The full seven-DVD series is now available for $27.95. Please send check or money order to the Museum of Rhinebeck History, PO Box 816, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, and you should receive your set within three weeks of ordering. If you are one of the many who have already purchased the first four DVDs for $19.95 as we had offered on this website until now, you can purchase the three new DVDs for $8.00 to complete the set.)
In spring 2005, Alex McKnight and Steve Hubbert undertook a unique project on behalf of the Museum. They coordinated a filming on several dates of Rhinecliff natives who were recollecting their early days in Rhinebeck, the period 1920-59. Topics included: Railroads; the Hudson River; Firehouses, The Hamlet, and Morton Library; Rhinecliff School and Sports; Rhinecliff Hotel, the Three Churches, and The Estates; and the last two DVDs included discussion on photos which are shown in a roundtable format.
The following footage shows a small sampling of this work. We are grateful to Steve Hubbert, our media/technology specialist, for volunteering many hours of his time in preparing the final product. And we are also thankful to our former trustee, Alex McKnight, whose narration helped keep the discussion lively and entertaining. We hope you will enjoy this box set.
This initiative is part of the Museum of Rhinebeck History's Oral History Project. To date over four dozen people have been interviewed, and one publication has been produced using some of the material from the earlier grouping of oral histories, which covered the schools and churches of Rhinebeck. To obtain a copy of that publication, titled Rhinebeck: The Parlor City, please call the number below, or send $3.89 ($3 per copy plus 89 cents per copy for postage and handling) to Museum of Rhinebeck History, P.O. Box 816, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.
For further information on these initiatives, please call the museum office at 871-1798