Kingston Area History – prototype

Settled by the Dutch in the early 1600s, Kingston was one of the first three Dutch settlements in New York State along with Albany and New York City. During the Revolutionary War in 1777, Kingston was named the first capital of New York. The City and surrounding area boast a wide array of historic sites and museums ranging from the Dutch era, through the Rev War, to the industrial revolution, and beyond. Enjoy your journey through time at the locations below

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“Living History” presented by Theatre on the Road at the Matthewis Persen House Museum

Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack is pleased to welcome Theatre on the Road to the Matthewis Persen House on Saturday, July 16 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for the first of several Living History programs this season.  The house is located at 74 John Street in uptown Kingston, at the historic intersection of John and Crown Streets. […]

Theatre on the Road presents DRACULA, the original Broadway version in the Widow Jane Mine

Theatre on the Road, a traveling company based in Rosendale, New York, will produce and stage Dracula at the Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale on Friday, September 30th at 7 pm and Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd at 3 pm. Written by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, has been described by Newsweek […]

Reher Center Hosts Sustainable Fashion Event, Promotes Clothing Donations

On Saturday, August 20, Rondout’s Reher Center will celebrate sustainable fashion with an afternoon of free programming. The latest in a season of exciting community offerings, this event will feature workshops, hands-on activities for families, and access to the popular Sewing in Kingston exhibition. Visitors are also encouraged to bring lightly-worn clothing and shoes that […]

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