over the years. Each one has left a mark on the landscape in some small way. In the early days of the city, may [...]

James Bowne: Mayor of Poughkeepsie2022-06-24T10:20:31-04:00

Andrew Billings: Silversmith

Andrew Billings: Silversmith Silversmithing is the art of taking silver and other precious metals and making them into objects such as jewelry and serving wares. The golden age for silversmiths is said [...]

Andrew Billings: Silversmith2022-06-13T13:39:45-04:00

Arnout Cannon, Jr. – Poughkeepsie’s Architect

Arnout Cannon, Jr. - Poughkeepsie’s Architect *Content warning-this post discusses an incident involving suicide. Several prominent architects got their starts here in Poughkeepsie, and we are fortunat [...]

Arnout Cannon, Jr. – Poughkeepsie’s Architect2022-06-03T11:06:56-04:00

Carving Out a Legacy: George Edmund Bissell

Carving Out a Legacy: George Edmund Bissell Think about all of the monuments and statues you have seen in your life. Each one of those pieces had an artist that came up with a design and painstakingly [...]

Carving Out a Legacy: George Edmund Bissell2022-05-31T11:24:34-04:00

Smead Mausoleum: The House That Delia Built…and Rebuilt

Smead Mausoleum: The House That Delia Built...and Rebuilt  When we ask ourselves what we really want in this life, many of us can say we’d like to be independently wealthy (but let’s face it, that’s no [...]

Smead Mausoleum: The House That Delia Built…and Rebuilt2022-05-20T09:21:25-04:00

Helen Wilkinson Reynolds: Our Patron Saint of Local History

Helen Wilkinson Reynolds: Our Patron Saint of Local History It has occurred to our personnel here in the Local History Room that not everyone knows who Helen Wilkinson Reynolds is. We feel like we need [...]

Helen Wilkinson Reynolds: Our Patron Saint of Local History2022-05-13T14:18:44-04:00

Doctor Sara Josephine Baker: Fighting for Life

Doctor Sara Josephine Baker: Fighting for Life In 1890, two men from the same household died from typhoid fever, only a few months apart. Sadly, this was not uncommon. What makes their deaths so specia [...]

Doctor Sara Josephine Baker: Fighting for Life2022-05-06T11:26:33-04:00

Murder on Main Street – Part Two

Murder on Main Street - Part Two Last week we covered the abrupt shooting of a rigger named Henry Gagnon. He was shot to death in broad daylight on Main Street, right here in Poughkeepsie. His killer j [...]

Murder on Main Street – Part Two2022-04-29T11:22:24-04:00

Murder on Main Street – Part One

Murder on Main Street - Part One If you watch the nightly news you are probably aware that there is a lot of gun violence out there. It seems like a regular occurrence in major urban areas like New Yor [...]

Murder on Main Street – Part One2022-04-22T10:21:30-04:00

The Poet with the Annoying Husband

The Poet with the Annoying Husband Did you know that April is National Poetry month? It's a time to celebrate the great poets and poems that have left an impression on our minds. Did you also know that [...]

The Poet with the Annoying Husband2022-04-08T11:26:09-04:00
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