Cathy Lilburne at the Lawn Party

Cathy Lilburne wins "Best History Hat" at the PCHS Lawn Party.

What's New:

Fall 2008 Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter online to learn more about the
Hudson-Fulton Quadricentennial in 2009, as well as photos
of "hats on parade" from our Lawn Party on July 19, and
much more.


The West Point Foundry: Unearthing the Past, Forging a Future

March 30 – December 14, 2008

Dr. Martin

Dr. Patrick Martin leads an excavation at the West Point Foundry Preserve.

The full arc of American industrial history, from thriving manufacturing to malign neglect to rediscovery and restitution is on display at The West Point Foundry: Unearthing the Past, Forging a Future, which tells the story of two centuries of industrial innovation and ecological destruction and renewal at West Point Foundry Preserve. Visitors can take in the exhibition of photographs, schematics, artifacts and interactive displays as well as PCHS’s permanent collection of historical materials from the West Point Foundry. They can then tour the actual foundry site, now owned by environmental group Scenic Hudson and the subject of
a multi-year industrial archeological exploration by the Industrial Archaeology Program at Michigan Technological University. Read more.

(View the West Point Foundry Preserve Trail Map or download the pdf).

Every Sunday at 2pm: Heritage Way Walking Tours
Expert guides lead visitors on a tour of historic downtown Cold Spring.
Meet at Main Street & Railroad Plaza at 2:00 PM.

Saturday, September 27: Dutchess County Day
Free Admission to all Dutchess County Residents. Please show ID at the door.

Saturday, September 27, 10 am- 2 pm: Cold Spring Harvest Festival

Join PCHS for historic children’s crafts on the lawn of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1 Chestnut Street in Cold Spring. Activities include apple head dolls, pumpkin painting and a petting zoo. The Harvest Festival is sponsored by the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, please call 845-265-4010 or check our Calendar of Events.