The Homestead Chronicle

The Homestead Chronical is published quarterly (January, April, July and October) by volunteer members of the Historical Society.  Each member receives a copy by email.  If you would like to be part of the writing team, please contact us at

April 2020

Featured Articles include The Great Automobile Race of 1908, Local School leaders James S. Evans and  Roy C. Ketcham, and the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic

Did you miss one of our previous editions - or just want to have a look again at an article you enjoyed?

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History of The Homestead Chronicle

The Homestead Chronicle gets its name as a tribute to the now defunct "Wappingers Chronicle" of the late 1800's and the early 1900s. Its tag line was "Devoted to the Interests of the Village"; the "Village" being the Village of Wappingers Falls. For The Homestead Chronicle, our tagline could be "Devoted to the Interests of our Membership", as that is what we strive to do with each issue.


The Homestead Chronicle was designed and produced by Jackie Hammond, a longtime member and friend to our Society. Jackie started the Homestead Chronicle with the April 2015 edition. In 2018 Jackie moved to Delaware to be near her family and handed over her Editor's pen to Eileen Stickle, who is the current Editor. Eileen has maintained the style and content type that is similar to what Jackie had provided to us, but has added her own style along the way.


Of course, we rely on many other volunteers for their time and talent to make this publication a success every quarter; so a big thanks to all who have assisted

Wappingers Newspapers

Click here to read a history of Wappingers newspapers. This article a scan of pages 50-51 from a booklet created by "Committee '71" as a part of the Centennial celebration of the Village of Wappingers Falls in 1971. The name of the booklet is "Wappingers Falls Past & Present 1871 - 1971. The entire booklet is in our Archives and is available for viewing. 




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Wappingers Falls, NY 12590


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