The Reher Center has the only gallery in the Hudson Valley dedicated to our region's immigrant stories past and present.

The space functioned as a hayloft or storage for nearly 100 years.
We opened it to the public as a Gallery, Classroom, Visitors Center, and Office in 2018.
We have hosted 7 exhibits, 30 public programs, and served more than 600 school children, despite our site lacking bathrooms or running water.
With thanks to our generous donors and a brilliant team of professionals, we've completed a renovation with modern comforts and ties to the past. Here's an overview of what we did:
  • Built bathrooms and created a kitchenette for events
  • Installed electricity along the south side of the Gallery and enhanced lighting for exhibits and events throughout the space
  • Installed sheetrock on the ceiling and some walls, and sealed the bricks to improve air quality
  • Invested in green HVAC systems
  • Leveled and replaced the floor
  • Created an office space for our staff
We will come together again safely for programs that share stories of struggle and resilience, celebrate our diversity, and reveal how very much we have in common.

  • Students from Cooperstown Graduate Program Emma Glaser and Amanda Berman measure the Storefront Windows as part of their work on a Reher Center Furnishings Plan in March, 2018, as their professor, Cindy Falk, takes notes.
  • Grow Our Gallery, Build Our Bathroom
    Geoffrey Miller, Nancy Donskoj and Lew Kirschner, members of the Reher Center Steering Committee, look on as Tyson McCasland measures the upper windows to prepare for the installation of large-scale images.
  • Both 101 and 99 Broadway were painted blue, red, and white in the 1980s, after Reher’s Bakery closed. 101 Broadway had been restored to its original yellow and green colors during the Reher Center’s 2009 Storefront Restoration Project. Here Richy paints 99 to match.

We have so many people to thank for getting us to this point! Architect Dorothy Pierson of PS Design worked with our Buildings and Grounds team. She handed her drawings off to Rick Whelan of Dittodoesdesign who art directed the rendering. Rendering was donated by Rick’s longtime client Nathan Brauer  of Ralph Gillis architecture. We are so grateful to them and all of the others who weighed in on designs along the way! Including Rebecca Shea, Mike Prudhomme, Marilyn Kaplan of Preservation Architecture New York, and more!

Patron $10,000+

Community Manufacturing Solutions
Eli and Susan Basch
The Lester & Phyllis Epstein Foundation
Carol and RonDavid Super Gold
The Louis Greenspan Charitable Trust
Ward Mintz and Floyd Lattin
Radio Kingston

Leader $5,000+

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley


Sponsor $2,500+

The Francis and Famiglietti Families
The Holzman and Lieblich Families
Phyllis Pierson
The Rubel and Knauer Family
Timely Signs of Kingston, Inc.
Emily and Frank Vogl

Supporter $1,000+

Barbara Cohen
Nancy Donskoj
Richard S. and Harriet K. Fein Donor Advised Fund of
       Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
Arnie and Mariel Goran
The Litvin and Riese Families
Barry Mayo
Geoffrey Miller
Mintz Lattin Arts and Culture Fund of
       Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
Rondout Savings Bank
Robert Tonner
Ulster County Italian American Foundation

Friend $500+

Barbara Blas
Carlo and Martha Castiglioni
Charities Aid Foundation of America
Kathleen Cloonan
Ken Dahl
Ariel Stengel Garay
Megan Greenberg
Joel Litvin
Randy Greene Mundi
Randolph Myerson
Julio and Isabel Nazario
Lyle Pierson
Mitchell Riese
Rotary Club of Kingston, NY
Harris Safier
Arlene Shechet
Jessica and Michael Singer
Don and Judy Tallerman
Ron Woods

Associate $250+

Jill Ammerata
Kemp Battle
Ernest Baxter
Leslie Bedford
The Brakman Family
Rachel Brandenburger
Hayes Clement
Christopher Curtin
Mary Anna Cusick
Sarah Diamond
Scott Dutton
Judith Ellis
Ettinger Law Firm
Solon Gordon
Roberta Gratz
Stephen and Susan Hirsch
Arielle and Andrea Hirschfeld
Josh and Rose Koplovitz
Stuart Lipkind
Deborah R. Litvin
Sam Litvin
Sarah Litvin
Barbara and Phil Mansfield
Tali Mazor
Howard Messing
Maura Murphy
Skit Rabbino
Joseph Toochin