Welcome to The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History

Welcome

 

Welcome to the website of The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History, an exciting new community resource located in the historic Rondout waterfront district of Kingston, New York.

OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS

Wednesday, October 22, 5:30 pm: The first organizational meeting for the 2015 Kingston Community Block Party, the Reher Center’s annual multicultural festival, will be held at the Downtown Visitors Center, 20 Broadway.  All who wish to participate are welcome to attend.

Saturday, October 25th, 11 am – 2 pm: Visit the Reher Center core exhibit, “Rondout Revisited,” at the Matthewis Persen House, 74 John Street, Kingston, NY.  The Persen House will be closing for the season Saturday, November 22.

The first building to fall to urban renewal.   Photograph courtesy  of Gene Dauner.

The first building to fall to urban renewal.
Photograph courtesy of Gene Dauner.

 

Sunday, October 26, 11 am – 5 pm: Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History celebrates Ulster County Heritage Week with a Screening of “Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal” and an Opportunity to Tour the Historic Reher Bakery Building. Details

 

 

A project of the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, the Reher Center is rooted in the Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), often expressed today by working for social justice.  In keeping with its mission, the Center serves not only as a museum highlighting Rondout’s rich history of diversity and commerce, but also as a cultural hub where all people can gather  to explore and share their varied traditions, past and present, in search of common ground.

Learn more about mission, our building and our programs by touring our website.