Preview Tours of Historic Reher’s Bakery

Historic Reher’s Bakery will open to the public this summer for a limited number of small-group guided tours. Join us for a preview of the past, present and future of the site with our new Director, Sarah Litvin.

July 7th at 1PM and 3PM
August 4th at 4PM and 6PM

Reserve Your Free Tickets:

Learn how one immigrant family business fed the diverse Rondout community and delivered bread throughout Kingston from 1908 until 1980. Get an inside look at how the Reher Center is developing the site into a cultural center and museum focusing on immigrant stories of the Hudson Valley.

Visit the retail shop to witness our first steps in re-creating the hubub of Sunday mornings in the 1950s and 1960s, when Kingstonians from the German, Irish, Italian, and Polish communities converged at Reher's Bakery to pick up rolls for breakfast on their way home from church.

Explore the bake room to see the historic 1916 oven and 1947 dough mixer, and to learn how Frank Reher and his six children each played a role in running this business and supporting the family.

Following the guided tour, enjoy the exhibits in our new gallery over light refreshments, generously donated by Graziano’s Downtown Café.

Please note that the Reher Center is not currently wheelchair accessible and the tour includes one flight of stairs.

Questions? Email Sarah Litvin at

Summer 2018 Reher Center Programming is made possible by a generous donation from the Norman I. Krug family of Sonoma Valley inn/Dry Creek Inn.