Museum of Rhinebeck History 1st Annual Golf Tournament

The Museum’s mission is to collect, catalog and interpret the history of the town. The collection of gifts to the Museum includes letters, books, journals, clothing, furniture, photographs, postcards, and other related artifacts which reveal the life of this community.

We are holding a golf tournament to support our historical preservation efforts.  Please join us for a fun filled day at the beautiful Red Hook Golf Course!

 

History of the Museum 
In 1992 a small group of dedicated people acted to bring to reality the dream of former Town Historian, Dewitt Gurnell – a museum for Rhinebeck. Their planning resulted in the Museum of Rhinebeck History, which opened in May of 1993. The museum’s mission is to collect, catalog and interpret the history of the town. The collection of gifts to the museum includes letters, books, military, journals, clothing, furniture, photographs and other artifacts which reveal the life of this community. Many of these items are kept on display in the museum’s permanent collection.

Annual exhibits, mid-June through October, have traced the history of Rhinebeck through the centuries. The premier exhibit in 1993, was entitled The First Century (18th), followed in subsequent years by Antebellum Rhinebeck, The Civil War, The Gilded Age, The Violet Industry, World War I, The Roosevelt Years, World War II, Early Rhinebeck Industries, Rhinebeck’s Sporting Life, Rhinebeck: The Parlor City, and A Walk Down Memory Lane: A Look at East and West Market Streets.

 

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