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Decoding the Past: Gifts and Presents

  • Adriance Memorial Library

    93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY (map)

    41.700411 -73.929846

  • Join the Dutchess County Historical Society's panel of experts to uncover the hidden tales behind gifts and presents in the society's collections.

    In this interactive event, Dutchess County Historian William P. Tatum III and local experts will unravel the process through which museum, historical society, archive, and library staff discover the stories behind unique and interesting items in collections across Dutchess County. Have you ever wondered how historians handle objects that arrive on their desks out of the blue? How curators and collections care specialists address strange artifacts with sketchy histories that are already in their collections? This is your chance to find out!

    Admission is free and open to the public.

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