Mollie Reher with sisters Gertie and Elsie at the “Spring Street Beach” where the family would cool off in the evenings after long days in the bakery.

The mission of the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History is to preserve and present stories with universal appeal about immigration, community, work and bread. It uses its historic bakery building in Kingston’s Rondout neighborhood to forge emotional connections among all peoples through tours and programs.

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During Summer 2018, portions of the Reher Center's historic buildings will be open to the public for select tours and events. To follow our progress as we develop this new community resource, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and sign up for Updates and Event News.

Please note that the Reher Center is an historic structure that is not presently wheelchair accessible.

July 7th, Reher Center Open House

Visit the Reher Center between 1 PM and 8 PM on Saturday July 7th, 2018 to relax and enjoy food in our courtyard.

1PM and 3PM
Reserve tickets to explore the past, present and future of historic Reher’s Bakery on a guided one-hour tour with our new Director, Sarah Litvin. From 1908 until 1980, Reher’s Bakery was a family-run bread bakery that fed the diverse Rondout community. Today, the Reher Center is in the process of preserving and re-inventing the site as a cultural and culinary community center and museum. All tours include a visit to our new gallery space to view three exhibits that trace Rondout’s commercial history. Light refreshments for these tours are generously donated by Graziano’s Downtown Café.

Tickets are limited, so reserve early.

5PM - 8PM
View three exhibits on historic and contemporary Rondout in our new gallery space and celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit, “The Story Continues, Portraits of Today’s Immigrant Businesses”.

Reher Center Committee Chair

Geoffrey Miller

Reher Center Director

Sarah Litvin


Committee Members

Barbara Blas
Howard Blas
Barbara Cohen
Nancy Donskoj
Kevin Godbey
Carol Super Gold
Richard Heyl de Ortiz
Lewis Kirschner
Ward Mintz



99-101 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401