Historic Red Hook

7562 North Broadway (Rte. 9)
Red Hook, New York 12571

Claudine Klose - 845-758-1920 - info@historicredhook.org

Historic Red Hook


Historic Red Hook is headquartered in the 18th century Elmendorph Inn, the Town of Red Hook's oldest public building. Formed in 2013 by consolidating the Friends of Elmendorph and the Egbert Benson Historical Society of Red Hook, its archival collections include photographs, maps, personal papers and business documents relating to the Town and its residents as well as genealogical information on local families.

Historic Red Hook is a member of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council.


Harriet Martin Dey Photograph Collection

Presented here are selected images of Red Hook (N.Y) and the Hudson Valley taken by Harriet Martin Dey.

Horse Thieves Collection

The minute books from Red Hook's two societies for the detection and apprehension of horse thieves.

Red Hook Postcards

Selected images from a postcard collection of scenes in the Town of Red Hook, including commercial businesses, private houses, churches and public buildings.

Red Hook Schools: 1870-1940

Images showing teachers, students and their ‘one-room’ schoolhouses throughout the Town of Red Hook in Dutchess County.

Red Hook Town Board Minutes

Board minutes from the Town of Red Hook in Dutchess County.

W.S. Teator Glass Plate Negative Collection

Images taken by William Seward (Will) Teator (1860-1930), between 1890 and 1910, of Upper Red Hook (N.Y.) scenes, people, family groups, buildings, etc.

Ward Manor Collection

A collection of postcards and photographs of Ward Manor in the 1920's. Ward Manor was a home for the poor and elderly as well as a summer camp for youth.