Free Tour of Vanderbilt Historic Site Garden

Free interpreted tours of the garden by Formal Gardens at F. W. Vanderbilt National Historic Site volunteers (weather permitting). Volunteer interpreters provide FREE tours of the gardens. Come to the entrance to the gardens, south of the mansion, any time between 1PM and 3:30PM. Tours last approximately 30 minutes.

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Fredrick Douglass Day (in person)

May be a cartoon of text that says 'жxorox CELEBRATING THE AFRICAN SPIRIT PRESENTS FREDERICK DOUGLASS Honoring, celebrating, and revitalizing the memory of Frederick Douglass with art, performances, mindful moments, and eats DAY CelebratingTheAfricanSpirit.org'Help us celebrate, honor, and revitalize the words of Frederick Douglass at College Hill Park. Frederick Douglass spoke in Poughkeepsie in 1858, and together we celebrate his life with drumming, singing, dancing, and readings of his words.

Featuring readings from the 1858 College hill words of Frederick Douglass, Melody Africa Drum & Dance Group, the Souls United Choir, Poughkeepsie Performing Arts Academy, interview with Artist Isaac Julien, mindfulness with Mioshi from Reviving Radical, Carlos’ food truck!

Mary Churchill’s War: A Conversation with Emma Soames and Erik Larson (in person & virtual)

The FDR Library presents “MARY CHURCHILL’S WAR: A Conversation with Emma Soames and Erik Larson” on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Churchill granddaughter Emma Soames, editor of MARY CHURCHILL’S WAR: THE WARTIME DIARIES OF CHURCHILL’S YOUNGEST DAUGHTER, will speak with bestselling author Erik Larson about her mother’s wartime diaries and will be available for a book signing following the program. Copies of the book may be purchased in the New Deal Store. The event will be held in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home (local health metrics permitting) and streamed live to the official FDR Library YouTube, Twitter and Facebook accounts. This is a free public event, but registration is required for in-person attendance. CLICK HERE to register.

“Sewing in Kingston” Exhibition Opening (in person)

Sewing in Kingston is a major exhibit accompanied by a range of programs showcasing more than a century of Kingston’s rich history of garment manufacturing and the immigrant communities, entrepreneurs, and women whose work made it possible. Join us to learn about the ups and downs of Kingston’s garment industry, the persistence of small businesses, the imagination of artists, and the power of family. The exhibit will highlight the role of immigrants and women and connect local experiences to broader historical, cultural, and economic stories. With one of the most significant local history exhibits ever mounted in the region, Kingston’s newly renovated Reher Center Gallery reopens to the public.

City of PoughkeepsieHistoric District & Landmark Preservation Commission Meeting (in person)

The Historic District and Landmark Preservation Commission (HDLPC) is a group of city residents appointed by the Mayor who are charged with reviewing all plans for the moving, exterior construction, alteration or repair, landscaping or demolition or any change in the exterior appearance of places, sites, structures or buildings designated landmarks or landmark sites and all places, sites, structures or buildings wholly or partly within the boundaries of a historic district.

View the agenda here.

Hidden in the Archives: Stories of New York’s Forgotten Female Figures (virtual)

The New York State Archives Partnership Trust invites you to learn about NY’s forgotten female figures. Though the stories of several prominent historical female figures have been explored, many more stories of everyday women whose impact on government, civil rights, labor, education, and war exist. Hear accounts about some of these interesting, lesser-known 19th century New York women that were found in historical repositories throughout the state. Register here!

Understanding Antiracism as Collecting Organizations (virtual)

This program hosted by the Documentary Heritage & Preservation Services for New York, will cover the very basics of what antiracism is, how we talk about it, its history, and how we can use the principles of antiracism to create more robust and engaging organizations. This webinar will include large group learning and discussion, building on prior experience and constituent interest, as well as participatory opportunities to understand the material more deeply. Register here!

An Afghan Culture & History Primer: Helping the Hudson Valley to Welcome Refugees (virtual)

On Sunday, February 27, join The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History and Sina Baha and Khadija Ghanizada to learn about Afghan culture and history, and to hear first-hand some of the challenges Afghan newcomers face in the Hudson Valley. Over the past few months, several dozen Afghan refugees have settled in the Hudson Valley. This presentation is geared toward assisting Hudson Valley neighbors in welcoming our newest neighbors. The program will feature presentations as well as time for questions. We will also hear from the Afghan Support Circle of the Hudson Valley, a group currently working in support of a refugee agency to help resettle a family in Ulster County. Register here!