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

Maple Weekends at Seed Song Farm

Maple Weekends at Seed Song Farm

Seed Song Farm and Center will present Maple Tapping Weekends, taking place at Seed Song Farm, 160 Esopus Avenue on  February 24th, March 3rd,  March [...]
Celebrating Silent Film Pioneer Helen Holmes

Celebrating Silent Film Pioneer Helen Holmes

Sun, Mar 3, 2024    
2:00 pm-4:30 pm
Helen Holmes - also known as "The Railroad Girl". Helen Holmes was the first motion picture action adventure star. She specialized in daredevil stunts involving [...]
Maple Weekends at Seed Song Farm

Maple Weekends at Seed Song Farm

Seed Song Farm and Center will present Maple Tapping Weekends, taking place at Seed Song Farm, 160 Esopus Avenue on  February 24th, March 3rd,  March [...]
Maple Weekends at Seed Song Farm

Maple Weekends at Seed Song Farm

Kingston, New York –Seed Song Farm and Center will present Maple Tapping Weekends, taking place at Seed Song Farm, 160 Esopus Avenue on  February 24th, [...]

Latest Articles

“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 […]

Ulster County Handspinners Guild Visits the Matthewis Persen House

Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack is pleased to welcome the Ulster County Handspinners Guild to the Matthewis Persen House on Saturday, August 20th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The house is located at 74 John Street in uptown Kingston, at the historic intersection of John and Crown Streets. Admission is free and all are welcome. This Saturday, […]

Historic Brickyard to Re-Open as Mega Tatoo Parlor

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