The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History opened its new gallery space in 2018. Our gallery is the only space in Kingston devoted to the history of the Rondout neighborhood and the immigrant stories of the Hudson Valley, past and present.

2018 exhibitions were made possible by a generous donation from the Norman I. Krug family of Sonoma Valley Inn/Dry Creek Inn. We are seeking sponsors for Summer 2019 exhibitions.

You can still purchase your copy of The Story Continues by Nancy Donskoj.
Moving portraits, in photographs and text, honor the hard-working entrepreneurs who are rebuilding the Rondout neighborhoods of Kingston NY today and seamlessly connect the immigrant stories of our neighborhood, past and present. All proceeds benefit the Reher Center.

Rondout Revisited

This three-part permanent exhibit documents the arc of an American river port and its diverse community over 150 years by focusing on changes to Broadway, Rondout's central commercial strip.

Curated by Geoff Miller and Susan Basch

Accompanying text by Lynn Woods

Viewing Hours: Re-opens May 4th, 2019, Saturdays & Sundays Noon to 5PM

Circa 1820 describes Rondout when it was still Kingston Landing, a small community comprised of a handful of farms and stores and several docks to accommodate the river trade. Image courtesy Friends of Historic Kingston.

Circa 1914 captures Rondout in the years after the closing of the Delaware & Hudson Canal, during which time it continued to thrive as a commercial center and transportation hub. Photos courtesy Friends of Historic Kingston.

The Urban Renewal Years documents Rondout during the 1960s, when it was in serious decline and the neighborhood east of Broadway was demolished. This section of the exhibit is based around the photographs of Robert Haines and Eugene Dauner, with text by freelance journalist Lynn Woods.