The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History announces the opening of its exhibit, Rondout Revisited, at the Matthewis Persen House, in conjunction with NY Heritage Weekend, May 19, 2012. The exhibit has been installed atUlsterCounty’s Matthewis Persen House, located on the corner of John and Crown Streets in uptownKingston. There will be an opening reception from 11 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on May 19th, and the public is invited.
The ReherCenterfor Immigrant Culture and History, a project of the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, is undertaking an extensive renovation and restoration of its building at 99-101 Broadway. While the Reher Bakery building is under construction, the Countyof Ulsterhas provided the ReherCenterspace on the second floor of the Matthewis Persen House for its exhibit, Rondout Revisited, highlighting three stages in the history of Rondout.
The schedule of events for this Grand Opening includes the following activities, and the public is encouraged to stop by the House and take part in the day’s events.
11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.:
Kingston Oral History Project. Kingston residents are invited to share their stories of Rondout and Kingston to help establish a video archive. People wishing to participate are encouraged to call ahead for an appointment (338-8131), though walk-ins are welcome.
12:00 Noon: A slide presentation of 200 photographs taken by Eugene Dauner during the urban renewal years. Mr. Dauner will discuss his experience of urban renewal and why he decided to document the process.
2:00 p.m.: A slide presentation by Jack Matthews showing a selection of photographs of Downtown, Midtown and Uptown Kingston during the first half of the 20th century.
For more information contact:
Jewish Federation ofUlsterCounty
1 Albany Avenue, Suite G-8,Kingston,NY12401
For more information on the Matthewis Persen House contact:
PO Box1800,244 Fair Street,Kingston,NY12402