Nov
2
12:00 PM12:00

Chocolate Festival Open House

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As part of Red Hook’s 2019 Chocolate Festival, Historic Red Hook will open the doors of the Elmendorph Inn to one and all. In the ‘Chocolate House’ watch a demonstration by our County Historian of how chocolate was first made, learn about the history of Red Hook’s Baker Chocolate Factory and enjoy live music. Free and open to the public.

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Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Meeting & Dinner

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All Historic Red Hook members are invited to attend our annual business meeting and then join us for a scrumptious dinner and the evening’s highlight — the debut of a video portrait by documentary filmmaker Seth Kramer of former Town Supervisor Sue Crane, whose Red Hook roots run deep.

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Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Hardscrabble Day on the Elmendorph Green

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Join us for our ever-popular Hardscrabble Day offerings - now bigger and better than ever with our new Elmendorph Green and StoryStudio spaces. And it’s all about apples this year! Enjoy apple pie and ice cream, apple-bobbing, apple cider-making, “apple” yoga and an apple picking display outside on the Green. Be the first to see the StoryStudio’s newest exhibit, “How About Them Apples!.” Relax under the trees and listen to local musician Erin Hobson. Bring the whole family to enjoy the farm animals, sit on an antique tractor and share the fun!

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Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

Alexander Gilson: From Property to Property Owner

Visit the new StoryStudio adjacent to the Elmendorph Inn, and view its inaugural exhibition, "Alexander Gilson: From Property to Property Owner." The exhibit tells the remarkable story of Montgomery Place gardener, Alexander Gilson, an African-American slave who, after being freed, stayed on as head gardener, eventually opening his own business. Also take a tour of the Methodist Burial Ground just down the street, where Gilson is buried.

The exhibit will be open Sundays, 1-4 pm, until Labor Day weekend and also viewable on Tuesday afternoons, 1-4 pm, when the Elmendorph Inn is open.

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Jul
7
1:00 PM13:00

Alexander Gilson: From Property to Property Owner

Visit the new StoryStudio adjacent to the Elmendorph Inn, and view its inaugural exhibition, "Alexander Gilson: From Property to Property Owner." The exhibit tells the remarkable story of Montgomery Place gardener, Alexander Gilson, an African-American slave who, after being freed, stayed on as head gardener, eventually opening his own business. Also take a tour of the Methodist Burial Ground just down the street, where Gilson is buried.

The exhibit will be open Sundays, 1-4 pm, until Labor Day weekend and also viewable on Tuesday afternoons, 1-4 pm, when the Elmendorph Inn is open.

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Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Alexander Gilson: From Property to Property Owner

Visit the new StoryStudio adjacent to the Elmendorph Inn, and view its inaugural exhibition, "Alexander Gilson: From Property to Property Owner." The exhibit tells the remarkable story of Montgomery Place gardener, Alexander Gilson, an African-American slave who, after being freed, stayed on as head gardener, eventually opening his own business. Also take a tour of the Methodist Burial Ground just down the street, where Gilson is buried.

The exhibit will be open Sundays, 1-4 pm, until Labor Day weekend and also viewable on Tuesday afternoons, 1-4 pm, when the Elmendorph Inn is open.

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Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Alexander Gilson: From Property to Property Owner

Tour Red Hook's oldest public building, the Elmendorph Inn, a mid-18th century restored stagecoach inn. Visit the adjacent new StoryStudio with its inaugural exhibition, "Alexander Gilson: From Property to Property Owner." The exhibit tells the remarkable story of Montgomery Place gardener, Alexander Gilson, an African-American slave who, after being freed, stayed on as head gardener, eventually opening his own business. Gilson is buried in the Methodist Burial Ground on Cherry Street. View a video presentation by Bard College students, a quilt about Gilson's life made by community quilters, and a display of historic garden artifacts and plants.

The exhibit will be open Tuesdays and Sundays, 1-4 pm, until Labor Day weekend.

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Memorial Day Open House
May
27
11:00 AM11:00

Memorial Day Open House

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Memorial Day Exhibition and Open House. After Red Hook’s Memorial Day parade and ceremony, Historic Red Hook welcomes visitors to view the traveling exhibition Over Here: the Yet-to-be-Told Stories of Dutchess County’s Men, Women & Children in the World War 1917-1919. Created by the Dutchess County Historical Society, it is being shown in Red Hook for the first time. Light refreshments will be served. Elmendorph Inn.

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Exhibit Opening
May
24
11:30 AM11:30

Exhibit Opening

Exhibit Opening at Historic Red Hook’s new StoryStudio. Alexander Gilson: From Property to Property Owner tells the story of Montgomery Place gardener, Alexander Gilson, an African-American slave, who after being freed, stayed on as head gardener, eventually opened his own business and is buried in the Methodist Burial Ground on Cherry Street. It includes an exhibition by students in a Bard College class about Gilson, a quilt about his life made by community quilters, and a display of historic garden artifacts and plants. Light refreshments will be served. Exhibit is open Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 11:00 – 3:00 p.m.) and runs through Labor Day. StoryStudio, 5 Cherry Street, adjacent to the Elmendorph Inn.

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