Upcoming Programs


Sunday, March 18 at 2 pm
“Update from the Copake Iron Works”
Speakers: Milbrey Zelley and Jim Mackin

Sunday, April 15 at 2 pm
“The Colonial Revival in America”
Speaker: David Gallager

Sunday, May 20 at 2 pm
“Hillsdale’s Cemetery Project”
Speakers: Lauren Letellier and Jeanne Kiefer

Friday, June 29, 6 to 8 pm
Summer Sneak Peak Party


Sunday, September 23, 2012, 2 pm
“A History of the Roe Jan School”
Speaker: Peter Cipkowski

Sunday, October 28, 2012, 2 pm
“The Great Road: Henry Knox and the Revolutionary War Trail in Western Massachusetts”
Speaker: Bernard A. Drew

Saturday, November 10, 2012, 2 pm
“The History of Undermountain Golf Course”
Speakers: Pat and Jack Shakshober and Trish MacArthur

Sunday, December 9, 2012, 2 pm
Holiday Open House and Gift Sale
Books, Cookies and More!

Sunday, March 17, 2013,  pm
“Lincoln’s Secret”
Speaker: Edward Peck

Sunday, April 21, 2013, 2 pm
“The Historic Churches of Ancram”
Speakers: Monica Cleveland, Clara Van Tassel, Robin Massa

Sunday, May 19, 2013, 2 pm
“A Mostly True History of Copake Falls aka Snake Pond”
Speaker: Peter Cipkowski

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 1 pm
Garden Event

Friday, September 20, 2013, 7 pm at Hillsdale Town Hall
“A History of  Roe Jan Community Library”
Speaker: Peter Cipkowski

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 2 pm at the Museum
“A Panel on Roe Jan Recreation”
Panel: Rich Edwards, Bill Newcomb, Judy Whitbeck, Ray Doherty and the Shackshober Family

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 1 pm at the Museum
“Art in the Park”
Speaker: Jim Macken

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 4 pm at the Roe Jan Library
“A History of Copake”
Speaker: Howard Blue

Sunday, November 2, 2013, 2 pm at the Ancram Town Hall
“One Room School Houses”
Speakers: Roger Mooney and Lynne Perrella

Sunday, March 16, 2014, 2 pm at the Museum
“Trains in the Roe Jan Area and Beyond”
Speaker: Bernard Rudberg

Sunday, April 12, 2014, 2 pm at the Museum
“The History of Charcoal Making in Mount Washington”
Speakers: Mary King Austin and Cory Hines

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 2 pm
“Brand-new Copake History Slideshow (Part II)”
Speaker: Howard Blue

Sunday, June 20, 2014, 6 pm
Annual Meeting at Swiss Hutte
Speaker: David Saums on the Harlem Railroad

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2 pm at the Museum
“The Railroads of the Roe Jan Area”
Panel: David Saums, W. George Cook, Patrick Delgrande

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2 pm at the Museum
“The Greenwich House Camp”
The panel includes: Sharon Powers, Susan, Flora and Herb Bergquist

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 3 pm at the Library
“A History of Hillsdale”
Speaker: Peter Cipkowski
Co-sponsored by Historic Hillsdale

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2 pm
“Creating a Museum at the Copake Iron Works”
Panel: Jim Macken, Robin Bruce, Bob Hunter

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 2 pm at the Museum
The Mohicans of Bash Bish Falls
Speaker: Paul McBride
Co-sponsored by the Mount Washington Historical Society

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2 pm at the Museum
The Summer Camps of the Roe Jan Area
Panel: Ed Horrowitz (Camp Pontiac) Cindy Raabe and Sharon Powers (Greenwich House)

Friday, June 19, 2015, 6 pm
Annual Meeting
Speaker: Marty Podskoch “CCC Camps”

Friday, July 3, 5-7 pm at the Museum
Summer Exhibit Opening

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 3 pm at the Roe Jan Library
“The Hillsdale Toll House”
Speakers: Peter Cipkowski and William Krattinger

Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 2 pm at the Museum
“The history of the Rocks, Minerals, and Landscapes of the Taconic Range”
Speakers: Robert and Johanna Titus

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 12:00-4:30 pm at the Museum
Holiday Open House
Third Annual Copake Falls Winter Walk

Sunday, March 13, 2016, 2 pm at the Museum
“The RJHS Oral History Project”
Speakers: Julia Brandi, Peter Cipkowski, Marilyn Herrington

Sunday, April 10, 2 pm at the Museum
“A Tale of Two Toll Houses: How the Columbia Turnpike Changed Columbia County”
Speakers: Peter Cipkowski and David Hart

Sunday, May 15, at 2 pm at the Museum
Copake Iron Works
Speaker: Edgar Masters

Friday, June 17, at 6 pm at the Swiss Hutte
Annual Meeting
Speaker: Peter Jung “Bash Bish and The Hudson River School”

Sunday, October 9, 2016, at  2 pm
“Bash Bish Falls: Inspiration and History”
at the RJHS museum in Copake Falls

Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 4 pm
“All Roads to the River: The 1799 Columbia Turnpike and Historic Toll Houses”
Village Hall, 6 Chatham Street in Kinderhook 12106
In partnership with the Columbia County Historical Society and Historic Hudson

Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 2 pm
Hell’s Acres: Boston Corners and the Prizefight
Speaker: Rich Rosenzweig

Sunday, April 23, at 2 pm
“The Austerlitz House Project”
Speaker: Tom Moreland and Michael Rebic

Friday, June 16 at 6 – 8 pm
Sneak Peak Party: Turnpike Exhibit
at the RJHS Museum in Copake Falls

Sunday, September 17 at 2 pm
Revolution on the Roads
Speaker: Lex Lalli

Thursday, October 26 at 6 pm
Thursday, November 2 at 6 pm
“A Brief History of Hudson’s Experience with Urban Renewal”
Speaker: Peter Cipkowski
Location: Hudson Area Library, Hudson, NY

Sunday, November 12 at 2 pm
“35 Years of Collecting”
Speaker: Mike Fallon