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Town of Hyde Park

Historical Society

The Hyde Park Historical Society Sign

Program Information  
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The Town of Hyde Park Historical Society invites those interested in local history to join our Society.
We usually meet the last Tuesday of the month at the Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Route 9
at Church Street, 7:00 p.m.

Individual membership is $15, and $25 for a family.

Checks should be sent to:

The Town of Hyde Park Historical Society
P. O. Box 182
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Please send your name, address, phone number, and email address.

CLICK HERE TO PRINT 2019 MEMBERSHIP FORM

Membership dues for 2019 run from January through December.
Checks for dues for 2019 may be mailed.
Individuals are $15/year, and Family (two adults at the same address) is $25/year.
Questions may be referred to Julia Ahlquist at 845-889-4521.

 

 

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UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
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HYDE PARK IN THE GILDED AGE
with Carney Rhinevault and Shannon Butler
LINK TO VIDEO PROGRAM

Upcoming General Meetings:

Please mark your calendar for the following Fall 2019 scheduled dates.

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Upcoming General Meetings: Meetings are held usually the last Tuesday of the month in February, March, April, May, September, October, and November. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the Hyde Park United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Route 9 at Church Street. Please mark your calendar for the following Spring scheduled dates.

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September 24, 2019 - Jim Ormond (who previous gave us the "Hudson River Bricks" will be Coming back with a baseball presentation, "The NY Yankees, Babe Ruth, and game at Sing Sing Prison, where the Yankees played the Prisoners."

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October 29, 2019 - Carney Rhinevault and Shannon Butler, our members and also the past and present Hyde Park Historians, have a new book "Hyde Park in the Gilded Age." It will show photos from their book to reflect on the Vanderbilts, Rogerses, Roosevelts, Dinsmores, and Millses and how the local people were employed by them.

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November 17, 2019

The next "Open House" at our Little Red Schoolhouse is scheduled for Sunday, November 17, 2019, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Location is on the grounds of North Park Elementary School, 1593 Route 9G, Hyde Park, NY 12538.

You will start inside the schoolhouse where you will hear the history of the school, followed by a tour outside to see the west side restoration project. There will also be refreshments outside. We don't want any mice coming inside to get any crumbs!! Please invite your family and friends to see how students attended this 1845 historic one-room schoolhouse with one teacher for grades 1-8. This is the only one left in our area. There is no fee, however, donations are always appreciated. For donations of $50 or more, names are put on the framed list of Donors on the inside wall. Jeff Fishwick, the VP and Director of the LRS, will be there to show attendees the west side of the building that he is currently restoring. This is the last side that needs to be done.

We hope to see you there on November 17th! For additional info. call: Jeff Fishwick at 845-546-1194, or Patsy Costello at 845-229-2559.

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                                         PLEASE DONATE


CLICK HERE TO PRINT 2019 DONATION FORM

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"Open House" events at the Little Red Schoolhouse: Work continues at the Little Red Schoolhouse to preserve it for future generations to enjoy. The location is on the grounds of North Park Elementary School at 1593 Route 9G, Hyde Park, NY. This is the only one-room schoolhouse that still exists in our area and open to visitors at our "Open House" events, or by special tours by calling Jeff Fishwick, 2nd VP & Little Red Schoolhouse Director, at 845-546-1194. When there are future dates selected, they will be announced here. There is no fee, however, donations of any amount for the upkeep of the building are always appreciated. Names of Donors of $50 or more will be posted on a framed list on the inside wall.

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November 26, 2019 - Judy Linville from Staatsburg will show & tell about her new book, "Staatsburg is not Just a Place to Live." She will have copies available to purchase. All of our local history publications would make nice Holiday gifts, especially for those far away that once lived here.

Following the presentations, there will be refreshments and a business meeting.

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HOLIDAY LUCHEON - January 11, 2020
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CLICK HERE TO PRINT HOLIDAY LUNCHEON FORM


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Hc - at 4389 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, Open June through the end of October Saturdays from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m. Sundays from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Please call Gert Trani at (845) 229-5561 or Jim Goring at (845) 416-5122 for members who would like to volunteer to host at our Museum. We would like to have two volunteers each day we are open. Invite your family and friends to see what has been donated by the townspeople and see our collection of Hyde Park memorabilia. There is no fee, however, donations are appreciated. We also have some local historical books for sale.

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Membership dues run from January 1 through December 31. The dues are still $15.00/Individual and $25/Family (two adults at the same address). If you haven't paid them for 2019, they are overdue; please send your check for 2019 to the Town of Hyde Park Historical Society, Attn: Membership Chairman, P.O. Box 182, Hyde Park, NY 12538-0182. We hope you have an enjoyable Holiday Season and look forward to seeing you at our Holiday Luncheon on Saturday, January 11, 2020! Julia Ahlquist will have reservation forms with details for those attending the November 26, 2019 meeting, and they will be sent in the US Mail to those who are unable to attend the meeting.

Should you have any questions, please call Julia Ahlquist for Membership at 845-889-4521, or Patsy N. Costello, the President, at 845-229-2559 or 845-242-4304. See our website for additional information and how to order two new local publications available to purchase. www.townofhydeparkny-historicalsociety.org

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Open House Events at the Little Red Schoolhouse:

Work continues at the Little Red Schoolhouse to preserve it for the future generations to enjoy.
There are usually two Open House events on the grounds of North Park Elementary School,
1593 Route 9G, Hyde Park, NY on Sunday afternoons in the Fall. This is the only one-room schoolhouse
that still exists in our area and open to visitors at Open House events, or special tours by calling
Jeff Fishwick, 2nd VP & Little Red Schoolhouse Director, at 845-546-1194.
There is no fee, however, donations for the upkeep of the building are always appreciated.

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We also have some local historical books for sale. See: http://www.townofhydeparkny-historicalsociety.org/h_s_publications.html

See our website for additional information and how to order two new local publications available to purchase. www.townofhydeparkny-historicalsociety.org

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NOTE: There is no hardcopy being mailed to those who have email.
So please mark your calendar for your records.

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SEE NEW PUBLICATIONS

CLICK HERE TO PRINT PUBLICATION FORM

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