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Hudson Taylor: The Retired Book Dealer of Academy Street

Hudson Taylor: The Retired Book Dealer of Academy Street We have been preparing for our upcoming walking tour on Academy Street and have found some fascinating stories about the people who once inhabit [...]

Hudson Taylor: The Retired Book Dealer of Academy Street2021-10-15T09:10:42-04:00

Driving with Steam

Driving with Steam In a world where we are slowly cutting our ties to fossil fuels and reaching out for new ways to propel us forward, imagine a time when the quickest way to get around involved steam. [...]

Driving with Steam2021-10-07T09:50:19-04:00

No Longer Standing: Buildings of Poughkeepsie – The Exchange Hotel

No Longer Standing: Buildings of Poughkeepsie – The Exchange Hotel Imagine it is 1873 and you are sailing up the Hudson on the steamship the Mary Powell on your way to Kingston. You find yourself makin [...]

No Longer Standing: Buildings of Poughkeepsie – The Exchange Hotel2021-09-29T15:59:23-04:00

The Wreck of the Isaac Newton

The Wreck of the Isaac Newton In the collections here in the Local History room, there is a pencil drawing of an old steamboat named Isaac Newton. The drawing (seen on the right) depicts the boat in it [...]

The Wreck of the Isaac Newton2021-09-23T09:22:15-04:00

William T. Reynolds and Company

William T. Reynolds and Company Very few businesses can say that they have lasted over a century. To hit the 100 mark on anything is a rather nice achievement. But one family here in Poughkeepsie stood [...]

William T. Reynolds and Company2021-09-16T11:05:59-04:00

Poughkeepsie: “As a Place of Residence”

Poughkeepsie: “As a Place of Residence” Richard E. Lansing was well known here in the city of Poughkeepsie. He had managed to make a name for himself first as a grocer and later as a real estate agent [...]

Poughkeepsie: “As a Place of Residence”2021-09-10T09:11:02-04:00

Labor Day: The Unofficial End of Summer

Labor Day: The Unofficial End of Summer Here we are! We’ve made it to September and Labor Day weekend. Which also means that we have come to what is now known as the “unofficial end of summer.” Vacatio [...]

Labor Day: The Unofficial End of Summer2021-09-02T10:36:12-04:00

Historic Objects and the Rabbit Holes They Lead To

Historic Objects and the Rabbit Holes They Lead To Did you know that we have a pair of Civil War drum sticks in our collection? They are on display in a glass case in the genealogy room. Somehow, wanti [...]

Historic Objects and the Rabbit Holes They Lead To2021-08-19T13:07:32-04:00

The Poughkeepsie Bicycle Club

The Poughkeepsie Bicycle Club If you are anything like the majority of Americans, you probably tried a few new things to occupy your time during the past year and a half (thanks to the pandemic). One o [...]

The Poughkeepsie Bicycle Club2021-08-12T17:03:51-04:00

The Holland Society

The Holland Society If you have ever heard the saying “if you ain't Dutch, you ain't much,” then it is quite likely that you have Dutch in your blood (or at the very least, you have been heckled by a D [...]

The Holland Society2021-07-30T09:11:28-04:00
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