Cultural Institutions

Cultural Institutions

Dutchess County

Brief Description of the county

Dutchess County is located in southeastern New York State, between the Hudson River on its west and the New York-Connecticut border on its east, about halfway between the cities of Albany and New York. It contains two cities: Beacon and Poughkeepsie.

The Starr Library in Rhinebeck was founded in 1862, and has been serving patrons ever since. The mission of the library is to provide the Rhinebeck community with the highest quality library and information services.

The Staatsburg Library was used as a Reading Room in 1891 and was granted its first charter by the state of New York in 1894. Today the library has expanded its collection and seeks to meet the intellectual wants and needs of all members of the...

The Tivoli Free Library is a small, independent institution, but through their one-room library, you can access the world. In addition to their own collection, they offer high-speed Internet access, and can get just about any book for you through...

Did you know that the Trevor Zoo is one-of-a-kind? It is, in fact, the only zoo in this country that is located at a high school. The zoo was established in 1936 at Millbrook School, a coeducational independent high school in Millbrook, New York...

The Wappingers Historical Society was created in 1967, when John Ferris, a fourth generation local resident, realized that much of the Village's history was being discarded or given away. Many items were being taken out of the area as older...

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