The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History opened its new gallery space on July 7, 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.

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

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.

Life Above the Store

Co-curated by Phil Mansfield and Nancy Donskoj

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 1st, 5PM-8PM
Viewing Hours: Sunday, September 2nd, 11AM-1PM
Saturdays through October, 2PM-6PM

Photography by Phil Mansfield of the third-floor apartment at 101 Broadway, over historic Reher’s Bakery. This evocative space remains a time capsule of the 1950s, the era when the Reher family last rented it out. Accompanying text and programming will explore the timeless experience of living over a store.

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

Opening Reception: July 7, 5-8pm
Viewing Hours: Saturdays July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2PM - 6PM

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.