Thank you to everyone who made our 2018 season exploring World War One a tremendous success! The popularity of our programs continues to grow, an encouraging sign of the region's interest in local history.
We are currently planning the 2019 series, which will focus on the pivotal years of 1919-1920. Potential themes include the end of World War One (Treaty of Versailles was June 1919), Prohibition (Congress passed the Volstead Act in July 1919), and Women's Suffrage (the states ratified the 19th Amendment in August 1920). Programming will run from April through July, when we will reprise our popular Summer Lawn Party. There may be a fall series if there is sufficient demand, though this is an incredibly busy time for our local historical societies.
We look forward to welcoming you again in early 2019! Best wishes for a great conclusion to your 2018.
The Historic Tavern Trail brings history and local cuisine together, while introducing the community to iconic locales, with each installment held at a different historic location. This program series is joint project of the Dutchess County Historian's Office and Dutchess Tourism, Inc, with support from the Dutchess County Historical Society.