Street Address
549 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602
Mailing Address
PO Box 88
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602
phone: 845-471-1630
fax: 845-471-8777
Tues-Fri 10-3 by Appointment, please.
Free, donations welcomed at door; $20 fee if nonmember to use library. Genealogy research available by the hour for fee.
Museum Type(s)
Stephanie Mauri, Research Coordinator


The Society is the sole preservationist of a complete collection of Dutchess County history from its earliest days to the present. Children, families, seniors, all are welcomed to use our facilities. Focus on local history, genealogy, and collections management for research purposes.

Artifacts Collections

Textiles, limited furniture, prints and engravings, postcards, antiquarian books, etc.

Research Collections

  • Various old Hudson Valley families including many Quaker documents and photographs.

Educational Programs

Children's/school tours of Glebe House, our sister site, are available. Revolutionary era Tory residence was the Glebe with 250 acres at one time.


Access: General Public, Members

Appointment required: Yes