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 Amenia Free Library was founded in 1938 and has the special feature of rare historical books. They exist to encourage people of all ages to enjoy reading.

Incorporated in 1976, the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. (the Bardavon) is a New York State nonprofit corporation that owns and operates two historic theaters and the region’s premiere orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic (the HVP). The...

The Beekman Library strives to be relevant to all residents and to contribute to the sense of community in the town of Beekman. The mission of the Beekman Library is to provide town residents the library materials and services that meet their...

The Blodgett Memorial Library was founded in Fishkill, NY in 1934 and has a large print room, Children’s section, and study spaces.

Dia:Beacon presents Dia Art Foundation’s collection from the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions, new commissions, and public and education programs.