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.

 

Current Exhibit

Sewing in Kingston

Stitching past to present: Sewing In Kingston. A new exhibition and program series. Click here to explore the exhibition.

Outdoor Exhibits


Braiding Bread & Traditions

Currently on view in the Reher Center windows, this exhibit features mouthwatering photographs by renowned local photographer Aaron Rezny spotlighting local Rondout Rolls by Rosie General, Filipino Ensaymada by Lamissa Events LLC., and Guatemalan Pan Dulce by Super Pan Panadería Hispana.

Sponsored by former Congregation Ahavath Israel. This exhibit is funded in part by a Humanities New York SHARP Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

Photo by Aaron Rezny.


Stitched Together

An exhibit featuring student research and interpretation of the stories of nine former employees of F. Jacobson and Sons Shirt Factory ca 1918. Students from Kingston Catholic School, Rhinebeck High, and Ulster BOCES Fashion and Merchandising programs have worked throughout the 2020/2021 school year to research and imagine these women's lives. We present their stories visually using posters in our courtyard .

On view in the courtyard of the Reher Center through December.

Funded in Part by a 2020 Humanities New York Action Grant.


A People’s History of Kingston’s Rondout Neighborhood

Gain a new perspective on Kingston history by following the story of the Rondout from the 17th century to today.

Panel exhibit permanently on view on the outdoor wall of the Reher Center along Spring Street.

 

Funded in Part by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

Past Exhibits

The Spaces Between - 2019
Immigrant Stories & Refuge or Refusal - 2019
Life Above the Store - 2018
The Story Continues - 2018
Rondout Revisited - 2018