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Directory of Municipal Historians and Historical Societies

Updated August 27, 2018
To update this directory, contact County Historian Will Tatum 
 

Dutchess County Historian

William P. Tatum III
22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
845-486-2381 - fax 845-486-2138
wtatum@dutchessny.gov

Dutchess County Historical Society

Bill Jeffway, Executive Director
Post Office Box 88
Poughkeepsie, New York 12602
845-471-1630
bill.jeffway@dchsny.org

City

Beacon

Historical Society:  Robert Murphy
Post Office Box 89
Beacon,  New York 12508
845-831-0514
info@beaconhistorical.org 

Poughkeepsie

Historian:  George Lukacs
62 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie,  New York  12601
845-471-5066
saltglazed@aol.com

Towns and Villages

Amenia  

Historian:   Vacant
Amenia Town Hall
4988 Route 22
Amenia,   New York   12501

Historical Society:   Betsy Strauss
Post Office Box 22
Amenia,  New York  12501
strausshouse72@gmail.com 

Beekman 

Historian: Honora Knox
4 Main Street
Poughquag, New York 12570
845-724-5300 
hknox@townofbeekman.com

Clinton  

Historian: Craig Marshall 
820 Fiddlers Bridge Road
Rhinebeck,  New York,  12572
845-242-5879
craigmarshall266@aol.com   
  
Historical Society: Cynthia Koch
Post Office Box 122
Clinton Corners,  New York  12514
cynthiakoch@optonline.net 

Dover  

Historian:  Valerie LaRobardier
845-849-6025
valarobardier@gmail.com  

Historian: Caroline Reichenberg  
126 East Duncan Hill Road
Dover Plains,  New York  12522   ( BOTH )
sweetcaroliner@aol.com

Historical Society: Fran Braley
180 Old State Route 22
Dover Plains NY 12522
845-832-7949
alfranb@optonline.net  

East Fishkill

Historian:  David Koehler
845-226-8877
healthyharvestcsa@gmail.com

Historical Society:  Rick Soedler
Post Office Box 245
Hopewell Junction, New York  12533
845-227-5374
rjsoedler@gmail.com  

Fishkill (Town)  

Historian:   Joseph D. Cavaccini
Fishkill Town Hall – 807 NY Route 52
Fishkill, NY 12524
845-831-7800 Ext. 3507
jcavaccini@fishkill-ny.gov

Historical Society:  Steve Lynch
Post Office Box 133
Fishkill,  New York  12524
914 -525-7667
asklynch@yahoo.com

Fishkill (Village) 

Historian: Allan Way
40 Broad Street
Fishkill,  New York  12524
allanway2@aol.com  

Hyde Park  

Historian:  Shannon Butler
4383 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park,  New York  12538
rangerbutler.sb@gmail.com  

Historical Society: Patsy Costello
Post Office Box 182
Hyde Park,  New York  12538
845-229-2559
patsyc97@aol.com

LaGrange 

Historian:  Georgia Trott-Herring
845-452-2911  
herringtrott@aol.com
 
Historical Society:  Bob D’Amato
Post Office Box 112
LaGrangeville,  New York  12540
845-489-5183
lagrangehistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Milan  

Historian: Johanna Bard
Deputy Historian: Vicky LoBrutto
Milan Town Hall
20 Wilcox Circle
Milan,  New York  12571 (BOTH)
johanna.bard@gmail.com | victorialobrutto@gmail.com

Millbrook (Village) Washington (Town) 

Historian: David Greenwood
3248 Sharon Turnpike
Millbrook,  New York  12545
845-677-5767
ngreenwd@aol.com

Historical Society: Dianne McNeill
Post Office Box 135
Millbrook,  New York  12545
damcneil816@msn.com 

Millerton/North East

Historian:  (Town) Lisa Cope
PO Box 516
Millerton, NY 12546
518-789-3300 ext 603
northeasttown@taconic.net  

Historical Society: Ed Downey
Post Office Box 727
Millerton,  New York  12546
518-789-4442
eddowney@millertonlawyer.com

Pawling ( Historical Society of Quaker Hill and Pawling)

Historian: ( Town ) Robert Reilly
160 Charles Colman Blvd
Pawling,  New York  12564
845-855-5040
sc31redsky@gmail.com

Historian: ( Village )  Vacant
Historical Society: John Brockway
Post Office Box 99
Pawling,  New York   12564
845-855-5395
johnbetsyb@aol.com

Pine Plains

Historian:  Vacant
Historical Society:  Ann Simmons
Post Office Box 243
Pine Plains,  New York  12567
518-398-5344
cas@fairpoint.net  

Dutchess County Historical Society VP: Dyan Wapnick
dyan.wapnick@gmail.com                                          

Pleasant Valley

Historian: Fred Schaeffer
1544 Main Street ( Route 44 )
Pleasant Valley,   New York  12569
845-454-1190 
fredinhv@aol.com
           
Historical Society: Marilyn Bradford
845-518-0998
momof5ny@yahoo.com  

Poughkeepsie (Town)  

Historian:  John R. Pinna
1 Overrocker Road
Poughkeepsie,  New York  12603
845-485-3646
townhistorian@townofpoughkeepsie-ny.gov

Red Hook

Historian: Emily Majer
7340 South Broadway
Red Hook,   New York  12571
emily.majer@gmail.com    

Historical Society: Claudine Klose
Post Office Box 397
Red Hook,  New York  12571
845-758-1920
claudineklose@gmail.com  

Rhinebeck

Historian: ( Town ) Nancy Kelly
845-876-4592
kinship@hvc.rr.com

Historian: ( Village ) Michael Frazier
845-876-7462
michaelfrazier@earthlink.net  

Historical Society: David Miller
Post Office Box 291
Rhinebeck,  New York  12572
845-750-4486
dhmny@aol.com  

Stanford

Historian:  vacant

Historical Society: Kathy Spiers
Post Office Box 552
Bangall,  New York  12506
845-868-7320
lakeendinn@aol.com

Tivoli

Historian: Gregory B. Moynahan, Ph.D.
Post Office Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 12504-5000
moynahan@bard.edu 

Union Vale  

Historian:  Fran Wallin
249 Duncan Road
LaGrangeville,   New York  12540
Town Office 845-724-5600
franw821@hotmail.com  

Historical Society: Peter Gay (Vice President)
845-677-4837
chargaysgy@gmail.com

Wappinger/Wappingers Falls

Historian: Joey Cavacinni
Town Hall: 20 Middle Bush Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Town Office 845-297-4158 ext 107
jcavaccini@townofwappinger.us

Village Co-Historian: Mary Schmalz
845-464-0022      
mary.schmalz@outlook.com   

Village Co-Historian: Brenda VonBurg
845-297-2697

Historical Society: Beth Devine
info@wappingershistorialsociety.org
Post Office Box 174
Wappinger Falls,   New York  12590
845-430-9520

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