The Story Continues: Portraits of Today's Immigrant Businesses

Portraits and stories of a diverse group of contemporary immigrant business owners and artists who live and work in the Rondout.

Photographic Portraits by Nancy Donskoj
Accompanying Text by Lynn Woods
Open July 7, 2018 - through August 26, 2018

Purchase “The Story Continues” catalog. 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. Proceeds support future Reher Center Gallery programming.

Since the early 19th century, Rondout’s lower Broadway has attracted generations of entrepreneurial immigrants, one of whom was Frank Reher, who emigrated from Krakow and opened a bread bakery at the corner of Broadway and Spring Street in 1908. The trend continues today, with immigrants from Mexico, Italy, Morocco, Austria, Sweden and other countries opening businesses in the neighborhood to support their families and grow Kingston’s economy. This inaugural exhibit honors that legacy.

Many thanks to the Hudson Valley Credit Union for their sponsorship of this exhibit.


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.