Kingston Area History – Overview and Articles

Dive into the rich and multifaceted history of Kingston, NY, a city that has witnessed transformative eras, from its geological formations and indigenous roots to its industrial prowess and challenges. Explore the city’s deep ties with the Hudson River, its pivotal role during Prohibition and the Depression, and the profound impact of IBM’s rise and eventual departure. Each chapter in Kingston’s story offers a unique lens into the resilience, growth, and evolution of a city that continues to shape and be shaped by the currents of time.

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Articles About History of the Kingston Area

Step Back in Time: Revolutionary War Reenactment at Persen House Museum

History buffs, take note! The Ulster County Clerk’s Office is inviting you to a unique educational experience this summer. On Saturday, June 8th, the 1st Ulster Militia, a Revolutionary War era reenactment group, will be setting up camp at the Matthewis Persen House Museum in Kingston, NY. Free Event Offers Interactive History Lesson This free, public event promises a fascinating glimpse into 18th-century colonial life. The 1st Ulster […]

Step Back in Time at the Matthewis Persen House Museum This Season!

History buffs and anyone curious about the Hudson Valley’s past won’t want to miss the opening of the Matthewis Persen House Museum’s 2024 season on Saturday, May 25th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at 74 John St. in Kingston’s historic Stockade District, the Persen House will be open to the public throughout the […]

Reher Center Celebrates Community Spirit with “Reher Recognized” Bakery Program

The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History has launched a new initiative, “Reher Recognized,” to honor outstanding community bakeries across the nation. This program recognizes establishments that embody the values and traditions exemplified by the historic Reher’s Bakery in Kingston, New York. Rekindling the Spirit of Reher’s Bakery “Reher Recognized” seeks to celebrate bakeries […]

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