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 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 2016 MEMBERSHIP FORM

Membership dues for 2016 run from January through December.
Checks for dues for 2016 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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ER Knit-In which will be on May 7, 2017
The Town of Hyde Park Historical Society Invites You To Attend our Tenth "Eleanor Roosevelt Knit-In"
DATE: Sunday, May 7, 2017
TIME: 1:00 - 5:00 P.M.
PLACE: Henry A. Wallace Visitor's Center
at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Home
Route 9, Hyde Park, NY

Participants will Knit or Crochet blocks for afghans to "Warm Up America"
which are donated to the Troops, local charitable organizations, etc.
Please bring acrylic yarn and needles to make 7" x 9" blocks.
There will be a program about "Eleanor," a Roosevelt DVD shown,
and a free admission pass to The FDR Presidential Library and Museum.
Tea and light Refreshments will be Served.

Reservations Required This event benefits the Town of Hyde Park Historical Society.

Please send a check for $20 per person to
the HPHS, P. O. Box 182, Hyde Park, NY 12538
by April 19, 2017
For information call: 845-229-2559 or 845-229-7711
Website: www.townofhydeparkny-historicalsociety.org
CLICK HERE TO PRINT 2017 Eleanor Roosevelt Knit-In RESERVATION FORM

CLICK HERE TO PRINT 2017 Eleanor Roosevelt Knit-In SPONSOR FORM
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Historical Society Museum Our Museum in the former firehouse at 4389 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY,
is open from June first through the end of October on Saturdays from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. It contains many artifacts donated by the townspeople, including the voting machine when FDR ran against President Hoover in 1932, with the ballot still intact! We also have a display of the 240th US Army's MP Battalion when they were here to protect President Roosevelt during WWII. We also have many publications available for purchase, and we encourage residents to record their family history for our files for future generations to know about the history of their families. There is no fee, however, donations are appreciated. We hope to see you at our meetings and upcoming events.

For membership information call Julia Ahlquist at 845-889-4521,
and for any other information, call Patsy N. Costello, the President, at 845-229-2559 or Email: Patsyc97@AOL.com.

Also, please see our website: www.townofhydeparkny-historicalsociety.org
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HPHS Museum - 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 if you would like to volunteer to host at the 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 our collection of Hyde Park memorabilia.
There is no fee, however, donations are appreciated. We also have some local historical books for sale.


We hope you are having an enjoyable summer and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming meetings and events.
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.

NOTE: There is no hardcopy being mailed to those who have email.
So please print this notice for your records and mark your calendar.
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WWII Aircraft Warning Service Building - Historic Sign

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The Town of Hyde Park Historical Society and friends gathered at the Rhinebeck Bank property on Violet Avenue in Hyde Park, NY on June 6, 2015 to commemorate the installation of a sign obtained from a grant by The William G. Pomeroy Foundation to recognize the site of a WWII Aircraft Warning Service building in the area. The building itself was on the east side of the road. Patsy N. Costello, Historical Society President, gave the history recorded in Helen Myers' journal when she was a feature writer for "The Poughkeepsie New Yorker." Supervisor Aileen Rohr also spoke about preserving our history. Approximately 40 attendees heard the details behind the Aircraft Warning Service building where volunteers watched for enemy planes during WWII. A few of those attending were "spotters" themselves as teenagers, and several attendees' family members who came told of their relatives and neighbors being dedicated to this cause.

While traveling on Route 9G (Violet Avenue) check out the new historic sign by the Rhinebeck Bank. A booklet was put together for the event, and copies may be obtained at the Town of Hyde Park Historical Society Museum, open Saturdays from 10-2 and Sundays from 1-4 through the end of October. For additional information call Patsy N. Costello at 845-229-2559.





The Aircraft Warning Service building was dedicated in November 1942 and is no longer standing.
This sign is dedicated to those who served as "spotters" during WWII watching 12/7 for enemy airplanes.

Submitted by: Patsy N. Costello, President
Town of Hyde Park Historical Society
P. O. Box 182 Hyde Park, NY 12538

Website: www.townofhydeparkny-historicalsociety.org

Phone: 845-229-2559
Cell: 845-242-4304
Email: Patsyc97@AOL.com

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HPHS Museum - at 4389 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, open from June through the end of October.
Currently seeking a volunteer Museum Director.
Open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

To volunteer at the Museum, call Patsy Costello at (845) 229-2559.

We would like to have two volunteers each day we are open.
Invite your family and friends to see what has been donated by townspeople and our collection of Hyde Park memorabilia.

There is no fee, however, donations are appreciated.

We also have some local historical books for sale.
Please visit us to see artifacts donated by the townspeople.

For special tours, call Patsy Costello at (845) 229-2559.

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