Our Mission

To bring local history to life for people of all ages through events and activities that reflect and promote a deeper understanding of the diverse social and cultural history of the Hudson Valley.

Our Goals

  • Teach a more representative history that reflects the diversity in the Hudson Valley

  • Include the public in local history activities

  • Develop and promote collaborative events 
  • Assist each other in promotion
  • Be a storyteller for the Hudson Valley


Introducing the Fall 2020 Hudson Valley History Hunt!

Partner Organizations

To promote literacy through teaching and learning about the African roots experience, including history and culture, through a dynamic exchange of information, ideas and creativity.
AJ Williams-Myers African Roots Center
Presenting the history of the Rosendale Cement District, source of high quality cement from the 1830s to 1970.
Century House Historical Society
The D&H Canal transported the coal and cement that powered and built a lot of the 19th century structures in the USA.
The Delaware and Hudson Canal Museum
For over 55 years, FHK has continued to work to keep history alive in the landscape of Kingston by working closely with neighbors, visitors, local organizations, elected officials and government agencies.
Friends of Historic Kingston
Located on the historic Rondout waterfront, the Hudson River Maritime Museum was established in 1979 to collect, preserve, research, exhibit, and interpret a collection of historical artifacts related to the maritime heritage of the Hudson River and its tributaries. This is the only museum in New York State exclusively dedicated to this mission.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum
The Reher Center, housed in a preserved 19th century family-run bread bakery, is the only museum in the Hudson Valley dedicated to the working-class and immigrant stories of the region past and present.
Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History
The 18th century home of Abraham VanGaasbeek, which served as the first meeting place for the New York State Senate in the midst of the Revolutionary War. The site includes the historic house, museum building with two floors of exhibits, and grounds.
Senate House State Historic Site
Theatre on the Road brings educational performances to schools and local theaters.
Theatre On The Road
Consists of Ulster County Archives Collection, featuring Ulster County’s historical records dating from 1658, and also manages the Matthewis Persen House Museum Cultural Heritage Center, a 1661 Dutch Colonial House, located on the historical corner of Crown and John Streets in uptown Kingston.
Ulster County Clerk’s Office
Presenting archives and exhibits on Ulster County history at the Bevier House Museum.
Ulster County Historical Society
A collection of historic fire equipment in an antique firehouse!
The Volunteer Firemen's Hall and Museum

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