Sunday, Feb.10, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family is Pieter Estersohn’s most recent book. An acclaimed photographer of architecture and interiors, Estersohn’s work appears frequently in major magazines, including Architectural Digest. This book features three dozen country homes, many overlooking the Hudson River, and offering some of the finest examples of American architecture and landscape design. Constructed on land owned by the influential Livingston family who settled in the area in the late 17th century, many have been restored to their former splendor by the original owners’ descendants as well as recent leaders of New York City industry and the arts. In this talk, Pieter, who owns a home in Red Hook, will focus on those estates that fall within the boundaries of our Town. Books will be available for autographs and purchase. Free and open to the public. Refreshments follow the program.
Saturday, February 2, 11:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Experience February 2, 1774 in Red Hook! Glimpse a day in the life of an 18th century Albany Post Road tavern in winter. Visit the Elmendorph Inn to speak with costumed interpreters portraying the working men and women of Red Hook along with travelers pausing for refreshment. Learn about the political tensions in New York following news of the Boston Tea Party and patterns of everyday life in eighteenth-century Red Hook. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, Jan. 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening with friends and neighbors at the cozy historic Elmendorph Inn – featuring a variety of tasty homemade soups, bread and salad and live music by Duality (Red Hook’s own Jay Trapp and Jack DePietro). Tickets at the door $10, $6 children 10 and under. 7562 North Broadway.
Sunday, Jan.13, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Sally Dwyer-McNulty, Professor of History at Marist College, examines the history of the Catholic Worker farms in New York State, including Rose Hill in Tivoli. Limited in their roles at the Houses of Hospitality in New York City, Dwyer-McNulty considers what opportunities the farms offered women and families from the 1930s through the 1970s. Free and open to the public. Refreshments follow the program. Elmendorph Inn, 7562 North Broadway. See Northern Dutchess News article about Dwyer-McNulty’s research here.
Read more about our upcoming plans here.
Just added! Seth Kramer’s inspiring Video Profile of Bill O’Neill, current Town Board member and a key force behind the preservation of so much of Red Hook’s beautiful farmland.
Recently added to our website – video profile of longtime Town Clerk Margaret Doty recalling her early life as a waitress at the Red Hook Hotel.