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Kingston Area History

Explore the Rich History of Kingston, NY and surrounding area

Kingston Happenings is proud to publish a collection of information about the history of the Kingston area. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive resource for residents, new and old, as well as visitors, who are interested in learning about the rich and diverse history of our community.

Our website includes a general outline of area history, a directory of museums and historical locations, and a listing of local history related events. We also feature articles of specific interest from local authors on an ongoing basis.

You can become a Kingston Area history buff by exploring all of these opportunities and going to our “Learn Our History” section  to learn all about our past by clicking here.     

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Upcoming History Events

Tales of the Titanic

Tales of the Titanic

Sat, Apr 13, 2024    
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Mark the 112th anniversary of the sinking by touring the home of Titanic ticket holders, Ogden and Ruth Mills. Reservations are required and payment is [...]
Lecture - Wiltwyck Cemetery's Titanic Victim: William Gwynne

Lecture - Wiltwyck Cemetery's Titanic Victim: William Gwynne

Join Wiltwyck Cemetery in a lecture focusing on William Gwynne, a worker and victim of the sinking of RMS Titanic, whose cenotaph is here within [...]
Senate House State Historic Site

Senate House State Historic Site

Open April 17th – October 31st – Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, and Sunday 1pm – 5pm. Tours offered November 1st – Mid-April by [...]
Senate House State Historic Site

Senate House State Historic Site

Open April 17th – October 31st – Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, and Sunday 1pm – 5pm. Tours offered November 1st – Mid-April by [...]

Latest Articles

This Year’s ODC Graveyard Tours Will Give Voices to Women of Kingston’s Past

From Kingstonwire   This year’s Old Dutch Church cemetery tour will present the Burning of Kingston from a new perspective — through the eyes of five women who survived the 1777 catastrophe. The ninth season of the annual historic re-enactment in Uptown Kingston will run on every Saturday in October at 7 p.m. in the […]

The Burning of Kingston Returns

Burning of Kingston Returns This October

From Kingstonwire: The tramping of hobnailed boots and the boom of musketry will return to the Stockade District this fall as the city commemorates the 246th anniversary of the burning of Kingston by British forces during the Revolutionary War. The event — scheduled for the weekend of October 13-15 — will be the first commemoration […]

Help Create New Wurts Street Bridge Time Capsule This Weekend

From Kingstonwire This weekend city residents will have a chance to make their mark on history with The Time Capsule pop-up event at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. The interactive exhibit will give viewers a chance to check out the results of a months-long project to collect writings, photographs and artifacts — and make their […]

“Songs of the Irish Brigade” at the Matthewis Persen House Museum

Veterans in a New Field to Perform Civil War Songs at Matthewis Persen House The Ulster County Civil War Roundtable will present a concert by Veterans in a New Field on Saturday, June 10 at 2:00 PM at the Matthewis Persen House in Kingston. The event is free and open to the public. Veterans in […]

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