Dutchess County Historical Society collects, preserves and promotes the county's history to educate and engage both present and future generations. We look forward to serving your needs and interests through our collections and research library, our programs and events, our publications and member benefits, and our volunteer and school resource opportunities. Welcome! 


Contact us
Hours Tue. Thurs. 12-5
Wed., Fri 10-3
845 471-1630

Upcoming Events

The Dutchess County Historical Society

Centennial Celebration:

Thursday, April 24  Annual Meeting of DCHS

First Presbyterian Church in Pleasant Valley

 Come and learn the history of  this almost 250 year old church. Wint Aldrich: lecturer, retired Deputy Commissioner for Historic Preservation at the New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Docent tour of this 250 year old church: Joan Traver 
Wednesday, June 11  7:30 am
The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel
Come Celebrate with us our 100th Birthday along with other businesses  that are of that vintage in  Dutchess County.  Mary Kay Vrba, Executive Director of Dutchess County Tourism,  will speak on the relevance of our historic sites to our economy.  
Our co-partner in this event is the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce 
Cost: $25 Reservations: dchistorical@verizon.net   845-47-1630  











Past Events
  • Saturday, October 19th, 2013 Road Rallye !:00
  •  Starting at:LaGrange Plaza (A&P), 1643 Route 82,Lagrangeville(Arthursburg), NY 12540

DCHS & Vassar College present:

(please click for the tour)