Hello, friends! Happy New Year! We hope you are all well. Winter is upon us and that means winter maintenance projects here at the Brinckerhoff House. Recently, we just finished repairing cracked plaster and repainting our c.1830 summer kitchen on the southwestern end of our farmhouse. Currently we are repairing damaged plaster and repainting what is believed to have been the farm’s warming kitchen and currently being utilized as a more modernized kitchen that is used for preparing special events. There is never an end to maintaining our 274 year old house. We are also continuing to sort through and catalog recent donated items, such as local documents, photos, books, and other antiques. Thank you to those folks who have renewed their memberships for 2024! If you haven’t joined or renewed yet, we invite you to do that as soon as you can! We are looking forward to our upcoming events, and we hope that you can join us as we celebrate 64 years as the East Fishkill Historical Society.

As always, we greatly appreciate your continued support for all that we do. Please consider becoming actively involved. With the loss of several key people we welcome any and all help big or small our members are willing to give. We need help with running and presenting events, school field trips, gardening, collections management, operating our general store and other site work. Please share this with any high school students that you know who are looking to fulfill their community service hours prior to graduation. Please contact Rick Soedler.

Thank you one and all! We couldn’t accomplish what we do without your generosity. History matters!