About Us  

The Dutchess County Historical Society conserves the past to educate for the future by procuring, promoting, and preserving the history of Dutchess County. 
 
We are proud to be known for our publications, educational outreach, and collection of archival materials, photographs, and objects inclusive of the entire county.

Our Annual Yearbook, published since 1914, is the oldest continuously published annual in New York State. In addition, 14 books on local history bear the Historical Society's imprint. 

Exhibits, lectures, history awards, conferences, and a Living with History Series (tour and lecture of homes), round out programming for members of the Historical Society and the community at large.

DCHS is a not-for-profit organization. We rely on support from memberships, gifts, grants, and donations.


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Nelson House Hotel, Poughkeepsie