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WAPPINGERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

P.O. Box 174
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

845.632.1281
info@wappingershistoricalsociety.org

We are a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization.

All donations are tax deductible.

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Research Articles

Our research articles are collected from a variety of sources, and are presented here as a broad view of how history is preserved and kept alive. Some are written as short research papers by members of the Society. Others are written professionally by local historians and are reprints of their published works. Still others are compilations that pull together many sources of information in to a single document for study of a specific topic.

If you have an article you would like to share,  please contact us at:

info@wappingershistoricalsociety.org

A Brief History of Stoneco 

John DiDomizio

A summary by John DiDomizio, written 8/19/2013. John gives a view of the Stoneco quarry business that was an important employer in the late 1800's and early 1900's in our area.

Community - The Families of Stoneco

Anthony P. Musso

Anthony P. Musso's article which appeared in the Poughkeepsie Journal April 11, 2012 on the stone quarry worker community of Stoneco and their families.

Estate Housed the Powerful

Anthony P. Musso

Author Anthony P. Musso tells the story behind the estate on Sheafe Road that once was home to powerful families. 

Mary Lenox Sheafe Diaries

Rena Corey

"19th Century diaries reveal religious history of the area”, by Rena Corey. Published by the Southern Dutchess News on June 6,2012.                

Historic Wappingers Falls 

Rena Corey

Rena Corey's "Voices From The Falls" series featured in the Southern Dutchess News, examines historic houses in the Village of Wappingers Falls.

Rush Hotel

Rena Corey

Rena Corey's "Rush's Hotel: The Pulse of Wappinger in the late 1890's", published in the Southern Dutchess News April 25, 2012

The Great Chelsea Train Wreck of 1909

Eileen Stickle

Eileen Stickle's compilation of news stories of the train wreck near the Hamlet of Chelsea that killed two people and injured many more.

National Register of Historic Places

Village of Wappingers Falls

This document is the nomination application for the Historic District of Wappingers Falls. It is filled with many interesting facts about the buildings contained in the district

Blogging with

Danielle Sweetser

Danielle Sweetser

Follow along on Danielle Sweetser's journey to do research on the Mesier Family of our historic Homestead. Danielle was an intern while a student at Marist College and documented her findings as she went!  

Additional Reading

If you would like to read more about historic places in our area, you will fully enjoy reading more from author Tony Musso. We carry all three volumes of Tony's "Hidden Treasures..." series. Each book tells of the lesser known places of historic interest in the Hudson Valley. Tony gives a thorough review of each landmark and gives helpful hints on the best way to enjoy these "gems" in our area. Pick up a volume from our gift shop.

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