This three-part exhibit that was on display at the Reher Center in 2018 and 2019 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
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.