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Spotlight

Hudson River Heritage serves the interests of our members and others who value the preservation of the treasured history of our area. Our Spotlight items we feature here provide not only information on HRH events and programs, but also topics related to our overall mission and current interest in local preservation news. The archives will remain as a repository of stories we hope are of interest.  Suggestions of topics for future Spotlight items are welcome—please email us at: office@hudsonriverheritage.org.

REMEMBERING RICHARD CROWLEY

September 29, 2023

This year (2023) marks the fiftieth anniversary of the incorporation of Hudson River Heritage, our not-for-profit membership organization of which Richard “Dick” Crowley was the primary originator. This provides an […]

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DISCOVER WILDERSTEIN’S CARRIAGE HOUSE!

September 7, 2023

Efforts are underway to raise the necessary funding for the next phase of restoration work on the magnificent Wilderstein Carriage House. This will focus on replacing the roof, and also […]

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THE WOES OF WYNDCLYFFE

July 20, 2023

Among the many fascinating estates that populate our historic landmark district is the Wyndclyffe estate in Rhinebeck. Sadly, the house has lain in ruins for quite some time and, despite […]

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1895 ASTOR GATES RETURN TO ASTOR DRIVE

May 24, 2022

On the morning of May 14th, where Astor Drive meets Montgomery Street, the original Astor iron gates were returned to their former site. These gates were hinged onto two tall […]

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LET’S REOPEN THE BRIDGE!

March 22, 2022

Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance (CVPA), the non-profit official friends group for The Point in Staatsburg, is spearheading an effort to reopen the bridge over the railroad tracks at the entrance to the historic carriageway leading to that site.

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OLIN DOWS MURALS

June 28, 2021

Within the Hudson River National Historic Landmark District are two post offices both built in 1940 under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal—Rhinebeck and Hyde Park.

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