Rondout Revisited

Written by Mike Rice on Jul 5th, 2013 in Past Projects | No Comments

Thanks to the Office of Tourism of the City of Kingston, in the summer of 2011 the committee relocated a part of its previous exhibit,  Rondout Revisited c. 1914, to the second floor gallery of the Downtown Heritage Area Visitor’s Center.  Taking advantage of the new space, the exhibit was expanded to present an overview of Rondout’s history from 1820, […]

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Rondout Revisited c. 1914

Written by Mike Rice on Jul 5th, 2013 in Past Projects | No Comments

On June 5, 2010, the Reher Bakery was opened to the general public for the first time in conjunction with Timefest Kingston, a city-wide celebration of history and culture.  People were allowed access to the bakery retail space, with much of its original shelving and cabinetry still intact, and the bakery work room, with its coal-fired oven dating back to […]

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Saving a Building/Building a Community

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Saving a Building/Building a Community: A forum on the strengthening of our community through historic preservation, cultural tourism and economic development The Reher Center received a big boost in the fall of 2010 when it was awarded a $9,000 Preserve New York Grant from the Preservation League of New York and the New York State Council on the Arts to […]

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A Nosh, Some Nostalgia and a 2¢ Plain

Written by Mike Rice on Jul 5th, 2013 in Past Projects | No Comments

Oral history was one of the primary means by which the Jewish History Project Committee of the Jewish Federation of Ulster County acquired the background information it needed to mount the Jewish History of Kingston exhibit in 2002.  Following the success of that exhibit, the committee decided present a special evening grounded in oral history: A Nosh, Some Nostalgia and […]

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A Jewish History of Kingston

Written by Mike Rice on Jul 5th, 2013 in Past Projects | No Comments

The Jewish History of Kingston Exhibit: From First Settlement to 1965 was planned as the Jewish Federation of Ulster County’s contribution to a year of special activities commemorating the 350th anniversary of the founding of Kingston, New York.  A Jewish History Project Committee was quickly formed.  The first step the committee took was to invite the Jewish community to provide […]

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